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Creaky/raspy voice

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 4, 2010
  • 05:53 PM

I've been taking voice lessons since the end of November. My voice teacher told me that I've improved a lot and that structurally (tongue, breathing, etc) I'm doing everything right but that my voice is sometimes creaky/raspy when I sing. I've noticed this before also and my notes also crack at times. I know some people want a raspy voice but I don't. I would like mine to be as clear as possible! :) My voice also gets very raspy and dry after my job. I'm a cashier at a movie theatre and I have to yell from time to time get a customer's attention. I plan on going into theatre and improv as a career. I don't want my voice to be permanently damaged/raspy forever before I even have a chance to start.

I always feel like there's mucus stuck in my throat. I swallow a lot but it doesn't seem to help. I also get stomach pains. I get stomach pains or gas after almost every meal. I don't get heartburn, though. Can I still have some form of acid reflux without heartburn? I'm going to a doctor next weekend for a sinus checkup (as recomended by my voice teacher) and to talk to them about my stomach. But I just wanted to hear other's opinions.


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  • I was clearing my throat or coughing all day everyday just about, which would lead to a hoarse raspy voice. It took my ear nose & throat doc to tell me that the chronic cough was due to irritation by acid coming up in my throat, I don't get heartburn either, and after a week or so on protonix, I was all better, not more cough...she also put me on an antibiotic because the irritation was so severe.Good luck!!
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    • February 4, 2010
    • 11:51 PM
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  • Also wanted to add that I do not smoke or drink
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    • February 5, 2010
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