I had a sharp stabbing, electrifying pain
in my throat
region that was felt upon swallowing, coughing, drinking, eating and talking
. After dealing with my PCP for several weeks, I insisted to be seen by an ENT. He diagnosed my situation as glossopharyngeal neuralgia. I was put on gabapentin twice a day and it helped for a while although I had break through pain. The dosage was increased approximately a year later after being sent to a neurosurgeon.