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My Voice Gets Scratchy From Time To Time. Seems To Be Happening More Often. Anyone Know Why? Does This Happen To You?

My Voice Gets Scratchy From Time To Time. Seems To Be Happening More Often. Anyone Know Why? Does This Happen To You?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

The most likely culprit is postnasal drainage from allergies. I was on Symbicort at one time which caused phlegm in my throat and hoarseness. I am allergic to grass and, unfortunately, grass pollen starts in the early spring and continues until the first frost. so I have hoarseness all spring and summer. The only time it does not bother is at night when I sleep with my air conditioner running.

edited, originally posted almost 7 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I live in NC where the pollen is bad. That could account for some of the problem.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member - From my own personal experience, I believe that it's a result of the pollen count and how much time I spend outside on any given day that it's high. Could this be the case?

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I do, I think it is Advair and spiriva. I rinse my mouth good afterwards and still have problems.

edited, originally posted almost 7 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

My voice has changed completely, I talk like I am loosing my voice, I think they damaged my vocal cords when I was being intubated - not their fault it was an emergency and they told me they had a lot of trouble getting it in. Its is a real pain however, People sometimes cant understand me especially on the phone and are always asking what? Having to repeat myself just makes it worse. I cant yell at all, l had my dog trained to come to a whistle because I cant call for him anymore

posted almost 6 years ago
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