Patient Comments: Laryngitis - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with Laryngitis.

Comment from: Willow, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

I have had laryngitis for one week now, and I believe that it is caused from the stress that I'm under. I saw my doctor last Friday as I thought I had pneumonia because my chest and back were hurting. Instead, I found out that I had strained my muscles from coughing. Also, I found out that there is something in my throat, and I have to keep coughing very, very hard until I get something up to clear my airway. When I finally do catch my breath, my face is red and my heart is beating very hard. I have also had bad chest pains. It felt as if I was going to have a heart attack. My whole chest was in pain, and a strong pressure was on it. Thank God it finally calmed down. I am now on my second week of antibiotics and find that they are helping as the swelling that I had on the side of my neck.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Linford, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

I lost my voice for three weeks last year and as a result of that I was off sick from work for four weeks. Since then I have lost my voice four more times.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: linda, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 08

I just got over a sinus infection and now I have Larngitis. I was talking yesterday and then all of the sudden I couldn't talk, it felt like my voice broke.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: NoWhisperer, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

My laryngitis is an annual visitor. This is the third time in three years! My mistake was thinking that I could whisper. Oops! I just read the articles and found out that I was wrong. I'm a teacher, so I'm out for a day and a half, but my recovery time has typically been a few days. I have a sore throat, fever, and total loss of voice.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: vicster, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

I have had laryngitis for about 3 months now. I have thyroid disease and went to see my endocrinologist 3 weeks ago. She ordered a thyroid ultrasound and even though my thyroid is enlarged, I am told it is not the cause. I now have an apptointment with an ENT next week to see what they say. I am frustrated and concerned. In the end of June, I woke up one morning and noticed a huge change in my voice. I thought I was getting a cold. Never got sick and it has progressively got worse. I have a hard time even having a conversation anymore because I have to strain so much just to talk and I constantly feel like I have a lump in my throat and sometimes have to spit. I also have a very dry cough when I try to talk too much.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: TessaRosee, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: September 28

So I have Laryngitis and to top it off I have Strep Throat. It's horrible! I can't sleep, eat, talk, spit up cause it hurts so bad. I'm so frustrated.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Peggy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

I had to leave our home because we had a tornado in our town and our electricity was off for 11 days. We were in the middle of a heat wave on top of it so we went to our son's for 4 or 5 days. We watched our 5 year old great granddaughter, and she had a cough and runny nose. Well we muddled our way through this terrible event and no sooner got home when I woke up with a sore throat. We ate in a freezing restaurant and I immediately got laryngitis. The third day I go to the doctor. She put me on a Z-Pak and Claritin, and lots of water. Here's hoping I feel better tomorrow. I don't have much of an appetite and I have coughing fits. I've had this four times the past year.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Laryngitis - Causes Question: What was the cause of your laryngitis? Have you ever lost your voice from talking too much or singing?
Laryngitis - Symptoms in Adults Question: What were your symptoms associated with laryngitis?
Laryngitis - Symptoms in Children Question: What were the symptoms associated with laryngitis in your baby or child?
Laryngitis - Treatment Question: What types of treatment, including medication, did you receive for your laryngitis?
Laryngitis - Home Remedies Question: Please share tips and home remedies for treating the hoarseness of laryngitis.

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

STAY INFORMED

Get the Latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!