Does anybody have near or total voice loss from a painful voicebox?

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lobstahguy
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   Posted 2/4/2014 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
This has been my most depressing symptom by far

petittarte
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   Posted 2/4/2014 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have pain do I do completely loose my voice, sometimes for days or weeks at a time.
Jodi

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lobstahguy
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   Posted 2/5/2014 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank God you dont have the pain. How do you manage without a voice?

petittarte
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   Posted 2/5/2014 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I use email, texting and always carry a notepad and pen.
Jodi

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dencha
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   Posted 2/5/2014 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi lobstaguy,

I was a second grade teacher before my Nissen, and my voice because increasingly hoarse and strained. I could no longer sing with my students, and often asked my TA to read aloud to my class, as my voice was so bad and so uncomfortable that I couldn't do it. It was better and worse intermittently, but was often bad.

I'm not sure what I experienced was "pain", but it was a real effort to talk.
I know how hard it is. Sorry you're dealing with this!

Good luck,
Denise

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Ninarenee 7777
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   Posted 2/9/2014 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lobstaguy, I am six days out of a Nissen Fundoplication,toupee style. Before surgery people always thought I was sick with a cold because of my hoarse sounding voice. Today six days out I sound so much better. I have not had any regurgitation ,reflux, or hoarseness. One of the things that made my hoarseness worse was coffee and creamer or milk. But ultimately the large para esophageal hiatal hernia repair is what has so far made the difference. Hope this helped! Good luck

lobstahguy
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   Posted 2/9/2014 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Ninarenee, that is very encouraging. Can you tell me more about your other symptoms before the surgery? Did you have LPR or GERD?

lobstahguy
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   Posted 2/9/2014 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the replies. I was just put on amitriptyline and it is not helping at all.
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