I don't mean to add to the abyss of posts similar to what I am about to describe, but I feel as if this is my last resort! (Please read this post...)
Long story short:
I am male, 23, and in my final year at University. I have suffered with Asthma on/off for the entirety of my life and until now, was unfazed at tight chest feelings etc, as I knew my blue inhaler was close by. 4 months back, I was admitted to A&E when my throat was so infected/sore/course that I physically couldn't swallow, nor, barely breathe. That soon went down having been given mere co-codimol effervescent tablets to gargle with (Before christmas 2016). It's now 23rd March, 2017, and I have noticed my throat becoming tight on/off for three months now, but never thought much of it (being the least likely person to seek medical attention!). That is until 2 weeks ago, when my throat began to really become quite tight, and my inhalers provided little help as it did not seem as though my lungs are the issue. I know this is not anxiety related, for three physical symptoms.
The first, is the back of my throat looks incredibly sore (although it no longer is, actually feels very normal in respect to pain), there are many red spots on the back of my tongue and one of my tonsils appeared inflamed when my girlfriend took a picture (with a white spot on the inflammation). Furthermore, my epiglottis protrudes above the base of my tongue a strange white colour. I can add a video or photo of the back of my throat if this helps, but will hold off on that not to scare anyone for life!
The second, is when I have bouts of restricted throat feelings, if i open my mouth and take in a breath, you can psychically hear the restriction (higher pitch sound) of air flow much like it sounds when your lungs feel tight, yet, now it is clearly coming from my throat.
The third, is the bad breathe & general bad taste in the back of my throat despite being anal about brushing my teeth twice daily/brushing my tongue/mouthwash + now spraying the back of my throat with difflam + taking antibacterial nasal spray (first defence, i know this is to prevent colds, but pharmacist said it was the only nasal spray that was anti-bacterial so better than nothing).
So, to recap, I have been co-existing with some sort of tight throat (presumably an infection) for months, it has only but recently impeded significantly on my breathing.
I have seen the GP at university (whom I do not want to bad mouth, but is by a country mile the worst Dr i have ever seen), but persisted until he looked at my throat. He immediately booked me into have a blood test for glandular fever + an ordinary blood test.
I will be travelling down south for easter in a week, and re-register to my local health practice to see someone about my blood results.
My two questions are:
1) Is anyone experiencing similar or exacting symptoms to those I have described?
2) Could anyone advise what this COULD be (I understand the rules of the forum)/what should I say to the GP next visit?
I understand this is quite long, and If you're reading this, I genuinely thank you for sticking with it! I am at my wits-end and really don't know what to do. For those of you experiencing this too, its awful but we can beat it!