Or both. But most probably reflux, given the constellation of symptoms, anyways you need to see your doctor, meanwhile you can try OTC reflux medication like omeprazole 20 mg once a day for a week or two only, read the labels carefully though. Besides that, reflux precautions as avoiding caffiene as much as you can, fried foods, excess carbonated beverages, raising pillows lose weight, good luck.
Severe achy pain in my trachea area & trouble swallowing (feels like I've been strangled. Hard!) after 2 days of acid reflux and a slight sore throat?
Probably is LPR. Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. Read more...