It could very well be. The spot where you "feel" the pain is probably a little more generalized than you think. When one feels ill, and they locate a spot, that spot tends to show more symptoms than the other one. The lump in throat feeling is the worst, I'm not sure where you're living, but I've had the same feeling for almost a week now. My girlfriend has been showing cold/flu symptoms for about a week, I haven't cought the bug... not looking forward to catching hers... But it hits fast. like a pandemic. Keep an eye on it, it most likely is this time of year, drink some water and stay hydrated.. I know I've been waking up very dry mouthed since I"ve been feeling the lump in the throat, often sometimes where my uvula is inflamed, and it feels like I've got phlegm when really it's just the uvula. making me cough.