Jump to content

Hang onto your hat: Sclero Forums Upgrade May 14-21, 2017!! The Forums will be offline for up to 4 days, and then will return with an entirely new look and feel.


Voice Change

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Patty


    Senior Silver Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 306 posts
  • Location:N.W. Connecticut

Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:23 AM

I was wondering if anyone else has a voice thats seems to have changed? I notice lately that more and more my voice seems different. I am wondering if sclero is not only changing my looks but my voice as well.


If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

#2 fragiledancer2


    Senior Bronze Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 44 posts

Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:36 AM

Hi- Yeah, I noticed my voice has gotten higher, thinner and reedier sounding, and less forceful. People who don't know me and talk to me on the phone think that I'm 20 years old instead of 50! Shirl.

#3 Shelley Ensz

Shelley Ensz

    Root Administrator

  • ISN Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,283 posts
  • Location:Minnesota

Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:15 AM

Unfortunately, scleroderma can also affect the voice.

This is listed on our main site as Dysphonia (Hoarseness, Loss of Voice) in the Gastrointestinal section. Here is an excerpt:

Scleroderma affects the larynx and causes the dysphonia. This could be due to the over production of the extracelular matrix and the oedematous stage of the disease. There is still a need of a large series to show the types of the laryngeal pathology. M. Tezer. FRI0326 EULAR 2004.

In addition, heartburn can cause changes in the voice. That is treatable and should not be ignored, so be sure to consult your doctor or scleroderma expert for any new or worsening symptom. (Also see Symptoms of Scleroderma Main Page)

Warm Hugs,

Shelley Ensz
Founder and President
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)
Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.

#4 Sweet


    Platinum Member

  • ISN Support Specialists
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,895 posts

Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:17 AM


You truly are a wonder! I appreciate your educated responses so much!! Thanks from all of us, for working so hard in our behalf.

Love Sweet

Warm and gentle hugs,

ISN Support Specialist
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

#5 whirlway


    Silver Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 103 posts
  • Location:Washington State

Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:06 PM

I had no idea that sclero could change your voice. For the past few weeks I have been having severe heartburn, even though I take 2 nexiums a day plus some other drug that I can't remember the name that my doctor gave me (free samples). I have had a sore throat and sound as though I am a 2 pack a day smoker ohmy.gif , but have never smoked in my life. I am going to see my primary this Thur. Hopefully he will be able to figure this out.
I really do appreciate the help we get from this forum. Such good info, stuff your doctors forget to tell you. Thanks, Shelley!