I work in an office environment. I have noticed that on days when I have not had to talk much during the day, once I do have time at the end of the day, I have a difficult time. My voice will not project, I start coughing - sometimes so much I can't get out what I am trying to say. Water, gum, cough drops do not work. This only happens when I have not spoken in a while. What could be causing this?
Melissa Kim M.S., CCC-SLP replies...
There are any number of possible explanations for your vocal symptoms. The only way to determine the cause of your voice difficulties and appropriate treatment strategies is to be evaluated by an Ear, Nose, and Throat physician.