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I have recently been diagnosed with vocal dystonia. The ENT

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I have recently been diagnosed with vocal dystonia. The ENT specialist I saw after endoscopy didn't give he a follow up appointment but offered me speech therapy. I didn't think to ask questions at the time but now I have one. When I get a cough I nearly always end up with laryngitis and lose my voice. Will this condition cause me to have breathing difficulties if there is imflammation of the larynx.? I haven't had problems in the past .
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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inflammation of the larynx shouldn't cause you to have breathing difficulties in the future.
you should ask your ENT doctor to see if they saw acid reflux damage to your vocal cords causing dystonia.
anxiety can cause tight throat and vocal cord dystonia as well.
speech therapy could help you.
do you have a history of anxiety symptoms?