Cause of Head, Ear, Chest Pain When Singing ???? Lupus?

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Elsie Mae
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   Posted 4/27/2012 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
 I have sung in choirs for over 30 years, but singing is painful now.  After a few minutes of singing I experience increasing pain in my ears, chest, and head.  My vocal range is much more limited than it used to be.  Instead of singing soprano as in the past, I can now barely sing low alto.  Could this possibly be from medicine such as Prednisone that I take for SLE/Lupus or could this be a new side effect of SLE Lupus?  It is disappointing and frustrating for me.  Does anyone have experience with this and if YES, what have you done about it?

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   Posted 4/28/2012 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
i'd go talk with a ENT doctor

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   Posted 4/28/2012 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never heard of Prednisone having that particular side effect. I would go back to your doctor and like Joy suggested, a good ENT. Let us know what you find out!

(Oreo) Laura

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   Posted 4/28/2012 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree, it doesn't sound like anything I've ever heard as being part of Lupus or of Prednisone -- see your PCP or GP for a checkup, and then an ENT.

Hope you feel better soon,
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Elsie Mae
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   Posted 4/29/2012 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Everyone! I will try to find an ENT doctor. I don't think there is one in my area.
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