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Thread #137074   Message #3133971
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
12-Apr-11 - 05:43 PM
Thread Name: i have lost my singing ability HELP ME
Subject: RE: i have lost my singing ability HELP ME
Don't sing at all, or use your voice any more than necessary, until this problem is gone. You're obviously putting strain on your vocal cords, which means wear or abrasion, and the only treatment is to stop and let them heal. Also get medical advice, as others have said.

It sounds as though it's got quite bad, fairly suddenly (three days is a short time) and it clearly has you worried, so don't take chances. The only thing you can do is to "not do": i.e. stop and wait for it to heal. Whatever professional advice you get is going to include that injunction - and I also know how frustrating it can be.

But you simply cannot risk permanent damage by making your voice work when it needs to rest. The only cure for wear is to stop causing the wear, so don't even talk (OR whisper, which is just as bad, maybe worse) any more than you absolutely must. And give it time, which is the only medicine where there's been strain or overuse - especially if you "belt" the notes out in a pop or showbiz style.

Read through some of the related threads (highlighted in blue links at the top of the page) which contain a lot of wise counsel. This problem is a familiar old foe and has been discussed before. Best of luck!