My husband has had PD for 9 years. He has suddenly today had what he describes as the feeling of a “blockage” in his throat. He has not been able to clear it and his voice is coming and going. He loves singing and cannot sing anything vaguely high in his range. He may just have a cold, but it feels different from usual. The question is, could this be a Parkinsons symptom? Has this happened to anyone else?
I have had some problems with my singing voice (soprano) since being diagnosed with PD but it didn’t come on suddenly. I do feel as if there is excess mucus in my throat and sometime the sound becomes cracked and I can’t do anything to change it. It’s very frustrating.
My neurologist asked me, during my initial consultation, if I had trouble swallowing. I do; I sometimes struggle to down larger tablets and I have constantly feel like I have the beginnings of a sore throat. So, yes I believe it is one of the many symptoms.