Breathy voice, Onset voice, throbbing pain on right side of neck. Could it be nodules?
naimahbk 2.0 PRO Posts: 6
Hello I am a singer and I've started noticing some vocal issues lately. I sing 3 nights a week for about 3 hours every night (I posted another post on my username page about the genres of music I sing and my experience). All was going well until about 3 weeks ago when I performed at one of my shows and as soon as I started singing I felt a shaky sound coming on. That same day I was warming up and practicing in my house 2 hours before the show. The next night I had to sing again, and the next night again. After this weekend I woke up with a breathy voice, an onset in my speaking voice, and pain on the right side of my neck and it felt like only my right vocal cord was bothering me. Usually when I sing I do get some throbbing and pain always on my right side, but that goes away the next day. I decided to go on vocal rest for one day but the problem continued, so I cancelled 2 of my gigs but still sang one and I could barely get through it. It's been three weeks and I still feel the same symptoms. I am going to the ENT on Monday but I still have to perform one of my gigs and I've never experienced any vocal issues or nodules. My voice hasn't felt the same since and it seems like I get better but then when I sing I get worse. I can still talk and sing but I feel a breathy onset, difficulty in my high registers, and pain on my right side only.
Any raspiness at all?
Seriously take it easy for your last gig, maybe drink some Aloe Vera juice before and during it to help get you through it.
Let us know what you find out from your ENT!