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voice problems anyone?
Even before I was diagnosed with ms I had noticed that if I talked much my voice would catch or I would get hoarse. As a teen I lost my voice after cheering at games. I notice its so much worse now. It catches and fades away so much and I also have problems as I have a choking, coughing fit if I try to project it,etc. I find if I sing suddenly I realize my mouths moving but there's no sound. If I get emotional the voice also goes.
I have told my neurologist many times and he just says that's ms. Anyone experience this?
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199882 tn?1310188142
Hi Beema,

Yes, I also have this problem... My voice often goes hoarse... Before I even knew anything was wrong with me my friends would comment on how I sure was hoarse a lot...

The sad thing is it is a symptom of MS... My doctor has never offered up anything for it except to rest my voice when this happens and it will come back quicker... Sorry I'm not any help but maybe someone else can jump in...

I'll be praying,
Carol
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1382889 tn?1404599226
Never heard of this being a sx of MS.  It has never happened to me. Sorry.

Julie
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382218 tn?1341185087
Yes, I have issues with hoarseness.  My voice also sometimes catches like you describe, especially when projecting it like when doing a presentation.  

It can be due to MS or many other causes.  In MS it is caused by damage to the 10th cranial nerve (vagus) which emerges from the brainstem and innervates the larynx.

My doc believes mine is due to MS, it started during my 3rd relapse a few years ago, and comes and goes.  I do have a brainstem lesion.  

My husband calls it my Demi Moore voice.
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I have damage to my autonomic nervous system from ms according to my drs. I am wondering if this contributes yo the voice problem. Good thing my kids are grown as I couldn't even yell at them now with this problem. Just kidding:)
I am going to tell my dh I have the Demi Moore voice. He likes her.lol
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1225331 tn?1333369369
Wow, I never thought about it being related to my MS, but I can't talk for very long before my voice goes hoarse.  I have 2 lesions on my brainstem, maybe it's related to that.  I constantly carry a bottle of water with me.

-Kelly
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