My throat has been sore for a few days....until this morning. When I woke up, I was pleasantly surprised that the pain had disappeared. It felt kind of tight around my adams apple, but no big whoop. It wasn't until a little later that morning, when i showed up at school and actually tried to talk---I had no voice! Seriously, all day I've been completely mute, I can only whisper. Occasionally a hint of sound comes out on certain words, but 85% of the time it's just whispy-airy sounds. lol Anyway, it's not really painful, but this "tightness" around my voicebox is really uncomfortable. I have to take the ACT tomorrow, and really want to avoid distractions as much as possible. Any suggestions for loosening things up? Drinking tons of water and taking a hot shower have already been tried, both are very temporary fixes....very temporary.