Mudcat Café message #3204168 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122075   Message #3204168
Posted By: GUEST,jvsingin1
08-Aug-11 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Thyroid and Vocal Chord Inflammation
Subject: RE: Thyroid and Vocal Chord Inflammation
I have been singing since childhood and have a degree in Music/Voice. I found myself hoarse for over 6 weeks so I went to the doctor. Had blood panel done and initial thyroid test came back normal. Saw ENT. He said I have red inflamed vocal chords but otherwise healthy. Prescribed a 2 times/day pill to fight acid reflux. I don't believe I have acid reflux. I have lost 90 pounds in the last year and am (at age 41) in the top shape of my life. My voice seemed to be feeling better and after one weekend of singing at three church services, my voice is gone again. I have a "tired" feeling in my neck. Although my singing is not my full-time job, it is my passion and without it, I would be lost. I have been reading this strain and am convinced (because I eat very healthy and don't "feel" any symptoms of acid reflux, that my ENT was wrong. I use great singing/vocal technique as I have been doing this professionally for years. My heart is breaking because my singing voice is everything to me. Anyone have any suggestions of what to do next?