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Hoarseness and more PLEASE read!

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 14, 2008
  • 09:05 PM

I am completely desperate for help or advice!I have had heartburn and indigestion for a while. I just took Rennie. It worked on the heartburn, but the indigestion was another matter. It wasn't related to food, as I would get it suddenly when at work- I am a singing teacher.Over xmas I had a stomach bug unlike any other I had had before. It hurt, but there was no sickness. I just felt very unwell and like my stomach was gnawing hungry. That passed, and I got a feeling of a piece of grit at the back of my throat, although there was nothing I could see. That lasted a week, and then the "grit" became a lump. 2 days later it went. I was overjoyed, BUT my voice was completely hoarse. I hadn't done anything to warrant that- overuse. I don't drink or smoke or drink caffeine. 3 months later I still have no voice. My throat feels "tight" and I have headaches around my temples/side of my head. I have lost my high range of notes.I feel like I need to clear my throat a lot. If I sing one day, I pay for it the next and cannot speak at all.I have seen the ENT once who said my cords looked okay, but there was redness and a white patch that didn't clear on coughing. So I have to see him again in a few weeks.My problem is -my job! I have to sing for 6 hours a day. If I stop working I can't pay the mortgage and bills as I am mainly self-employed. I am desperately worried. Not being able to sing is the most depressing thing in the world, as I have been a singer all my life and rely on my voice for my work.Has anyone else ever had this, or heard of this? Any replies very gratefully received.

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