Tension In Throat, Swelling In Chords, Breathing / Wheezing
I am experiencing tension/swelling in the throat. I find that whenever I take normal relaxed breaths now there is tension in the throat, glottis, and possibly my natural nodes.
This may be the result of incorrect glottal compression over the passed 4 years, and compressing air directly at the glottis instead of the base of the neck
(see linked thread if you are reading and are interested in looking into that)http://forum.kentamplinvocalacademy.com/discussion/7477/throat-tension-fatigue
Here's a few notes on what I'm experiencing:
-When throat is completely relaxed (no tension + not forcing open wide) my breath has almost a wheezing sound
-When I inhale with throat and vocal chords open into the belly I feel tension in the neck/throat still
-I have tension/pressure in throat when doing normal breaths (similar to when taking an absolute maximum breath and holding it at the glottis, and you take that extra bit of inhalation that puts extra pressure on your chords?)
-Cant tell if its muscles around the throat or in the throat that are tense, or both
-I have natural nodes; Don't always feel them, but I can feel those when I swallow more recently
-I also have major acid reflux, which acts up a lot
Could this be a result of:
-Acid reflux extremely irritating throat and chords?
-Tight throat muscles?
-Extreme vocal swelling from years of compressing at the glottis?
-I don't breath properly?
-All of the above?
Any solutions or things that have helped you guys get over something like this would be much appreciated!