can somebody please explain this??

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lobstahguy
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   Posted 3/11/2014 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive had severe voice pain for one year. It is so bad that it has spread into my chest and my sinuses. Today, i got my finger smashed a let out a loud yell. With very little voice pain. So i tried it again several more times. It appears that i can yell at the top of my lungs without much pain, but talking hurts beyond description. If i wake up without more pain than usual, i am going to try it again tomorrow. Is this a neurological clue? I still dont have a reflux diagnosis after one year so the doctors arent sure if i have neuropathy or reflux or both. Thanks for any input

33333
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   Posted 3/12/2014 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried speech therapy? Perhaps your vocalization technique plays a role.

I found talking is far more painful than singing.

lobstahguy
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   Posted 3/12/2014 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I havent tried speech therapy yet. Its about the only thing i havnet tried. Did you try it?

dencha
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   Posted 3/12/2014 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lobstaguy,

I don't really know why, but I remember times when I had laryngitis, and was told that whispering is harder on the voice than talking. I suspect that when you're having voice issues, talking might be harder as well.

If you're having such chronic problems with your voice, 33333 has a great point. Why not make an appointment with a speech therapist? I'm sure you've seen an ENT, so that's not going to make a difference. But a ST might be able to help you deal with what's going on.

Not sure if it is covered via insurance, but it very well might be. If it were me, I'd definitely give it a try!

Best wishes,
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lobstahguy
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   Posted 3/12/2014 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Denise, my doctor did suggest it, but then i had emergency gallbladder surgery and never made it to the speech therapy. I will look into it again. Thanks

33333
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   Posted 3/13/2014 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
lobstahguy said...
I havent tried speech therapy yet. Its about the only thing i havnet tried. Did you try it?


Yes I had. It did and didn't help; the voice exercises can relax my throat / voice sometimes, but sometimes it hurts to do them when the reflux is bad.

Would you consider getting an impedance test? If reflux is positive then I doubt if speech therapy is going to help you much.

lobstahguy
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   Posted 3/13/2014 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried the impedence and couldnt get the tube through my broken nose. Had the Restech and the catheter malfunctioned. Its been one long year of bad luck with no diagnosis. Just 15-20 different meds that have all failed and made me sicker. In december the pain and inflammation that was in my voicebox has gone into my sinuses causing a neurological change. I now have to use nasonex which helps only a little. Many days i spend in bed with debilitating sinus headaches. My quality of life is unbearable.

Alcie
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   Posted 3/13/2014 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I do sinus washes at least once a day at home for my chronic sinus infections and pain.

I just recently found a physical therapist who is doing pressure point releases on my forehead and face. I can feel the maxillary sinuses start to drain when she does it. There is probably a website that will show us how to do the release ourselves. The PT said I can do it. I just don't know where to press yet. It takes all the fingers. Since the maxillaries drain upward, it's necessary to lie down to do it.

I had a badly broken nose too, and to get the tube down even the more open side, the doc (tech couldn't do it 3 times) had to get a pediatric scope down, then thread a wire through it and pull out the scope and put the tube down over the wire, which he then pulled out. It was not fun, but it worked. Just to get the scope down the doc had to spray with something to reduce the tissue swelling and use lots of lidocaine.
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