I'll go out with my friends either to a bar, or to a club. I thought I kept loosing my voice because I would scream in the club, but I realised when I just stand there and have a drink n talk to some one in the bar , by the end of the night I would have lost my voice and I can't talk anymore. The next day and for the next 2 I can't talk properly. It happens so very often I couldn't take it anymore today and I burst into tears. :cry: I thought maybe it's be cause of the cigarette smoke in the bars, but I dont know. I'm not a smoker either.
I believe I know what your problem is because I had the same trouble. You have developed bad speech habits and you are speaking at the wrong pitch. You must retrain yourself to speak at the proper pitch. I found Dr. Morton cooper on the internet and I had a few sessions with him. He helped me train my voice. You can find him at voice-doctor.Com
i have the same problem and I know how u feel,its really deppressing.Ive had my voice problems 2 months,the doctors say im fine and to drink plenty of liquids and it will go away,ye ye ye thats a great help...Not.Im trying 2 find out more information to cure this but your not alone,all the best!! Jason
This has been happening for me the past 3 months or so. Everyday I lose my voice. Monday-sunday, I don't completely lose it, but its gets raspy and soft. I only drink and smoke cigs are weekends (maybe 1 or 2 times a week). I have no idea, its annoying as all hell.
Your voice is just plain worn out. When you are in a club that you can scream in like the one you go to, they can be pretty loud. If you are not screaming and you are just hanging out with your buddies, you are probably talking a whole lot louder than you normally should to get your buddies to hear you over the other noise. The strain on your vocal chords is definitely not healthy for you....and of course, just like anything else, they will take a little while to heal (even a couple days like you said) depending on how badly you are straining them.
I am a teacher, and I rarely ever "scream" at my kids. I think I teach too loud, however. I do smoke a pack a day, but at 25 I'm already afraid I have lymphoma or something because of rarely ever having the proper voice, and straight-up loosing my voice for one full day every week. Do you think this is a sign of lymphoma? I'm working on quitting btw.
I am assuming that since this individual can spell the word "lymphoma" that "loosing" was mostly likely a typographical error. Perhaps it is obvious to everyone but you that your apparent unwillingness to extend a hand of kindness to a person who may be/have been going through a difficult situation is one of many things wrong with society. I hope my response sufficiently answered your question, good sir.
Same issue here!! I am thinking it's a bunch of things like acid reflux, allergies, and the weather. I struggled for months and then it went away but then came back...like in spring. I don't feel i have bad allergies or reflux but it's still possible that all these are triggers. I also o out and lose my voice....I'm 30 and love to talk and it stinks to think I may never be the same and w a career where I have to talk, makes it hard....I feel all it pain. I'm going to a gi specialist next week. Been to eNT already and al they did was give me reflux meds.
I being having this problem for more than 4 years already! I already went to see like 5 different doctors, here are all the reason or some of them that why I loose my voice, allergies,reflux,weather,stress, even when I take a nap and I wake up it happen!I can feel something happen in my throat The way it happen is so quick like in seconds and then come back in an hour or some times take one day.Every time is worse and some times I can not say nothing at all, no sound at all!
It's being so frustrated to me!! I had make me, different kind of test, like x rays of my throat, and my respiratory system , scanner to find if my brain don't have something to be with this problem, the neurologist doesn't find anything, well the problem continue and I 'm afraid to loose my voice complete after a wile.
I even try speech therapy and didn't work.
Maybe there is somebody who find a doctor who help them and can help me too.
I have been losing my voice every day for the past few weeks. I dont yell, I dont smoke, I dont drink, I dont talk a lot, and i DO have asthma. I work from home and take calls, I just got a promotion and have not been taking very many calls due to my other new responsibilities. I lost my voice partially 2 days ago so I tried to not speak at all yesterday to rest my voice for today so that I could work. I was fine this morning and had full use of my voice. As soon as I decided to go to work thinking that I would be able to work my voice started going. With in 5 minutes I have completely lost my voice and i am down to a whisper. I am almost certain that it has something to do with me having asthma. Made an appointment for tomorrow morning to have the doc check it out. They are certain that they will have an answer as to what is causing it. I will keep you posted.
This has been happening to me since i was about 9 or so. For different reasons, colds, yelling at my siblings, and allergies. i am 34 now i hate when this happens because it takes me forever to get my voice back, sometimes a month. it's like my voice is so fragile. I do have allergies and I can tell when I get congested it paralyzes the vocal chords somehow. If i yell it only has to be like 5 words and my voice is gone, not like im yelling all night long and this doesn't happen often anyway. Same with run of the mill colds if i get congested its over. I've mentioned this to doctors before and they dont seem to care at all as if it isnt a problem to them. I do have acid refux and chronic sinusitus that im sure contributes to this mess. I saw on Nip/Tuck believe it or not some lady had scar tissue removed from her vocal chords and this helped her. i can help but wonder if i have polyps or scar tissue thats makes this worse and worse as i get older. if i could just get a doctor to give a damn. good luck to all of you going through it, i know how horrible and depressing it is. makes you just want to stay home all day and look up cures on the computer lol
Hey guys, I am 25, a semi-professional singer/musician, and I am very social and do talk a lot. I have been having the exact same issue for about 3 years now. It began when I started doing a lot more traveling gigs and also began using my voice in a different method to get a desired raspy, breathy sound. The vocal sounds I was making were amazing! However, after several months of this, I lost my voice completely for 6 weeks. Then, after not singing for 4 months, I finally got back to where I could sing. I thought it might have been acid reflux, allergies, polyps/nodules, perphorated esophegus (At the same time as losing my voice I get this pain towards the bottom of my throat/top of my chest), or tonsil issues. I have had a nasal/vocal chord scope, video stroboscopy, upper EGD, voice therapy, and even had my tonsils removed! (Which mind you, as an adult is extremely unpleasant)...After getting my tonsils out I couldn't speak for about 10 days. After which, my voice felt pretty good. Then I began singing again. Everything was good until I started singing raspy again. Then, the same pain and loss of voice. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT IN MY MIND NOW THAT MY ISSUE IS BAD VOCAL/SPEAKING TECHNIQUE. While I did do speech therapy, it was only 1 day a week for an hr, and I wasn't very good about doing the homework. I am now going to begin Speech Level Singing lessons, which I believe will be even better than the voice therapy. I will also check out voice-doctor.com as Jeff 123 suggested. Guys and gals, I understand your frustration, maybe even more as this has interfered with my career as a musician greatly over the last 3 years. It's even made me depressed as I want to talk to people, but it hurts to, and that just sucks. The issue here for probably most of us is poor vocal/speech technique, we are just hoping there's an easier fix, a medical fix where we can take a pill or have a surgery instead of re-learning to speak.
I have the exact same problem. The initially poster who spoke of the drinking/club/screaming could of been my post. I have spent hundreds of dollars attempting to diagnosis and doctors keep telling me nothing is wrong. I have heard from numerous people I am not projecting correctly so I believe I will try the speech doctor. Thank You everyone! I don't even remember what my real voice sounds like I have been horse for 6 months! I feel better knowing it isn't just me!
I have this same problem, everytime I wake up its two or three hours somerimes maybe longer before I can speak.....sometimes eating ice chips helps me..ita been going on for as long as I can remember and I'm forty now. Its very frustrating trying to have a conversation and every other word u try to aay is silent, or answeing the phone an nothing comes out except "lo"