Hi everyone, first time I've shared my troubles I've had. But I'm currently referred to the ENT at the minute, which after years and years of prescriptions, I've finally be diagnosed with a deviated septum.
Over the years I've had constant colds, sinus congestion etc.
My biggest issue is I've had an issue with my throat for as long as I can remember, where my voice feels weak, breathy, airy etc. My neck muscles get tight and feels like I have to strain to project a voice, which causes more discomfort. I get sort of out of breath when I do it too. I've tried to look for patterns to see if I can identify what could be causing it. So far I've noticed it occurs more so if I'm currently congested or I'm getting some sort of sinus infection, because due to a deviated septum and many allergies, apparently I constantly reinfect easily.
Another thing I've noticed is if I drink alcohol, my nose runs more and I get more post nasal drip, which is a lot of throat clearing and sneezing. But the next morning after drinking, sometimes I feel more confident because my voice almost feels relaxed, the neck muscles everything. And I produce a deeper and more stronger voice.
It really gets to me and makes me depressed because I'm too focused on how my voice sounds over what I'm saying, and I can just tell that it's not a nice sounding voice, it sounds forced, strained and just weak.
Hopefully some of you that read this can relate to me and enlighten me on my troubles
Thanks for reading and hope to hear from someone.
PS I'm a 21 year old male.