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LynC
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   Posted 8/25/2015 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with lupus in 1994. It is now in remission. I have read different posts regarding lupus and vocal problems. I have been very hoarse, sore throats, excessive mucus in the throat. I have song in choir and praise team for over 30 years. It is becoming more difficult to sing now due to these symptoms. My regular physician thinks I have silent reflux which has burned my vocal cords. I have an appointment with the ent. I noticed some threads mentioned lupus affecting the cord. I will see what the ent say. I need help. I love singing and praising God.

couchtater
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   Posted 8/25/2015 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the same thing happen to me. I was a high soprano. If he mentions the surgery get it done. I have no issues now and my surgery was in 1999.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

Lynnwood
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   Posted 8/26/2015 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Lupus can affect us anywhere, so maybe it is part of what is happening, but I'd trust what your PCP is telling you and see the ENT. (Do ENT's know about reflux? Seems like a GI issue to me?)

Do you still have regular checkups with the Dr who treated your Lupus? You might want to ask them just for a second opinion.

Best wishes.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

couchtater
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   Posted 8/26/2015 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
A Gastroenterology doctor will need to see you and test you for the surgery.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

LynC
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   Posted 9/23/2015 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Been a while since my post. I went to an ENT and found prenodules on my cords along with silent reflux. Taking speech therapy now and vocal rest from singing. After singing for so long, not being able to life my voice and sing is so hard. When I sit listening to the choir, I have to remind myself not to sing. It is my prayer that I will be healed and return to my love of singing.

Lynnwood
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   Posted 9/23/2015 10:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you aren't able to sing, that must be difficult. Hopefully the singing rest will help.

Best wishes-
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
"Life is far too important to be taken seriously." - Oscar Wilde

couchtater
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   Posted 9/24/2015 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
There is a surgery for silent reflux. It's called Nissen Fundiplication. I had it done several years ago (2009). Talk to a gastroenterologist about it. It really helped me.
Joy
Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Depression, Allergies, diabetes, and benign familia tremors

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))
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