Doctor, I am extremely grateful for your answer to my query.
I will be seeing my GP on Thursday (still have that feeling of something stuck in my throat), but in the mean time I am now getting bad stomach acid (which appears to agree with your initial answer). This is a recent development, and at times can be noisy. It does not appear to correlate with meals nor activity.
Also, I am currently in the middle of banking degree exams - I wonder if the added stress can compound the symptoms?
As per your advice I have seen my GP today. He believes I am recovering from a viral infection, but just that I'm now getting acid reflux which is prolonging the throat from getting back to normality. He checked my glands and throat, they seem OK.
He also said my exam-related anxiety could be aggravating my throat symptoms - unfortunately this can't be helped!
Anyway, I think this wraps it up?
Thanks once again,