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AidanAidan Clever idiotPosts: 2,960 Boards Guru
I physically can't talk. I don't know how else to explain it.
I'm not having trouble eating or drinking (except I occasionally can't swallow), and I'm not having a problem with words- I mean, I'm writing this, so I can't have, surely.
I don't have a sore throat or anything. I can still make grunting noises, but that's about it and I sound like a caveman. When I want to talk, it's like the words won't come. My mouth sort of opens and that's it. My mum keeps asking if something's wrong, my parrot keeps whistling at me because I can't whistle back, and I'm worried this will last until I have to see my counsellor again and I'll look like a right muppet.
Does anyone have any ideas?
but idk tho


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This used to happen to me and I didn't know how to fix it but I did notice that it happened when in the presence of a particular person and long afterwards.

    Is there anything that happened that might have triggered this?

  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 2,960 Boards Guru
    I don't know what could have triggered it, but I could talk again the day after but not straight away.

    I brought it up with my counsellor, and she said it was fairly normal with people with anxiety- particularly in children. And even then, they can still talk in front of their parents normally, which I couldn't.

    It's strange, and it's the first I time I remember it happening since when I couldn't talk or would stutter when I was a kid.

    Anyway, thanks 😊
    but idk tho
  • DistractionDistraction Noob ScotlandPosts: 288 The Mix Regular
    Hiya, this can happen if you go through something traumatic, it could have happened years ago but the side effects can last a long while after and sometimes they don't even appear until later on down the line,

    Other than that, am not sure, sorry.
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