Hi all. For the last month I have had a swelling feeling in my neck..both side, below each sides of my jaw. ach week this is getting more pronounced and is actaully feeling like I am being choked somewhat 24 hours a day. It is driving me nuts. It is not under the back of the jaw, more like half way out and under, kind of just above the adams apple. When I mentioned this to a Rhuemetologist he felt my glands and said they weren't swollen and said it must be the fat uner my 55 year old neck. I said " really"...I've had that fat under there for about 8 years...and never felt swollen and choking. He said...ask your PCP about it. It kind of hurts, sore feeling, definitely swollen feeling and like I said. I can't concentrate on anything. It feels like someone has their thumb and forefinger on there and they are sqeezing just enough to make me go...Hey. That's bothering me. I do not have a sore inner throat and swallow okay. But my voice is a little more higher pitched each week as if it is starting to slightly feeling the strain. Any thoughts?