I wasn't sure what to title this!
Background info - I have inflammatory arthritis. My rheumatologist is hesitant to give me a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis because I don't have the rheumatoid factor in my blood. I am being treated the same way though. I'm on methotrexate.
I have been suffering from a very painful throat for many months. I frequently choke when eating/drinking but it's worse when drinking. I brought this up with the gastroenterologist (who I was seeing for stomach issues) but he brushed it off as nothing. It feels like there's a large swollen lump in my throat. It is surprisingly painful. I keep going to my GP who says I have no infection. I frequently lose my voice totally for days at a time and I often have a croaky voice. It's not tender to touch and my glands aren't swollen. I'm not sure if it's connected to my arthritis or not. I've heard you can get inflammation of the larynx. What else could this be?
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