I have an ongoing issue which is really getting me down. I am 32 years old and I have always had a moderately high pitched voice. This doesn't bother me, however when I take inhaled steroid sprays for asthma, my voice becomes much more weak, breathy, hoarse and even higher in pitch. I struggle to project my voice and it's a real strain in public settings.
I've tried many different steroid preventer inhalers, and they all seem to cause this voice problem.
I went to see an Otorhinolaryngologist at the hospital who checked over my vocal chords, he wondered if I may have a bilateral sulcus vergeture, causing the higher pitch, but after several attempts at voice therapy, I was not able to reduce the pitch of my voice. They didn't seem to concerned about my problems with inhalers, which is a big problem for me as I need to have well controlled asthma and not live in a precarious balance of only taking my preventers when my asthma symptoms worsen..
I don't know if my high pitched voice is in any way related to my inhaler problems but I really want to have controlled asthma and not have a hoarse voice as a result. Is there anything i can do to help? I have tried every inhaler under the sun it seems, I use a spacer and I gargle, but nothing seems to help.
Many thanks for your help.