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Acid Reflux or GERD combined with the symptoms of flu can cause symptoms of laryngitis.

I have gotten over the flu for the most part, but not completely.

For more than 4 weeks I had symptoms of the flu and after a doctor told me my lungs were clear I felt relief.

But that hangover cough that lingers for days or perhaps weeks after the flu is over with, along with having GERD also known as acid reflux, I have some degree of laryngitis. It has occurred off and on throughout my life. It is temporary but somewhat disturbing. I mean when I want to talk I just cant do so without doing more damage so I have to remain silent for the next few days and drink fluids and breath vaporized air from a electric water vaporizer. The flu in and of itself is potentially a killer.

Below is a good article that covers the subject of laryngitis from the Mayo Clinic online.

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MegL wrote on February 18, 2018, 1:42 AM

Does not being able to talk mean you are doing more writing? There was a board game created by someone who had to stop talking for about 3 months to let her larynx heal. GERD can be very troublesome.

VinceSummers wrote on February 18, 2018, 9:16 AM

She isn't a co-owner of Gut Bustin' Games, is she? I own Trailer Park Wars, a smashing success!

VinceSummers wrote on February 18, 2018, 9:19 AM

I used to take a special med for such, but it died back and I now rarely eat 3 ultra-size calcium carbonate tablets, chewing and slowly swallowing without any water. The onslaught may last a couple of days at most, then it goes away for months at a time. I'm very fortunate in that. Have you ever been tested for Pyloric bacteria? Bacteria of that sort in the gut, if eliminated, can bring a symptom-free condition.

MegL wrote on February 18, 2018, 10:14 AM

There is a genetic component. One of my granddaughters had it from birth. Her paternal uncle had the same. H.pyloric causes stomach ulcers so it's good to get rid of it if you have it.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 18, 2018, 10:17 AM

Inter-resting, but no, I have not been tested for it, thank you.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 18, 2018, 10:18 AM

I spend more time reading books.

VinceSummers wrote on February 18, 2018, 12:25 PM

Yes, I believe what you say. I have a friend who suffers greatly from it and his daughter, as early as 2 years old, suffered from it.