This may be a double post.
Whoops - may have accidentally posted before completely answering. My arm/hand dropped on computer. Blame MG....
My voice became weak - sometimes very weak after MG symptoms began. (Ocular symptoms came first).
I was working - had to attend and participate (speak) in meetings. After MG came - things changed. I was frequently asked to SPEAK UP. I tried. I could not. Hmmmm.....that was not a problem in the past. Medicinal treatment for MG has since helped - somewhat.
ALSO: This seemed odd to me....(at first)
I used to often "clear my throat" when talking.
And after eating.
When I began taking mestinon this stopped.
Ironically - a fairly new (social) acquaintance - who is now a friend - told me she thought I had a "tic" - perhaps slight case of Tourettes (spelling?) when she first met me. Ironic - because my SIL and nephew have Tourettes.
My friend is a psychologist and just accepted this little "quirk" I had. I knew I did this - did not really how much though....... My friend says it was a LOT.
This particular symptom is gone - unless my MG is severely exacerbated. I know I am getting into trouble when I start clearing my throat excessively.
Also there were, still are at times, words that I could not/cannot pronounce. I sound slurred at times. Get asked to repeat what I just said.
Also, when I get tired, or breathless - I "yawn" when talking. This does not always come across well with others. Trust me I am interested - not bored. I just have MG.....
But my soft voice has been one of my most pronounced symptoms.
Hey, I just figured out my nickname I chose for this group: