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Losing my voice?

Posted by Betty_The_Villages (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 11, 05 at 21:23

I just got over the pain from my Diverticulotis. Now I have kinda lost my voice. I can only speak in a low voice. It has been going on now for 7 days.
Does anyone know what a person can do to get your normal voice back?
I have not had a cold. Is there such a thing as a voice virus.
I do take Thyroid medicine. Could it be my thyroid? I went to the doctor's he said give it another week and then he will send me to a throat specialist.
Betty in Florida

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RE: Losing my voice?

If you are still feeling this way Monday, if I were you, I'd get the doc to go ahead and refer to ENT. Why would he want to wait two weeks?

RE: Losing my voice?

The doctor seems to think it will go away. I looked up some info on the Internet.
I read where using mouthwash, smoking, alcohol, or caffine could cause it.The only one I use is the mouth wash.
I have just started gargling with Scope mouthwash about 10 days ago before I go to bed. It seems to keep my mouth so smooth and wet through the night. I have had trouble waking up with a very dry mouth. So I started the Scope to gargle.
I just read where it has 15% alcohol. Maybe...just maybe this is causing it.
Thanks for writing.
God Bless!
Betty in Florida

RE: Losing my voice?

Stop talking and wait a few days. It will come back. This happens to me every so often - last time was six days - but it always resolves itself.

RE: Losing my voice?

Skip the mouthwash. That sort of thing can irritate the delicate membranes in the back of your mouth and throat. This time of year, the trees are putting out pollen. You may have developed a little allergy. It would be wise to get it checked out soon.

RE: re:Losing my voice?

On Monday I am going to call and set up an app't w/Dr.
Right now I can only talk with a whisper.
The doctor does not seem concerned. He said it was a sexy
Who wants a sexy voice at this
Betty in Florida

RE: Losing my voice?

If you have dry scratchy throat thru the night, it is probably due to sinus drainage, allergies, or just the cold weather making the heat run. It's been chilly down where you are I heard....

Anyway, you're better off gargling with old fashioned warm salt water, nothing more.

RE: Losing my voice?

I had a very bad flu about a month ago. I lost my voice and everything! Well its been a month and my voice still isn't fully back. Any suggestions??

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