I'm a 25 year old woman, very active, and over the past 3 weeks or so, I've had pain in my throat/neck that I'm trying to
figure out if muscle related. The pain starts at the base of my throat/neck (in the concave region just higher than my
collar bone) and continues up the middle of my throat, all the way to my jaw just below my bottom teeth. The pain is worst
at the end of my breath (when I've completely exhaled) and also worsens when I lay on my back.
I don't have any other symptoms (such as a sore throat, allergies, etc) but the pain makes me feel the urge to cough. The
pain doesn't seem to be relieved all that much by ibuprofen. However, I'm wondering if this sounds muscular related (such as
a strain injury from exercising somehow) or signs of something more serious.