There is a condition Larangopharyngeal reflux it is also know as silent reflux as u may not experience what most expect to feel with reflux...heartburn.U do need to get on meds especiallly for something like this as the acid can cause damage to the esophagus..and the meds can help heal it.The sooner u address it with meds and diet and life style modifications the better.
Stress and weight changes can cause a flare up, as well as what u eat or drink....do look at the Health Pages for tips on diet modifications that can help u feel better.
Symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux are:
Continual throat clearing
Chronic throat irritation
Excessive phlegm the throat
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Constant sensation of something in the throat
Swallowed food comes back up
Post nasal drainage
Blockage of the breathing passage
Spasm of the larynx (voice box)
This condition is a result of both UES and LES not working correctly.
And it is possible not to have typical gerd/acid reflux symptoms.