I've suffered from a sore throat for about three months. Recently my lower throat feels really swollen like it has a lump in it (for approx 3 weeks now). My doctor suggested GERD as the cause and put me on 30g Zotact per day. I've been on the tablets two weeks and have had no relief. I also have a burning feeling below my adams apple. Has anyone suffered these symptoms and if so, how long before they start to subside.