PLEASE HELP - Vocal Mystery
Right, will try and keep this breif - About a Year and a Half ago i was unwell, like some kind of virus - stupidly i continued singing through it and damaged my voice badly, to the point where i could feel bits dangling in my throat, like i needed to cough something up. When i felt like i was getting better i tried singing again but my whole throat and neck would tense up, the muscles getting very tense all the way up my neck and behind my ears, id give myself head aches and my throat would be extremely painful, sometimes to the point where it would get infected and id got back to square one and be unable to talk without pain for the next month. I have been to doctors, speech pathogists and ENT's for over a year now - most recently the ENT. He's had a look twice now and said theres definit swelling around the vocal cords but no nodes, no permenant damage, just that im must be using my voice wrong, which is strange because I sang for 6 or so years before hand and never had any problems, however was never professionally trained and i never took care of my voice properly....drinking/smoking etc etc. 6 months before it all went down i got in a fight and had my nose broken and was wondering if it might have anything to do with that, also i was well stressed out for a long period leading up to it aswell, which i know plays a big role in that kind of stuff, but the mystery is now, after a year and a half, when my ENT says theres no damage just some swelling, what is continually causing me to go through a whole lotta pain when trying to sing or even talk over background music? Tense neck, headaches, sore throat ...HELP!?