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#1 kellyA


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 10:27 AM

Can anyone tell me if losing your voice on a daily basis is a sclero prolem, for the past fewmonths my voice is up and down (I sound funny and everyone thinks Im sick) or maybe this is part of my thryoid condition?

I would love to hear from you..


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Posted 27 January 2008 - 01:50 PM

Hi Kelly ,

Your post brought back some memories. That was my son from Nov 06 to July 07. He had been diagnosed with sclero the fall of o6 and his voice went long with the diagnosis. I couldn't figure out if it was caused by fatigue, restrictive lung disease (lack of air coming out of his lungs) or fibrosis of the vocal cords. It was probably a combination of all three. There were days when we couldn't even get a whisper out of him. After he started the Plaquenil last June 07, his voice was the first to return to normal. His thyroid is fine. Best wishes for you.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:05 AM

Hi Kelly:

I have this too and I think it has to be from the disease. I suffer from some really bad acid reflux attacks so I always wonder if it's eating away at something that takes my voice away. People say they can't hear me and I have to speak up and I think that I always sound like I have a cold now.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:35 AM

Hi kellyA, Margaret and Peggy,

Thought I would chime in here, too :P

I'm struuggling with the same thing, so I'm going to be seeing an ENT... as I posted on another earlier thread.
My throat gets tired if I do much talking.
Peggy, I have GERD also and I've too, wondered if this palyed into this. However, my thyroid, even parathyroid are under suspicionby the endocrinologist I saw last week. He's going to have me run the gammet, in order to rule other things out.

I'll let you know what I find out!

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:51 AM

Hey Kel,
I have hear of one case where sclero caused inflammation to occur around her voice box. It could be heart burn. Do you use any inhalers? My inhalers make my voice raspy cause I forget to rinse my throat out after using them. It's also further aggravated because of chest congestion.

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Posted 28 January 2008 - 09:25 AM

Thanks so much for your response, I do not ever have heartburn (I suspect I will one day) but Im a big mexican and chinese food eater, the spicer the better, I do have an underactive thryoid maybe that plays a role in it...