I'm in Japan where there is an unfortunate communication problem.... I've been gradually loosing my voice over the last 6 months and not had known why. My job basicaly involves speaking so it's been difficult and it was thought it was overuse but I don't really talk quite that much I think. One of the many ENTs I've been to figures its GERD but after reading Dr. Hazenfields article, I seem to have a combo of it and LPR. I don't have heartburn although I did have some years ago. I have what feels to be a lump in the back of my throat, definite hoarseness and loss of voice, asthma, and slight problems swallowing. I went on Asthma meds too and they killed my voice really quickly.
Anyhow, after being diagnosed with GErd, got given Pariet and Transamin which didn't do much for me but once I added in elevating my bed, stopped lying down and watching TV after eating, my symptoms (voice) improved greatly. However, I have a big setback, and this probably kicked off my problem. One of my favorite things to do was to go downtown Osaka and did a HUGE thai lunch and walk around for a while. Big time acid reflux. And, I had a little setback, (its only been a week and a half since I elevated my bed etc. I had a little Thai at home and although it wasn't a huge meal, I had the same walking reflux issues.... and sure enough, my voice got a little worse for the last couple of days.
Any suggestions? I know I have to avoid Thai and large meals etc.... Should I get checked out for a hiatial hernia? I also have noticed that i beltch quite a bit....
Any suggestions are appreciated! It's essential I get my voice back 100%.
Hello and welcome. I moved your post to a thread of your own as this thread dates back to 2007 - 4 years ago.
Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 11/12/2011 6:08:38 PM (GMT-7)