for the past year or two (that i can remember) i occasionally have this feeling like there is a small feather in the back of my throat. it is slightly right of center, and feels small. it feels like i swallowed a piece of hair or have a little fuzz ball (or feathery thing) back there. it happens maybe every few months and only lasts for a few days, if that.
after searching on the web on sites like webmd.com, all that comes up are sites about asthma or the common cold. but i do not have either of these to my knowledge. there are no other symptoms. i do not feel tightening of the chest. i do not feel like i am suffocating. i do not feel shortness of breath. i do not feel a sore throat or swollen glands. i feel and look completely normal, except for this feathery sensation. it does not hurt at all, and sometimes i can even forget that it is there. it is just more annoying if anything, especially when i am lying in bed trying to fall asleep. i really notice it then.
i have looked at my throat with a flashlight and pressed my tongue down to see if there was anything there. there seems to be no redness.
please dont laugh, but the first time i felt this, my thoughts were that i swallowed a spider in my sleep. i heard once that we swallow "x" amount of spiders a year in our sleep and the first time i noticed this, it was in the morning after waking up from sleeping. i was sure that i somehow swallowed a spider and that it was lodged in my throat. not sure if this matters, but it usually does first happen in the morning time. i notice it when i wake up and it will last anywhere between a few hours to a few days at most.
has anybody had a similar experience or knowledge on this subject? i hate doctors and feel silly calling about something like this when it may be nothing. this is just so odd and i want to know what is causing it.
i do have a very furry dog, but i doubt i am inhaling her fur?!