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  1. Hi everyone this is my first post here and I'm just wondering if someone might have some input for me. About a month ago, just after Easter, I went down with a horrible throat infection for almost two weeks, during which I was coughing so hard I thought my throat was going to bleed! ( It didn't). At one point I was tested for Whooping Cough but this came back negative. Mostly as a result of this relentless coughing, I completely lost my voice for a few days. Two weeks after I felt I had recovered, my speaking voice has now returned but still sometimes sounds quite tired and hoarse. More importantly, I can't sing. All of my top notes are gone, and I don't feel I can rely on my voice. I may be jumping the gun a bit here, and maybe I just need to give it more time. and I have kinda been here before in that after being sick, it has sometimes taken weeks for the inflammation to completely wind down, but it feels like things have plateaued a bit and I'm not really noticing much improvement from one day to the next. My question is - should I just be completely resting it at the moment, and laying off singing altogether? Or would it be helpful to do some gentle warming up/ exercises and has my voice just got out of shape while I was sick? At the lower end, my voice when singing does seem to be almost fully recovered. Obviously I don't want to do anything that will cause damage, but I also want to 'get back on the horse' so to speak before I start losing vocal fitness. Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!