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Stuttering and Voice Changes

Postby HotPepper » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:24 pm

Hello,

I am diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia and bipolar. When I feel bad, anxious, have fear, avoidant of people it gets hard to articulate myself. Normally I rarely stutter but when I feel bad, I stutter more. It's not really stuttering that I question about here but my voice. Sometimes when I talk my voice changes for 2-3 seconds and normalizes again after I cough. I am 34 and the voice goes from manly voice to kid's voice. Not really kid's voice but resembles the "balloon voice effect" to it i.e. when you inhale helium and your voice changes.

I wonder why does that happen? Is it short term hormone/s instability? Thanks.
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Re: Stuttering and Voice Changes

Postby quietgirl2538 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:36 pm

That's interesting. I don't know why this happens to you. My voice does change when I am trying to speak the words and I am stuttering. I hardly stutter, but I have my moments when I can't voice my words or if I do, they are forced and they do sound different. I don't even know who to ask about your question, as in a professional. :oops:
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Re: Stuttering and Voice Changes

Postby HotPepper » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:03 pm

quietgirl2538 wrote:I hardly stutter, but I have my moments when I can't voice my words or if I do, they are forced and they do sound different.


Does your voice change when that happens? Do your voice glands feel different too? My voice glands do feel different when I experience that involuntary voice change. They no longer feel the way they do when I speak normal and fell the need to cough.
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Re: Stuttering and Voice Changes

Postby quietgirl2538 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:06 am

Yes, my voice changes, it seems squeaky and forced. I haven't paid attention to my voice glands. But I do want to cough as well. I clam up and I can't seem to speak and when I do force myself to speak, it comes out sounding different and I am stuttering at this point so I try to just end the conversation. I feel very uncomfortable when I stutter around people.
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