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Sudden Hypernasal Voice, only conclusion I can come to is MND!

tobywainwright1

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Pretty much says it in the title, all of a sudden I've developed a nasally voice as if there's too much air travelling through my nose while I talk, after much googling the two possibilities I can find is a Cleft Palate which is a birth defect and I'm 20 ys old so not that one, the other is a problem with the nerves controlling the soft palate, e.i. a neurological disorder. This has happened before and then went away so I never thought much of it but now it's back and I'm struggling for answers as to why it happened. I can't speak to my family about it since they're sick of me offloading my worries to them. Anyone have any idea what this could be or should I start writing my will?
 

tobywainwright1

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With all due respect, isn't most of this forum mad up of people who google their symptoms and then panic? Sorry for the loss of your friends btw
 

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Is it possible you're paying too much attention, and it hasn't really changed much if at all? With anxiety we tend to fixate on things and we perceive there to be a problem, even if there is no problem at all.
 

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Is it possible you're paying too much attention, and it hasn't really changed much if at all? With anxiety we tend to fixate on things and we perceive there to be a problem, even if there is no problem at all.
The thing is people have noticed my voice has become nasally so it can't just be psychological
I don't have that answer, but isn't it time to stop?
I know I shouldn't have Googled, ngl I've properly worked myself up from this.
 

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I just feel HA is awful enough on its own and purposely doing something that you know makes it worse is like repeatedly putting your hand in the fire.

Once Google hysteria takes hold, not much can calm it.

If you're really concerned, go to your dr and tell him you want to be tested for Bulbar ALS.
 

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The thing is people have noticed my voice has become nasally so it can't just be psychological

I know I shouldn't have Googled, ngl I've properly worked myself up from this.
Did they notice when it happened previously as well?
 

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Writing your Will is a bit premature. It’s not a bad thing to see a doctor, so if you think you should, do it. At least you will have the opinion of a professional. On another angle, let me give you an anecdote from the pages of my own anxiety history. Until a short time ago, my body was so tense, I couldn’t take a deep breath, literally. It wasn’t until my body relaxed ( after I started relaxation meditation), that I watched my breathing return to what is normal, deep into the lower lungs. The same body tension also kept me from using abdominal muscles and diaphragm when talking, which made my voice more shrill. We don’t tend to see these things happen because they do it over time, as body tension builds. But as I was practicing meditation, I became more and more aware of just how tensed up my muscles had been, I was literally watching my muscles relax and allow me to breathe and speak normally again. Now mind you, it didn’t happen all at once, but gradually over time. Then one day I noticed that I was totally relaxed during a meditation practice. Wow! I don’t know it this will help, but it is a good indicator of how the tension can be responsible for the changes in our bodies that really can’t be explained. Anxiety doesn’t only affect our minds, but rather our whole body in one way or another. Try the relaxation meditation and see if it helps. Research it to learn how. Practicing it can help you get a feeling of how tense your body is.
 
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