Take analgesics for few days
Thanks for the query.
Coming to the weight loss
part first, with no other associated symptoms, hyperthyroidism
is a possibility but usually is associated with increased heart rate
, loss of sleep, feeling of warmth and increased appetite. You have stated none of these but still you should go for a thyroid function test in consultation with your GP.
Regarding pain in neck and crackling sound in pressing, pain can have various reasons varying from some muscular pull to slight infection of throat or some element of thyroiditis
(inflammation if thyroid gland). Steam inhalation and some analgesic should deal with these and thyroiditis is usually self limiting is slight. In case pain increases, please get an ENT examination done.
Crackling sound is usually normal and it is like with pain you became more aware of this thing as must be frequently touching this area. Nothing to worry about.
In brief, please take some analgesic for 3-4 days along with steam inhalation. In case pain does not subside, do consult an ENT. For thyroid function tests
, you can have these but not an emergency, fix your appointment and get these done.
Feel free to ask another query.