Since Christmas I keep getting a painful throat on the left side (it's not a sore throat that you get with a cold), but it can hurt to swallow. It usually lasts 3-5 days and then subsides. I've got it again now. Not been to the doc yet as it's not too bad at the moment, but keeps happening. I guess it's some sort of gland pain - anyone else get this? Not on any prescribed medication for thyroid but have a few symptoms.