I've had the lump in my throat, and for me it was my thyroid that was swollen, but only on the back side oddly enough. The right amount of thyroid meds (& iodine for me) keeps it from being swollen. When my thyroid is swollen, I can't have anything touch it either, or it feels as if I'm choking. Sheets, clothes anything really that touches my neck, even above and below the thyroid itself.
This may just be that you need the higher dose and it won't go away until your body gets what it needs.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)