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Since June 2007 I have been suffering from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) which has had a huge impact on my life. I have also had issues with voice strain, which appears to have been partly caused by the use of speech recognition software, and partly by a condition called laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). Since I was relying on speech recognition to type, I was off sick from work from February 2008 to September 2008. Although both my RSI and voice problems have now improved a lot, they still continue to cause problems. I am currently in the process of writing an account of my experiences, to warn people of what can happen. What I've written so far can be found on my blog:

Blog post 1, in which I notify my blog readers of my problems for the first time

Blog post 2: Happy RSI anniversary!

Blog post 3: RSI: My Arch-Nemesis - Introduction

Blog post 4: RSI: The Early Months

Blog post 5: RSI: The Non-Early Months

Blog post 6: RSI: The Non-Early Months - Continued

Blog post 7: Back at work

Blog post 8: Voice strain - Part 1 - June 2007 to Feb 2008

Blog post 9: Voice strain - Part 2 - Feb 2008 to Aug 2008

Blog post 10: Voice strain - Part 3 - Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Blog post 11: Voice strain - Part 4 - pH monitoring, more on LPR, and RSI Wikipedia article

Blog post 12: RSI relapse and video diary

Blog post 13: RSI video diary 2

9th Feb 2011: RSI video diary 3

30th Oct 2011: RSI video diary 4

8th Dec 2013: RSI video diary 5

1st Jul 2014: A new understanding of chronic pain? (RSI video diary 6)


Links to other sites on RSI:
RSI Action - the charity dedicated to raising awareness about RSI in the UK
"Greetings from planet RSI" - An attempt to explain what it's like to have hands that hurt all the time

Links to other sites on voice problems:
About.com - Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
Fauquier ENT Consultants - LPR

Links to articles by Dr Jamie Koufman, who coined the term laryngopharyngeal reflux:
Guide to LPR (no longer directly available, linked via archive.org)
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux ("Silent Reflux"): The Basics
Treatment of laryngopharyngeal reflux (2002)
Laryngopharyngeal reflux testing (2002)
Laryngopharyngeal reflux is different from classic gastroesophageal reflux disease (2002)


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Copyright 2008 Andrew R. Gillett