But, FWIW, the first 3 months I couldn't talk for more than a couple of minutes without coughing
and the talking made it worse. The coughing
is often caused by post nasal drip and there's a common sx called riba-cough.
that's one reason I went out on medical leave.
I (was) a teacher, too, and a vocal music teacher to boot.
The coughing did go away after a couple of months but I think it's more coz I don't use the voice much than anything else.