Question about stuttering


Posted by Rita Molnar , Nov 28,2001,21:25   Archive
I posted a message on the 25th, but I think I put it in the wrong place...and as a result, no one saw it(it's on page 2 now). My question concerned my past history of childhood and young adult stuttering, and I wondered if there was any correlation between that and Meige/Blepharospasm. My doctor has no opinion, but my instincts tell me that it might be so. Has anyone else had a history of stuttering or of speech block?

Rita, in New Jersey, exit 9 off the Turnpike.




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Nov 28,2001,22:17 Top of Thread Archive
No speech impediments noted here, Rita. Hope you get more replies.

June in Toronto(beb/meige)




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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Nov 29,2001,16:56 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Rita,
No stuttering here either. I have always had a problem with speaking though and my thoughts getting ahead of what I am actually trying to say and then I stumble over myself. Speaking and getting my thoughts together and saying them have always been very difficult for me. I can write much easier than I can speak. But no actual stuttering.
I'm sure that you will get some further responses.
I'm glad that you reposted your question as sometimes things do get lost and some people are unfamiliar with the pages and don't realize that they can go back to page 2...3....and 4.. and on and on.

Shirley back in Arkansas leaving beautiful snow and coming back to cold, rainy weather. :-(




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Posted by kathy , Nov 29,2001,17:06 Top of Thread Archive
rita, the only times i have stuttered is when i have not been around people alot. i am not much of a talker, i guess, more of a thinker. the most talking i have ever done is on this support group. it is interesting tho, your correlation between meige and this.
the infrequent stuttering i have had always surprises me, because then i realize i have been alone too long. i think as shirley has stated that my brain and thoughts get way ahead of what i am trying to say and that also is why i am better at writing.
but as far as your question, no, i don't have a history of this.



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Posted by Virginia , Nov 29,2001,19:54 Top of Thread Archive
No history of stuttering here either. I do now have problems sometimes speaking because of the breathing problems I have associated with Meige.



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Posted by Rita Molnar , Nov 30,2001,22:14 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for your response, Virginia. Hearing about breathing problems associated with Meige is what made me wonder in the first place about my early-childhood stuttering. My stuttering problem was more like a vocal or speech block, where I couldn't get out the first word, or where I couldn't go smoothly from one word or one sound to another. I always felt that breathing was related to this, and thus my question. Incidentally, I was able to overcome the problem to a large extent by slightly exhaling as I began speaking. This helped a great deal, so much so that I found myself able to speak to large audiences with little problem. Perhaps this little trick can help you, too. EMail me, if you'd like to explore it further.



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Posted by Virginia , Dec 01,2001,00:17 Top of Thread Archive
I do the exhaling thing, too, sometimes and it can help. I think a lot of my speaking difficulties come from the problem I have breathing through my nose. If I am having to inhale through my mouth, then I can't speak at the same time. So I'm having to take "breathing breaks" when I talk. But I can exhale and talk at the same time, so that works.

Virginia in AL




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Posted by Joann Humphrey , Nov 29,2001,23:07 Top of Thread Archive
I don't have a stuttering problem either, however a brother stuttered for years. He's now overcome it.
Didn't one of the Doctors at the Scottsdale Conf. say the same part of the brain that affects BEB affects stuttering?
Joann in Ark, where we've had lots of rain but no snow or freezing. Was 34 degrees today.

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Posted by kathy , Nov 30,2001,05:19 Top of Thread Archive
this makes sense. the eyes can't catch up with the brain and the speech can't either. maybe we have delayed reactions in the neurotransmitters.



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Posted by Rita Molnar , Nov 30,2001,22:44 Top of Thread Archive
"Delayed reactions in the neurotransmitters"... good deduction, Kathy. Makes a lot of sense. Thanks for responding.



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Posted by Rita Molnar , Nov 30,2001,22:26 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks for your response...Interesting note about a doctor saying that the same part of the brain that affects BEB affects stuttering. The fact that your brother (same genes as you) stuttered might add some credibility to my belief that the two are related. I keep thinking that if there is some correlation, this might help with early detection, or with ID of causal genes, and ultimately some cure. Wouldn't that be great?



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Posted by Christel-California , Nov 29,2001,23:49 Top of Thread Archive
Rita, I have never stuttered either, though I have tremendous problems talking when I spasm, which is most of the time. I feel that I sound as though I talk with a hot potato in my mouth.

Christel in Ca. who used to be able to talk a mile a minute, but is mostly silent now.




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Posted by Rita Molnar , Nov 30,2001,22:41 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks very much for your response, Christel. As a former stutterer, (and with Meige) ,I can relate to your difficulties, because I know how important communication can be in our lives. Thank goodness for computers and for the BEB bulletin board where we can communicate with our fingers rather than our voices, huh? Write me anytime you feel like communicating...



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Posted by Rita Molnar , Nov 30,2001,22:53 Top of Thread Archive
Thanks, all of you for the responses. Nice to know there are so many of you guys out there who are so ready to help.....



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