Patient Comments: Laryngitis - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with Laryngitis.

Comment from: liz, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

I started with cold symptoms, scratchy throat, two weeks ago. Then I started getting a little hoarse, but felt fine. Now, I have full blown laryngitis! I've noticed I have a dry cough at night and some congestion in my throat, feel feverish too. I wonder if it's bacterial and may need an antibiotic.

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Comment from: Rosemary1977, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

I have severe hay fever, even after years of desensitization. I've had laryngitis before, but not to the extent that it is now. My hay fever symptoms started 2 weeks ago. Within 3 days, I was on antibiotics for sinus and ear infections. There was also a sore throat. I always have taken antihistamines, nasal and asthma inhalers. I am also on prednisone. My voice just stopped working yesterday. It was gravelly at first, but has totally failed. I had just signed a thirteen week contract for travel nursing. My employer does not know I can't talk above a whisper.

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Comment from: Leftygal22, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

My throat felt tight 8 days ago, my voice became raspy and it was hard to speak without much effort. I had bronchitis and was on antibiotics it. I was also a smoker. I stopped smoking 3 days ago, and only after I stopped smoking, did I notice my symptoms for both the bronchitis and laryngitis improving. I have never lost my voice before, it has been a terrible experience. Never again will I smoke a cigarette, also my chest has cleared up super good, only since I stopped the smoking. I have smoked for 46 years... no more though.

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Comment from: Barbara A, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I am now into 3 months with chronic laryngitis. Had it last year for 9 weeks. I am taking acid reflux stuff again, touch wood, they are not making me ill like the last lot. I finally got a referral to ENT in 10 days. I am taking herbal things to hopefully improve my immune system, tried all the usual - rest, steam inhalation, etc., but to no avail. I am sick and fed up of straining to have a conversation and I miss singing, I only do it at home but it makes me feel happy. I've been off work for weeks as for the most part have felt run down, tight chested and generally unwell. Will see what next week brings...

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Comment from: Fukutaichou, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

I"ve had chronic laryngitis for a year. I"ve stopped singing since then, which is very frustrating. When I had it checked the doctor said that it couldn"t be throat cancer. Therefore, I have nothing to worry about. But I still feel the swelling in the throat. I"ve taken artificial medication and herbal supplements, and yet, it won"t go away. It feels like my throat is a flat tire. It gets exhausted easily and I can"t reach the high ranges that I used to sing.

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Comment from: Fallen Angel, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

I seem to be getting laryngitis more and more often. I'm 30, a single parent to my 10 year old daughter. This recent bout is the worse! It started as sinusitis which I had for 3 weeks, then 3 days ago my throat and upper chest started aching. Day 3 and I woke up at 4AM struggling to breathe. My throat was very painful but the worse thing was the feeling that my windpipe was closing over! This was very scary as I've never experienced these symptoms so bad. It was an absolute nightmare and made me feel like a child whilst trying to speak over the phone! Day 4 today, (on antibiotics) and I'm scared of going to bed. I don't want to wake up struggling to breathe, especially when I'm by myself.

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Comment from: nickie1979, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

I came home from work and took a nap and my voice was gone. Every time I drink thin liquids I cough like I am smoking and it is making me scared. I have not gone to the doctor as of yet.

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