I need to see an ENT to be sure, but I feel pretty confident that I have vocal nodules. It would explain all of the issues I’ve been having over the last 9 months or so that everyone keeps telling me “if you’re using proper form and staying hydrated, shouldn’t be happening”.
“Just drink some lemon and fennel tea” - yes, I’ve tried this many times
“Just take breaks every 30 minutes” - my voice breaks after 30 seconds
“warm up before recording” - yes hunnie
“go on vocal rest every once in a while” - lately I’ve been on vocal rest every hour of the day that I’m not recording because my voice is so tender
“drink lots of water” - your girl’s pee is clear folks
“don’t strain your voice, stand up straight, breathe from your diaphram…” - yes, yes, yes. I promise, I am.
I have gotten a lot of really great advice but the fact is, there is something WRONG with my voice. I used to be able to record for several hours in one day. Now I am lucky if I get 5 minutes in without half of my register totally dropping out. It is frustrating, demoralizing, and makes me feel like I’m crazy when I talk about it to other VO artists because they keep saying “it shouldn’t be happening if XYZ…”
Anyone else ever had vocal nodules? Did you need surgery to correct them?
I’m feeling super down lately and having a hard time remembering why I love what I do if I’m honest. Poor me etc. Hope you’re all keeping safe.