Conditions with symptom: 'speech impediment'
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I was born with cleft lip and palate. I am 20 years old and had my jaw operation 2 weeks ago for under-bite and now I can't talk properly. When I talk Air is coming out through my nose so when I speak people can't understand what I am saying. I never had speech problem before the operation, I don't Know what to do, also when I drink something the liquid is coming through my nose.Someone please help me, I am 1st year medical student and I dont want my education being disturbed by this speech problem.
My daughter had the jaw surgery with no effects to her spoech but beforehand we were told there's a risk of speech changing but the surgeon said it happened to one patient in 20 years of him performing the procedure. Kavitha you need to contact the surgeon asap!!!
I've been suffering with a very similar condition I have lost my voice been like this for coming upto 9 months now specialist referred me to speech therapy and was told my vocal cords are very tense tight and strained and they don't meet together my speech therapy doesn't seem to be improving my quality of voice at all and I saw on the show last night that the woman was given an injection onto the vocal cords is this available on the nhs or would it be a private thing as when I ask of there's anything else that can be done I get told no ... I'm very confused and frustrated as this is effecting my day to day life any help or advice would be appreciated thanks x
Hello, The programme made it look like it was very easy to get diagnosed and treated. It isnt always the case. I've had this condition for nearly 4 years. It look a year to be diagnosed (by an ENT specialist, a narologist and a Speech Therapist). I've had speech therapy for 3 years and tried lots of additional treatments (accupunture, osteopathy, throat massage and counselling in case it was trapped emotion - sadly its not!). Botox definitely does help but it is only short term. Sure it serves its purpose, you can speak again with ease for a while - but that's it. Only a short while. I had to go back every 2.5 months for more. Eventually scare tissue developed, which made the injections (I had it bi-laterally each time) became harder to inject. Originally I had to pay privately for this and then managed to get it on the NHS (I had to push for this to happen). Its worth you having botox if you are struggling but there is also an alternative if you are willing to put the work in yourself. I decided towards the end of last year that I wanted to try an alternative to botox, I couldnt accept that this was my only option for the rest of my life (Im in my early 30s). Through research I found Free to Speak Voice Therapy. It taught me the importance of posture, alignment, the correct breathing techniques and so much more. I am now retraining my voice into a new groove. Its working. I feel liberated and am finally starting to be able to speak freely for the first time in years. Its given me my life and my confidence back. I understand its a frustrating time for you and you want to get the right treatment. Do what's best for you but please consider the alternative to botox. Its worth trying the botox and it certainly served its purpose well and helped me to sound 'normal' again (in a botoxed voice). However, the best thing you can do for your voice is free it completely. Inhibiting the old patterns of behaviour that your voice has learnt with your SD condition and retraining it. I truly feel liberated now from my voice prison and able to speak freely again.
my tongue swells which effect swallowing I take statins, when I stop statins it slowly returns to near normal, my speech is effected,I also take medications for AF and prostate.
Since I had gallbladder trouble late 2012 on and off I will experience a white coating on my tongue, it is swollen and has teeth indentions in the sides. What is the problem and what can I do to correct it. Sometimes it feels swollen enough to interfere with my speech.
This may be oral thrush.
A. Get your gull bladder out. And sounds like thrush.
I have a 4 year old son who has been diagnosed with autism and has limited speech. My ex partner and I can both recognise behaviours in ourselves that are exhibited by our son. I scored 32 in the test and have been treated for mixed anxiety depression in the past, the biggest trigger for me being interpersonal relationships. Is it possible that I may be somewhere on the spectrum and do you believe that genetics is a big part of what 'causes' autism?
Hi I would like some advice. Im 20 years old and I suffer with over bite and one of my front teeth sticks out. You can when I speak, eat and smile. It is now not only affecting my confidence its now affecting my speech. I cant afford braces and I did have them when I was 16 but I got bullied and now I am regretting it. How can I fix my teeth without paying so much for braces?
I have recently been diagnosed with meige's disease (oro mandibular dystonia) at the age of 52. The main problem is that my speech has deteriorated so much that I've had to go on sick as I can't speak to my staff for any period of time. My own GP is struggling on how to deal as I had to go to London to be diagnosed after 7 years of misdiagnosis locally . Can anyone who has same illness offer me any guidance / direction on how they 'managed' their condition.
Hi! I have had Parkinson's for 20 years now, and I'm 63. I found something that helps shorten the duration of the severe cramping in of my feet! My neurologist looked at the ingredients, and said there wasn't anything in it that would make it work, but it does (for me, anyway and I hope it will for you, too!! The brand name is Highland's, and it's simply called "Leg Cramps". At the first sign that your foot is going to turn in, put 3-4 tablets under your tongue and let them quickly dissolve. I usually need 4 to stop the cramp before it goes "full-blown". I keep a bottle with me in my purse, in the bedroom in case it starts when I first get up, etc. I would have had to stop working if I my local pharmacist hadn't told me about Highland's Leg Cramp. It has given me my life back and has allowed me to continue working. Good luck to you!
I'm thinking of getting my tongue pierced, but i have been reading some horror stories about infections on the internet and want to know more How common is it for this piercing to get infected? What things should you look out for? And what will they do if it does get infected(Like antibiotics or something)? Also whats the worst thing an infection can do to me (like permanantly affect my speech)? Because one of my friands said that they will have to cut the tongue off and im sure thats not true but just wanted to check. Thankyou.x
hey, i hade my tongue pierced about 4 weeks ago now and im 16. year there are some horror stories but if u do the after care probably, most likly wont happen. as i said i just hade myn doune and it is very easy to look after. you simply wash out your tongue after every time you eat with 50/50 mouthwash and water and it should heaal within 2 weeks.
I've had my tongue pierced a few times now. It isn't too common to get a tongue piercing infection but if you do, you should take it out. It will start to make your breath smell, even if you've just cleaned your teeth. There is no way you would get your tongue cut off and i have never heard of anyone having impaired speech from an infected tongue, maybe when you first have it done (it may take a while to get rid of the lisp). if you do get it done and are worried about it at all, just nip to your GP. Also, make sure your bar is big enough, if the bar is too small (even if it seems perfect) it will start to sort of embed itself into your tongue and it won't look nice. Hope this helped. :) x
I only have one fear in life and its the sheer amour of work I need done in my mouth, I'm 28 and iv not been to a dentist for at least 10 years, iv had abscess's over and over. I have like 9 bottom and even less top. I am terrified, even dental adverts on tv make me feel so uncomfortable I dont think i could get in the chair I'd need knocked out, thinking of it strikes fear in me. I simply can't afford the bill either. I hardly go out anymore it's so embarrassing to speak to people and its affecting my speech it really gets me down... What can I do? I'm at my wits end it's horrendous looking!
--Mate--I am in my 60's but since I had major dental (caps ,bridges etc) in the Philippines--I can say my smile/image/confidense has improved 100%.That was 5 yrs ago.Total cost around 2000$ including airfares/accomadation.You can get similar deals in Vietnam I believe..BUT--a big but--you have to take good care of your teeth/dental hygene--with the caps etc --otherwise you will get same problems repeat.Brush after evry meal--cut down sugars,use saline regularly--gargle and wash.Cheers
I am a 28 year old female and have episodes where i blank/zone out for a minute or two and other episodes where the right side of my face will drop (as if i'm having a stroke) my speech is slurred and i can't form sentences. during this time i am not fully aware of whats happening and this can last on and off for between a minute to half an hour. I am currently seeing a neurologist who has told me it is likely to Migraines with aura, although every other doctor I have seen including an other neurologist believes it is epilepsy. I do not have a headache at the time but when it stops I feel drained, tied and a couple of hour later develop a dull headache i am on an Topiramate. this has been happening daily for nearly a year it is embarrassing and affecting my life. i have also gone rigid twice and fallen backwards just want to know if this has happened to anyone else pls help...
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