Do you have redness at the back of the throat, a persistent cough, or other problems relating to the same area. I'm posting this thread because of reports and photographs I've seen elsewhere of 'red crescents' at the back of the throat in ME patients. I'm not sure how common this is, but I have it. I also have a persistent cough that can interfere with speech - it gets worse the more I talk. I do find cutting out some foods helps with the cough though. But since I haven't seen others mention a cough, I was curious to know if anyone else has the same problem. I've had this cough since 1994, and I definitely think it's ME related.