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Author Topic: Hep C and voice  (Read 8306 times)

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Offline staceys

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Hep C and voice
« on: July 04, 2015, 11:12:31 am »
Hey!  I have had Hep C for about 10 years now and I am losing  my singing voice.  I recently had to quit my music ministry at my church.  I was a fine Mezzo Soprano and I feel like have lost a precious gift.  Do any of you know if these things are related?

Offline lporterrn

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Re: Hep C and voice
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 07:12:45 pm »
I've never heard that. However, I know that many things will affect the voice, including aging, singing improperly, allergies, etc. Many singers learn the hard way how susceptible the voice is. An ENT specialist, a voice therapist, and or a vocal coach may help you reclaim your gift.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)

Offline staceys

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Re: Hep C and voice
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 10:51:01 am »
Thank YOU!!!!  Well, it's not singing improperly and I have never had allergies.  Hmm.  Maybe thyroid, I've heard that somewhere.  Anyway, thanks again.  I see you did well with Harvoni.  Congratulations

Offline drummerman

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Re: Hep C and voice
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2015, 11:54:34 pm »
any acid reflux problems??

this can affect your vocal cords.

Happened to a friend of mine.

Interferon/riba 2008 - non-responder
5/16/15 - AST -34
ALT - 35_ HCV RNA - 10,783,000
 7/6/15 - started viekira/riba
8/11/15  Week 5 <15 vl,  AST 18, ALT 18
9/11/15 Week 9  "HCV NOT DETECTED"!
AST 16, ALT 11.  10/16/16 - 2 weeks post EOT = "HCV NOT DETECTED!   AST - 18,  ALT 14
12/29/15 -12 wk EOT-HCV NOT DETECTED! AST 23, ALT 15
3/26/16 - 24 wk post EOT - HCV NOT DETECTED!! AST 19, ALT 21
1 yr eot - AST 20, ALT 17


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