Lost my voice!!!!

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    Wow...I can't believe this has happened but it totally has. I have completely lost my voice. I can make embarrassing little squeak noises here and there, but no intelligent communication.

    This happened from over singing yesterday in a competition I went to. I'm not sick per se. Does anyone have any tips on how to recover a voice quickly?

    The real kicker is I have my interview for CRNA school in 3 days

    I'm working every night until then, so it's not like I can just keep quiet until then.

    As a matter of fact I'm not sure how I'm going to pull this off at work tonight, but I'll figure something out.

    I've been sucking non-mentholated cough drops, drinking lots of water...is there anything else I can do? I'm desperate!
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    I sing as well ... you know what to do. Good luck.
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    I sing too, except I don't sound good when I do. LoL! Anyhow, hot tea with lemon, have you tried that?

    Good Luck to you!!!
    Last edit by Mrs. SnowStormRN on Aug 12, '11
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    I lost my voice once due to a virus -- laryngitis. It took several weeks before I could talk without coughing. I did a job interview on the 3rd or 4th week, constantly sipping water. (I got the job.)

    My suggestion would be to contact the school and tell them what happened. Or better yet, have a friend or relative call with you present to demonstrate your squeak. Ask if you can reschedule. If not, take something to drink with you ... explain ... whisper rather than "talk" if that helps ... and take a notepad to write things down if necessary. You may also want to have someone (eg. your PCP) write a letter verifying your story and explaining that you may have trouble speaking at the moment, but that it is a temporary condition.

    Most of all, don't talk. Rest your vocal cords completely.

    Good luck.
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    Quote from llg
    I lost my voice once due to a virus -- laryngitis. It took several weeks before I could talk without coughing. I did a job interview on the 3rd or 4th week, constantly sipping water. (I got the job.)

    My suggestion would be to contact the school and tell them what happened. Or better yet, have a friend or relative call with you present to demonstrate your squeak. Ask if you can reschedule. If not, take something to drink with you ... explain ... whisper rather than "talk" if that helps ... and take a notepad to write things down if necessary. You may also want to have someone (eg. your PCP) write a letter verifying your story and explaining that you may have trouble speaking at the moment, but that it is a temporary condition.

    Most of all, don't talk. Rest your vocal cords completely.

    Good luck.
    Very good suggestion, I just contacted the school. Hopefully I won't have to reschedule!
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    Not wanting to give medical advice and run afoul of TOS - but, if ever there was a time for a MD intervention - now may be it.

    one word - use it as you see fit.

    Decadron




    Good Luck!
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    honey works wonders; I've heard raw eggs
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    Drank water like a fish with lemon/tea and gargled lots of salt water. My voice was passable today, still rough around the edges but not the most horrible.

    But good news! I was accepted! So I couldn't have sounded too bad...or the story was very amusing!
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    Congratulations.
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    Congratulations! I'm happy to read it worked out for you.

    PS: Thanks for telling us the results of your interview. I like hearing how things work out.


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