Some of you may recognise my name as a "bronchiectasis person", today's question is..... does anyone regularly get a sore throat/ voice? I'm very prone to both but it's especially bad when I talk a lot. I don't socialise a lot but if in a social situation , my voice easily becomes croaky and throat very sore. Also get sore throats anyway without talking.Have mentioned it to my GP several times and he said I didn't meet the criteria to see an ENT, mainly as it comes and goes. I did have an endoscopy to look at my vocal chords 3 1/2 years ago ( as I'd seen another GP re a croaky voice , she thought it may be voice nodules) and result was it was just red.
I can't say I want to willingly undergo another endoscopy anyway and my instinct is it's perhaps due to the phlegm coming up from my lungs, post nasal drip and even a side effect of lansoprazole ( although my GP raised his eyebrows when I suggested that one).
When I post everyone is so helpful recounting their experiences, views etc so thought I'd ask you all about this problem!