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Voice cracking up

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I don’t often post on here but this is my second question of the week. Thanks for all the replies on my previous post.

During the last month or so, about once a day I will be speaking and suddenly my voice goes dry and I can’t continue the sentence. I then have to swallow or have a drink and then I can start speaking again. It is as if my voice is literally cracking up. It may not be related at all to RA but I have read that inflammation can affect your voice. So I just wondered if anybody else had experienced the same thing? And if so, what did you do?

Thanks

Claudia

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I think it's a common thing with RA as I suffer same problems, I mentioned it to the specialist nurse and she said what they usually say , that it's not to do with RA but I think it has and sometimes I think I sound like Rod Stewart ha ha

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Thanks. Good to know. It sounds like I am emotional and can’t speak...but I just literally can’t speak :)

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I have Sjogrens, and that makes my voice sound gravelly and crack as well.. I take Pilocarpine HCL and that works pretty well, but it can raise your blood pressure

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Thanks. I am seeing my rheumy next month so will mention it.

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Claudia, it could be RA or if you are on MTX, maybe that. I read ages ago that RA can affect vocal chords, but MTX also caused hoarse voice in me. I just drink plenty of fluids.

Take care,

Angela :-)

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Ok thanks. Good idea

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I use Glandosane spray for this problem They don't know if its the RA or tthe meds side effect and no one is bothered as same treatment. This stuff is available off scipt for£8 but my GP prescibes 2 a month. Ask for peppermint or lemon.

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Ooh that’s great to hear. Thanks! I don’t take meds presently so assume RA

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No amount of sipping water really helps this stuff works ! x

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Hi I have had similar problems but mine also included a persistent cough over the last couple of years, was initially very intermitent but began to get more frequent. Had methotrexate stopped and respiratory checks carried out but nothing was found and there was no change. Since then I have been referred to ENT and following tests the doctor thinks that it is most likely connected to RA.

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ps. had more luck talking to my gp than the rheumatology nurse

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