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Chronically lost voice - any advice?

Hi, I'm fairly new here. I just wanted to know if anyone has advice for getting a chronically lost voice down to (probable) ME back? I've recovered pretty well and I'm no longer severe, but I still have no voice :/ It's really frustrating. I can whisper without pain, but anything above that hurts and feels like there's a pressure pushing down on my throat. I'm really unsure what to do because the Internet says that even for a voice lost due to a sore throat you shouldn't whisper because it can damage your vocal cords. But I was wondering that maybe if I start using it all the time to whisper that the pain will eventually stop? I just don't know. Any advice? Has anyone experienced this before?

Thank you so much for reading, and any replies or advice is appreciated :)

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Can't say I've experienced that myself, have you spoken with a Dr?


Yes I have, but they've never been much help :/ They didn't do anything apart from a quick look at my throat with a tourch, but they couldn't find anything :/ I orginally lost it because of energy, but now I've got more energy and I'm getting better, my voice just isn't :/


If you are in the UK or Ireland maybe you could contact Dr William Weir and see if he can come up with a solution. He is a leading light in the ME field and has helped me considerably.


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