Patient Comments: Laryngitis - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with Laryngitis.

Comment from: Cindy1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

This started with one eye weeping for two days and postnasal drip, followed by a painful sore throat, and a raspy voice which developed into laryngitis.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Mother of 2, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

I've had laryngitis consistently since Sept 2010 but on and off for the last 5 years. I have horrible coughing attacks constantly that have landed me in the ER 3 times because I couldn't breathe. I have seen 2 general practioners, an internal medicine doctor, an allergy/asthma specialist, pulmonologist, and an ENT. Nothing! They've done x-rays, 2 CT scans, allergy testing (which sent me into anaphylactic shock), asthma testing (which I have also), lung capacity tests (I've failed every one of them) and other testing. I have tried numerous antibiotics (including avelox), several nose sprays, several allergy meds, high doses of steriods, a couple of inhalers...you name it. All of my doctors are at a loss and now tell me there is nothing they can do for me except send me to ER when I can't breath which is everyday. The ER treats me for anaphylaxis which is the only thing that has EVER worked, however, as soon as the medication is out of my system I am right back to where I started. So, basically thousands of dollars at ER for a bandaid and no answers either. My primary doctor is FINALLY sending me to a specialist out of the area but cannot see me for another 3 months....I cannot live like this for another 3 months!!! This is awful!!!!

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: jaye, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I had sinusitis since Dec. 7, and was on amoxicillin for 10 days. I felt better for a few days and then came down with the beginnings of a cold, which settled again into my sinuses. Last week, I developed laryngitis, and have seen two doctors. The first one prescribed steroids and a nose spray. I finished those and had no relief. The second doctor prescribed Avelox, which has scary side effects, so I refused to take it. I am now waiting for the holidays to be over so I can make an appointment for an ENT doctor. I have tried saline nose drops, nasal irrigation, gargling with salt water, tea and honey, etc., all with no help.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Michelle, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 19

I'm a singer and I've had laryngitis since the end of October. My doctors don't know what to do about it and neither do I.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: amanda97355, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I have had continuous laryngitis for about five years now, and I consistently get it about 15 to 20 times in one year. This is very annoying for me and my employers. I repeatedly miss work because of it.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Diamondgirl2009, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 22

I have had laryngitis for six weeks now and I believe that it is caused from the reflux acid coming from my stomach. I am unable to breath at times. This condition makes it feel as if my throat is closing up completely. Then when I eat, my throat starts closing again because I have put something in the air way, so I have to keep coughing very, very hard until I get something up to clear my air way. Usually what comes up is dead skin from my throat. I also have the acid come up, which strangles me and I feel as if I am never going to catch my breath again. When I finally do catch my breath, my face is red and my heart is beating very hard. I have had a nosebleed after trying to catch my breath. I have also had bad chest pains. I had to take two nitros the other day just to calm down my chest. 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.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Joanne, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

I went to High Sierra mountains on an ATV. I inhaled lots of dust, woke up unable to swallow, raspy voice led to no voice. I went to the doctor. Z-Pak. It's been three days without a voice, and just learned not to whisper. It hurts my voice box more than trying to talk. No sore throat, just dry cough, taking Mucinex just in case. Never thought I would miss talking, but I do.

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!