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.