Hi kenzie22,Welcome to Healing Well! I'm glad you've found us. Yes, once your reflux has resolved with medication and your larnyx is no longer being bathed with acid, it will have a chance to heal and your voice will return. This is a long-term process, though, and will take a great deal of patience.
Keep in mind that if your allergy/PND issue can also exacerbate your hoarseness, if you're coughing or clearing your throat. Both of these can affect your vocal chords negatively.
Get ready to be very consistent with careful eating (avoid GERD trigger foods), compliance regarding taking medication, and avoiding coughing or excessive voice use. Remember that whispering (which is often considered by people to be voice-rest) actually creates more stress on the voice.
You might want to add an elevated head-of-bed to your routine. Often reflux occurs at night, as gravity no longer helps keep acid in your stomach. Elevating the head of your bed (with boards or bed-risers) will help gravity do its job.
As I said, this is a long-term healing process. It will seem to take forever, but eventually your voice will return to normal.
Thank you for the response, comfort and advises!
Really appreciated it!
Right now I always eat vegetables, fish and occasionally poultry meat. I deprived myself with red meat.
I don't drink soda, coffee and tea.
Before I love eating spicy foods but since this happened I stop craving spicy dishes.
I can't also eat my favorite spaghetti.
At night I'm using 3 pillows to elevate my head.
With regards to clearing the throat, I'm guilty as charged! I can't help it but to do throat clearing through out the day to remove that sticky phlegm/lump in my throat. But as you said I should stop it and from now I'll do my best to avoid clearing.
With regards to medicine, is proton pump inhibitor like esomeprazole can really help me in my condition?
I've been taking this medicine for more than a month now but this medicine never ease my symptoms.
I also tried aloe vera juice, but the juice I bought had sour taste because they used citric acid as ph stabilizer. Which only further aggravates and irritate my damaged throat. But I really want to drink aloe vera juice as to what I've read it can heal damage/burn caused by acid reflux.
But as you said I need to be patient, healing is a long term process. PATIENT is what I really need right now. I tend to worry easily..
Thank you dencha! I keep you posted when I get better. Hopefully!