Losing your voice a drug side-effect?

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draegs
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   Posted 8/5/2008 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Ever since I was discharged from the hospital two months ago I have had a problem with losing my voice by the end of the day. It doesn't disappear completely, but it sounds like I am getting over a cold. Sometimes it starts to go by lunchtime and sometimes it isn't until later at night. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this odd occurrence? All of the medications I am taking are listed in my signature.
James
26-year-old diagnosed with UC in 2004
3.2g Asacol, 150mg Imuran, 35mg Prednisone, 20mg Prilosec, Fosamax, and Remicade (3 infusions, no success so far)
Currently flaring and eagerly awaiting surgery on 9/16/08


tjf
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   Posted 8/5/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have any season allergy problems? I lose my voice all the time. Mine seems to be related to allergies.
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quincy
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   Posted 8/6/2008 2:33 AM (GMT -6)   
or reflux damage.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Red_34
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   Posted 8/6/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with the above reasons. I have both allergies and acid reflux. I end up losing my voice a lot as well. A few times due to allergies, I lost my voice completely. Which is majorly frustrating on my part but humorous to my hubby :)
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madabs
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   Posted 8/6/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I just started asacol so  I was reading the insert earlier today and noticed that pharyngitis was listed fourth as a side effect reported in trials of the drug.  It doesn't fit your explanation exactly, so perhaps it could be related.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol daily and rowasa as needed 
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa


draegs
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   Posted 8/6/2008 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think it's due to allergies as I have never had an issue with them in the past. I've also been tested for all of the common ones and everything came back negative. As for Asacol, I've been taking it for four years now and this only started recently.

I do think acid reflux might be the culprit, though. I've been having some of the other symptoms that go along with it and so I have a call into my GI to talk to him about it.
James
26-year-old diagnosed with UC in 2004
3.2g Asacol, 150mg Imuran, 30mg Prednisone, 20mg Prilosec, Fosamax, and Remicade (3 infusions, no success so far)
Currently flaring and eagerly awaiting surgery on 9/16/08


quincy
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   Posted 8/6/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi..you should see an ENT to make sure you don't have anything going on with your larynx.

Did you recently get over a cold?

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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