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#1 ez62

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 03:53 AM

I was wondering if those of you who feel your mouth being affected have trouble saying certain words. The other day a former neighbor told me on the phone her son is attending college for architecture. In the past few days I have shared this info with my family and some neighbors and I realize I can no longer pronounce the word "architecture"...at first I was thinking..."whats wrong with me, I can't remember how to say this word?" But then I realized it was my mouth that wasn't letting me say it, not my brain! Thanks for your help,Eileen

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:51 AM

oh, my, Eileen. That must have been hard for you. I stumble all the time, but so far mine has been more mental than physical. My father had a hard time getting used to talking when he got a full set of new teeth but he eventually got used to it. I wonder if reading out loud for practice would be of any use to you?
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

Eileen, I'm so sorry to hear that. Yes, I have problems with this too. My face is so tight it makes it hard to pronouce things.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:20 PM

Eileen,

Yes, I have noticed this with me too. I slurr some words (probably sounding drunk ). My tongue doesn't want to move like it used to.

When I brush my teeth, I drool out the corners of my mouth no matter how tightly I try to close my mouth around my toothbrush.

I get face fatigue when I smile or laugh for very long - my cheeks actually hurt and will quiver from fatigue - I'm pretty strange!

By the way, I just have to illustrate some face stretching exercises that are very helpful: :o :angry: <_< :rolleyes: :P

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:24 PM

Oh wow, I thought maybe this was just me. I have problems daily with what you are describing. I have gotten to the point that unless I am having a really good day, I won't read out loud when in my book club. Sometimes it just doesn't come out right. My husband has gotten very good at knowing what I am trying to say. It can be quite embarrassing....
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