motojj Posted March 21, 2012 Share Posted March 21, 2012 Hi there. I am a 39 year old teacher and (former?) singer. I'm hoping to find some encouragement from anyone who has had any success with treatment for muscle tension dysphonia. I have been having voice issues since October of 2010. I have seen three doctors and received three different diagnosis...but MTD is the one that makes sense to me. I'm seeing my fourth doctor next Friday. I've worked with two different speech therapists without much success. Recently, I've read some good things about laryngeal massage. I've also read about topical lidocaine and botox. Everything else seems to be speech therapy. Does that check out with other people's experiences/expertise? I'm very frustrated and discouraged. My voice has been bothering me a lot lately. I'm an elementary school teacher, so I'm speaking all day long. I've been using a microphone and that does help, but it is still a strain. I miss singing. I've sung since I was a little girl. Singing is just...well, I'm not going to try to explain the experience of singing to a bunch of vocalists Anyway, it's been my greatest joy. Right now, it usually hurts when I sing. When it doesn't hurt, it still feels strained and one dimensional. Any encouragement/information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! jj Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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