Throat problems singing

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Avatar m tn I took almost a week off of talking and singing and by the end of it, it seemed to feel better for a couple days and though my voice was still weaker, I had an easier time singing again and my throat didn't feel tight. fFom there I got a very bad virus/sore throat which may have been strep. I continued to not sing but was back on talking. The virus went away about a week ago (though I still feel fatigued, my ears are un-popped, and have nose congestion) but my voice is still not great.
Avatar n tn 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.
1386217 tn?1279714835 2 years ago I noticed that after I had been singing for a while like you I had problems talking - like my voice was tired. Let's face it the voice box is a muscle so it is possible it's just that my voice was very powerful. I am now reduced to singing in a large choir and if I try to turn the power up my voice cracks and I can start a coughing fit. Any concerts leave me speechless - literally.
228936 tn?1249097848 Hi, I have some reflux problems and swallowing /throat problems that my doctor said could be from long term untreated reflux. Could this make it difficult to sing, ie, making my throat feel irritated while singing? This is a problem because I am a musician and am expected to sing sometimes.
Avatar n tn i'm now 29 and i still sing and didn't start having any problems with my throat again until i was diagnosed with hypo about a year ago. actually only when i'm having problems with my thyroid do i notice a change. i get hoarse for no reason even if i haven't sang. i have on the other hand been singing extremely high songs years ago and strained my vocal cords.
Avatar m tn (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.
Avatar m tn An adept Ear Nose and Throat specialist can address your concerns. It sound as if you indeed stand to gain greatly from tonsillectomy but an ENT should be consulted right away.
1679858 tn?1346768781 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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).
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar m tn Been having problems with my throat for the last year. Began after an upper airway infection last spring. Constantly sore throat, lost of burning. Started to have pain while singing, and swallowing. Tried antibiotics and allergy medicin with little or no help. Now after a year my tounge shows atrophy and fasicuisations. Been to ENT´s, neuros, gastro, all tests comes back normal. The doctors susspected ALS, but it seems pretty sure to be ruled out.
Avatar n tn I can have my throat close while i'm awake or asleep. I can just be sitting there and it will close while i'm breathing. It also closes when I eat or drink water. And I've had sleep tests done and it closes on average 7 times an hour... doc says they can not rule out sleep apnea. Here's the kicker... in my family it's hereditary. My mom has the same problem and my grandmother did too. I've seen my mom choke right in front of me, several times and it seems to get worse as we get older.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn After about 3-4 days of being together with a lady i got a throat problem, I did not have a sore throat, it was more like swelling around neck, neck glands were swollen and I had a really bad case of swollen uvula and some redness around it with some small white patches. I am typically non-drinker and do not smoke. But on holidays, I did have around 5-7 tonics each night going out.
Avatar f tn I thought I could help him as I have addiction problems of my own and my parents are alcoholics. Throughout the 3.5 yrs. we have been together I have LITERALLY supported all his financial needs and dreams, put up with lying, physical and emotional abuse to the point where it was affecting my health. The last straw started to unravel in April when he held me hostage and beat me up pretty good because I found out he was smoking crack again.
494087 tn?1257796807 Hi everyone I am having a problem with my throat feeling like it is closing up and then I panic because it feels like I am not breathing. It used to just happen sometimes and now it happens everytime I lay down to go to sleep. Today I was in walmart and it happend it really scared me. My mom and dad told me it is from stress, but right now I dont feel all that stressed. I was wandering if someone could tell me why this is happening or does it happen to anyone else.
Avatar f tn I am 38. When I was a young child, I developed pnuemonia. As a result, a had a HORSE COUGH. It was very rough and quite an ugly tone. That then became part of my laugh. 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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,
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn Yeah, actually, many folks gall bladderless have bowel problems after eating. I know for sure, that eating a lot of fat during a meal, will cause instant need to go to the bathroom, for some folks. You aren't alone, by a shot, and I've discovered that my surgeon seemed to act like no one has any problems after their gall bladder is removed. Try going to a gastroenerologist (GI) about that, and don't be embarrassed.
1475196 tn?1296309865 I know that feeling too...but keep on singing to see when there r changes in ur throat or vocal voice even got raspy.....
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.