Throat problems when singing

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I know this because I have to take more breaths when singing in places I don't normally have to and when working out I can tell I have to breathe a lot more.
I had my thyroid removed a week ago today, and I have had zero problems with my voice. I had a bad sore throat for a bit from the breathing tube during surgery, but that was really it. I do local community theatre and was worried about my voice, as well, and the doctor (general surgeon for me) he couldn't guarantee anything, of course. I'm not sure how rare of an effect it is, though. It really can be the luck of the draw, I think.
I know that sounds weird to do, but youd still be singing and you can sing softer but still join in when you can because you have back up? I know nothing can replace what you love to do but you can always find other ways to embrace it. I love to dance. I have (had) very good rhythm. It is a deep passion of mine that I can no longer do, I found that out after I started dancing and collasped shortly after. I have found sitting in my seat and moving my arms to the music makes me happy.
I think I strained my vocal cord or something because that day my throat started hurting when I speak or sing. My throat does not feel sore otherwise. I've tried antibiotics and gargling with Peroxide, but they didn't help. Any ideas?
It began in 1976 and re occurs every 5 to 6 years. I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out.
(as one learns in voice training) yields atonal growls -Must use excessive muscular effort to project my voice across a room -Pitch instability when sustaining a pitch and drastic voice breaks when sliding from pitch to pitch -Feeling of discomfort, inflexibility, strain, almost like a grinding feeling in my throat when talking at normal pitch -Voice very quickly fatigues (within a minute or two of talking) After quick googling, I would think it was vocal nodules.
Hi....when u say the lump in ur throat affects ur singing...what do u mean? It can be GERD/acid reflux...or it can be chiari affecting u.... When it affected my singing, my throat felt like I had spasms...and my voice was gone, nothing was coming out....and it felt strange like when u cry or get emotional, this is y I asked this of Heather....I had no idea it was chiari and b4 I got my dx my DD thought I was just lip singing in church...I felt bad, but I could not get nething out.
Yesterday while in service I noticed the blood taste in my throat again. This accompanied feelings of strain while singing. I've sang all my life and have done up to 4 services in a day. Yesterday I had trouble hitting and holding notes, and when I pressed on is when I noted the taste of blood. Plus, by the end of the day, I had a slightly sore throat. I've noticed the strain over the past few rehearsals. Yesterday, I noticed that I also had an earache while trying to sing.
I think it has something to do with the jaw, the muscles in the throat and the nerves in the throat which are being vibrated by the vocal chords. I saw an ENT last fall. He said my vocal chords were just fine. He saw something else a little red but could not see any reason why I couldn't talk. I was a little hoarse at that time but had a lot of pain in my throat. I would like to be able to sing as I go through school (getting my Masters in Music Education).
My throat has been sore every day for the past three weeks, and my lymph nodes are sore in my throat and under my armpits. I am also having neck problems. Seems to all have started at the same time. CFS has been suggested to me. I will say that my mother has CREST Schleroderma, which is an autiommune disease, and she has major throat problems like you are talking about. Have you noticed any changes in the texture of your skin or the inability for sores to heal on your skin?
Did you have any hoarseness prior to the surgery? I have been having problems with hoarseness after singing for some time, it has progressed into being hoarse after only singing for 15 minutes. Funny thing is that I can still produce good sound while singing, but can't speak! I have three fairly large nodules in my right thyroid and one in the left. The doctor is not sure, but I think the nodules are affecting my laryngeal nerves.
For a few weeks now I have this click in my throat when I swallow. Not when I am drinking water or eating, but just during normal swallowing. It doesn't click when my head is down or up, but it clicks when I am looking straight. If I put my fingers just above adams apple I can feel a click. Please help me to identify what it could be.
Sounds like the majority of this drainage is coming from your nasal passages down into your throat. When you are upright, gravity is giving you a helping hand unfortunately. Thanks for the nice comment.
I was doing some research on this Hyoid Bone, and when you have problems with the acid reflux, it can cause a lot of problems in your throat, which I'm sure you are familar with, and the acid reflux can actually cause tumors in the throat, and they can become cancerous. I try not to take a lot of the information to heart until I get the facts, but I can't help but notice many of the symptoms they list for this cancer and tumors I have or have had.
My anxitey actually started with my throat and feeling like it was going to close up. What I do when I start to get that I just drink fluids constantly. Knowing that I can swallow, I know that my throat is not closing up. I know it is a very scary feeling, but I think it is all anxiety related. Your mind can play nasty tricks on you. Good Luck.
I own my own home (my ex lived with his parents) have a good job , don't need a man financially or emotionally when I'm single . Ive spent most of my life being single when a relationship ends it takes me about 2 years to get into another one so I'm not afraid of being alone.
That HORSE LAUGH went away in adult hood. I quit smoking at age 32 when I got pregnant. When I smoked I would "HACK" up a lot of mucus. I had to work at it. It was 3 to 5 times a day. I am sorry for the LOVELY picture I just painted of myself! Yuck. I thought that would go away when I quit smoking. It did not. It got worse. I was told that it was my body getting rid of all the damage the smoking did. It would go away. Well, its been six years and it hasn't gone away.
makes my throat area more sore throughout the day which tells me that I am at least singing from the right place. Anywho, I had to put an ice pack on it last night. Is a pulled thorat muscle possible with someone who has acid reflux and sings? Any ideas?
I am a 20 year old Musical Theatre student with a passion for singing, I had been thoroughly enjoying university and was experiencing no problems whatsoever with my throat until last January in which I went for a singing audition. This was the first audition I had been too that required singing, regardless I felt relatively confident in my own ability and spent the entire night before hand practicing my songs.
OK everyone. I am taking a poll of when your sons began to speak. Feel free to answer for your daughters also, but girls always do everything earlier and it will just upset me more to hear how young they were. My son was 17 months old on the 22nd. He reached all of his milestones on time to my calculations. Sat on his own at 5 months, crawled at 9 months, walked at 12 months. He began saying "hi" around 11 months old, and that's still pretty much his only word.
I I have suffered from indigestion and heartburn for quite a few years, nothing serious, but I have had Zoton now and agin from my doctor, they are excellent and completely stop the problems, about 6/8 months ago however I developed a hoarse throat, which wasnt really sore, I could eaat and drink with no problems, my doctor gave me some more zoton and I was sent for the camera down the nose trick, they said it was acid burn on the throat, I was told to carry on taking the Zoton, for two months,
I had my gall bladder out in May 1996. I was pretty nervous, as I was 27 at the time and had never had any type of surgery before in my life, except wisdom teeth extractions, which was no big deal for me. So needless to say, I was nervous and scared, but after years of gall bladder-related pains, which weren't diagnosed at first because nothing was found, I was willing to have the darn thing taken out once and for all. I had the laparoscopic (sp?) surgery.
I know that feeling too...but keep on singing to see when there r changes in ur throat or vocal cords...my voice even got raspy.....
swimming with head out of water mostly (i.e., cocked up) 4. extensive singing (mostly incorrectly - from throat as opposed to the correct method. Also, periodically when doing certain shoulder weight lifting, I feel a concentrated 'point' of sharp (not oppressive) pain in, approximately, the center of the upper rt quadrant of my back. Also, I feel extreme tightness throughout the entire back of my neck (I actually feel something like 1/2-3/4 inch twisted wire.
Well, to put it bluntly, none of this has helped me with my problems. I still have problems with my throat (which is really affecting my ability to speak. I can't hold conversations for over 10 minutes, I can't speak loudly, etc) and my ears are still constantly plugging up (this really noticeably occurs when I feel warm or am breaking/speaking through my nose. Or singing.) And, honestly, I am sick of it.
I've also noticed that I have persistent habit of clearing my throat, even thought, I haven't been sick or had any sinus/allergy problems in a long time. I've heard some singers who have had surgery performed on their throats to return their voices to a better condition. I realize smoking does damage the throat and is obviously detrimental to your health, but i didn't think that the effects would show up seemingly overnight.
He runs pretty much year round for his high school cross country and track teams. Last spring during the outdoor track season, he began to have problems breathing during races and hard workouts. He was diagnosed as having exercise induced asthma and given Advair, Singular and Albuterol. They seemed to help and he got better over a 3-4 week period. He stopped taking the medicines at that point when the season ended.
I've been taking them for 9 days now, its sort of ok, but hasnt made that much of a difference, I'm going to keep taking the Somac for at least a month and see what happens then. I also feel bloated when my throat feels at its worse and find it hard to talk, like I have to strain to say anything and cant hit high notes anymore, in fact it makes me tired just to talk lately. Also, my heart beats so fast.
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