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I was researching a bit because I'm feeling worried and depressed. I'm 19 year old girl and a musician/singer. Lately I get really sore after singing and even talking makes me sore after a while. I used to be a real talker and could talk for hours without getting tired people even asked me if I never got tired from all the talking. I could sing for hours and high songs were very easy for me. I had a 2 hour practice today (like every friday). First practice with my band and then singing lesson. After the band practice I was already sore and my singing class was just torture on my dry sore throat . This makes me so sad :'(. My voice gets so tired and sore so easily lately. My range isn't really affected much I can stil sing high and low but I get really tired even in my former comfort zone. I can still do it but it's hard .
These last months I've been under a lot of stress and I've read that that can make reflux worse.
My symptoms include lots of thick mucous on my vocal chords in the morning. Something I've always had and kids used to laugh with me when I was very hoarse in the morning because of the mucous and had to clear my throat constantly. I wake up with a bad taste too. I also have to burp a lot after eating I always have, and occasionaly food comes up but that doesn't happen a lot though. And my throat and mouth are dry a lot even when I'm hydrated. I've had all these symptoms for many years but I didn't think much of it since I didn't feel bad or anything. Now I'm thinking I might have suffered silent reflux for years.
Now these past few months and especially these past few weeks my voice is sore almost all the time. Sometimes one side is more sore and sometimes it feels like something is stuck on the left side or that there's a dry spot or something. and sometimes i can feel a very hot sensation a little deeper in my throat not like pain but hot and uncomfortable can't really describe it better.
I loved singing an I was able to bare my soul while singing but now I hate going to practice because it hurts and scares me that I might ruin my voice. I'm really scared and have cried a lot already.
Ps.My dad has GERD too but I don't know if it's hereditary
Thanks in advance.
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