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Hi everyone !!!

It's a long story but I'll cut it !

In the Christmas eve I overused my voice and then I screamed too much that I felt my throat hurt. And then I let my throat rest .... After that about month, I had a sore throat and it lasted about 2 months and the doctor said to me that I had chronic pharyngitis...Till now, it's been 4 months and I still cannot sing like yesterday. I mean my voice was clean and I very easily hit high notes . It sounded clean and strong and you know flying ...... But now it sounds like there's something's binding it .. I don't feel the pain in my throat , I may be able to hit high notes but not the same quality and it's more difficult .... When I was recording my voice I hear some strange sound in my voice like something entangled in my larynx. I went to the doctor 2 times and they saw my throat, my larynx and they said my vocal fold was healthy. Was anybody in the same situation ? Help me ! Do I lose my voice forever ?

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No, your mentality toward your voice has changed.

Recover the fine control of your voice.

Light descending sirens, and/or scales.

And then, after kicking yourself in the behind, don't overuse the voice again.

I know whereof I speak. I injured myself twice.

Do what it is your voice can do, don't do what it cannot do.

Motion, when necessary, in the abs.

Note in the head.

Nothing in the throat, ever, and amen.

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No, your mentality toward your voice has changed.

Recover the fine control of your voice.

Light descending sirens, and/or scales.

And then, after kicking yourself in the behind, don't overuse the voice again.

I know whereof I speak. I injured myself twice.

Do what it is your voice can do, don't do what it cannot do.

Motion, when necessary, in the abs.

Note in the head.

Nothing in the throat, ever, and amen.

Thanks Ronws

So you was the same as me ? How was your voice that time and you got it back ?

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When I first came to this forum, I had already been singing a long time. But I never think I know everything. So, everyone was trying this "false fold distortion" thing. And so I tried it, twice. And gave myself partial laryngitis, twice. To recover, two weeks of no singing, speaking only when spoken to and speaking in easy volume.

Followed by soft descending sirens, sometimes, falsetto.

And what has kept my voice healthy since then was a healthy dose of kicking my own behind for being so stupid. And not doing that thing again. And following the advice of professional singers that have been singing well for more than 40 years, professionally. "Do what it is your voice can do, don't do what it cannot do."

But, if my advise is not suitable for you, I'm sure someone will come along with something else, like, you need to strain until you are worn out because a viewpoint that training the voice is just exactly like bodybuilding, a thought process I don't agree with.

Good luck.

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I would recommend seeing another doctor, a real voice specialist (laryngologist, not just a general Ear-nose-throat doc).

Be sure you get the type of exam called "video-stroboscopy" where your vocal folds are seen on a big video screen and in slow-motion.

If you're in the USA, here is the best list I know of, for voice clinics where the folks know how to take care of singers:

http://www.gbmc.org/home_voicecenter.cfm?id=1551

I could make guesses about what would be helpful to you, but really it starts with a good diagnosis. Save, borrow, beg, travel, do whatever it takes to be seen at the right kind of clinic. Anything else is a waste of time and money and will just keep you frustrated.

wishing you the best -

Joanna

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