Yes, I have CD in the esophagus. It was discovered after weeks of cold /flu symptoms, viral pneumonia. I kept telling doctors I coudn't swallow....they kept sending me home telling me to drink more fluids. Finally, It did start to hurt....right in the middle of my chest, everytime I swallowed, even just saliva....it became excrutiating. Still , trips to the ER were fruitless except for a bit of IV re-hydration, they kept sending me home with the same song and dance. After 2 months of this, I became so emaciated and weak....my friend took me to a different hospital. within one hour I had had an Endoscopy, was admitted PDQ and told I was a few short days from total kidney failure. I was a good long while in the hospital, the inflamation and ulcer in my esophagus was extreme.
I never did have a sore throat though. If your tonsils are really inflammed that will feel like your throat is closing up. Both my daughters still have their tonsils and often have tonsilitis with the same symptoms. The pain in my case was slower to appear and much lower .
Don't let it go on too long. If you feel something is wrong then trust your gut!
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.