Soft voice...loss of breath

Has anyone else been dealing with their voice softening (people complaining that they can't hear you) and/or running out of breath without expending any energy during an activity? If I've been quiet...just working and not speaking...and I do attempt to speak, I will have many times when I feel as if I have no breath under my voice. Coughing starts....and life continues.

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  • absolutely. Same symptoms. Also run out of breath during speaking.

  • Yes me tpo

    Lol Jill

    :-)

  • AND THE COUGHING TOO

    THE LSVT DID NOT REALLY HELP ME AS IT NEEDS OT BE PRACTISED EACH DAY AND SEVERAL ITMES A DAY

    AND LIFE IS HARD ENOUGH!!

    BUT I HAV E pSP AND KNOW MY VOICE WILL GO COM

    PLETELY AT SOME POINT

  • LSVT-LOUD did not help me at all, either. In fact, I think the exercises expedited the failure of my speaking abilities.

  • Many PD patients have iatrogenic dysautonomia - Rx side effect - which can cause breathlessness and speech issues.

  • I absolutely do. My husband has been complaining for years and even though I'm aware of it and try to speak louder we still have to repeat everything. The speech therapist I started seeing said I had both a speech problem and a perception problem because when I talk, it sounds as loud to me as everyone else.

  • Many times it's part of PD, Our PD suport group does exersises.

    Sorry about spellin I am having hARD TIME WITH WORDS

    ejG

  • I have always put mine down to the fact that I am a smoker

  • YES!! I have the same problem. My speech sounds to others like a whisper. I think it is

    normal. The more I talk the softer it sounds. Frustrating to the listener (they tell me so);

    therefore, it is also frustrating to me. Loss of breath, difficulty breathing, pain in the chest at xyphoid process and sometimes have trouble swallowing. Any remedy for this? ~~Dennis

  • Dennis, if you are having trouble getting your meds down..I have two things that work for me. Applesauce just put you pill on a 1/2 teaspoon of applesauce..it goes right down. The second on is use a straw, when we drink out of a glass we put our heads back and that opens the wind pipe, when you put your chin down it closes your wind pipe.

    Hope these help you, they sure have made things a lot easier for me.

    Precious44 Kathy

  • Sometimes discouragement come :(

    Thank you so very much!!! ~~~Dennis

  • YES............I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM...I HAVE NOTICED ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HARD OF HEARING...THEY ALL SAY OH ITS NOT U I AM HARD OF HEARING.LOL THEY ALL MEAN WELL

  • :) not yet I'm still LOUD

  • Interestingly, when the programmer adjusts my DBS equipment to correct that "S" curve in my spine (like scoliosis) my voice changes. If I ask him to make my voice stronger, my back hurts again.

  • Yes, many PWP have this Parkinson symptom. I have taken LSVT LOUD and it has help me realize that when I speak LOUD it is really normal. Just as LSVT BIG is with our movements. Check it out on LSVT it is just for Parkinson. Be sure to watch the videos. It will change your life. PS (I still believe the "HU"s and "What" my husband says is his hearing. So do our sons. lol)

  • STARTING TO NOTICE SOFTNESS, AND CORECT IT

    BB66

  • Yes i have same problem going to check into big and loud program

  • The LSVP therapy class really helps,but it's something you have to continually work on. I believe the letters stand for Lisa Silverman Voice Therapy. I took the class and it helped,but I'm sorry to admit I haven't been doing the voice exercises like I should. You may be able to find a therapist who is trained in LSVT in your area if you google it. Hope this helps.

    Blessings.

  • Just began speech therapy sessions and learning new exercises to combat the soft voice and slurring to some of my words - breathing exercises during the speech therapy too ... I understand we will also be covering the problems that can come with swallowing ...

  • Has a chronic cough been part of your breathing problems?

  • I've been diagnosed for 4 yrs, but misdiagnosed for about 3 yrs before that. I just thought my husband was complaining about me mumbling. I've just had dbs in July. Speech is a problem that I am going to have to deal with to get the gains from the dbs I had hoped for. My doctors gave me a lead to speech therapy geared to PD specifically. I'm looking for a practitioner now, It's called the Lee Silverman Speech Therapy (named after the patient it was developed for). I Googled it and found lots of info. From what I understand, it got lots to do with pushing air up and training yourself to concentrate on LOUD. Hope this helps.

  • My husband always complains he can't hear me. I tell him he needs a hearing aid but he won't have it!

  • i solved my soft voice problem by taking Orofar tablet or spray .

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