Unf. Raydean is correct. I have the same problem which is why they are not letting me go back into the classroom. I actually threw up on an employee at a staff meeting. I was told to avoid soda, caffiene, and anything I find that makes the problem worse. I know for me spicy foods, ice cream, really cold things irritate my throat. I keep waking myself up at night choking so I'm sure sinuses have some play in all of it. I tried allegra but it didn't help..seemed to make it worse since it dried me out. If anyone knows tips to help I'm all ears!