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I've woken up with a stammer, any advice?

System Posts: 750 Scope online community team
edited October 2021 in Sensory impairments
This discussion was created from comments split from: Pip and fibromyalgia.


  • iharris85
    iharris85 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi all, this morning I have woken up with a stammer, I have never had a stammer before, and don’t know why I have a woke with it... but I am not able to speak as I once could. It is making me extremely upset! And help or advice would be greatly appreciated. 
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for sharing this with us @iharris85, I'm so sorry to hear about how upset this has made you. Hopefully @NicolaLatheySLT will be able to offer some advice, but it may also be a good idea to contact your GP or another medical professional involved in your care too.
  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,221 Disability Gamechanger
    I have a speech problem, a stammer and sometimes unable to speak clearly. This occurred after a traumatic time for me. Some days I’m ok others it’s very difficult to be understood due to my speech.

    Could your stammer be due to anxiety and stress?

    I still do not know after 3 years of this why this happened to me, try seeing your gp asap to see if they can determine why this has happened to you.

    I know how distressing it is so I really do sympathies 
  • littleruthie123
    littleruthie123 Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    Hiya sorry too hear this .similar too Susan it happened too me after a traumatic aventurine. Sometimes it feels like it could come back .hope your doctor can help .try not too worry too much t.c 
  • NicolaLatheySLT
    NicolaLatheySLT Member Posts: 40 Courageous
    I would contact the local NHS SLT service immediately and ask for advice from the stammering specialist.  There is more advice on the British Stammering association's website too.  Thanks Nicola

    Nicola Lathey
    Speech And Language Advisor
    Phone: 01242 571883
    Email: [email protected]


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