I've been singing for 30 years without incident (except for flus and colds) and my voice has always worked. I moved to Florida a few months ago and noticed a steady decline in my vocal ability to the point that I have a seriously compressed range and cannot control pitch.
I assumed allergies so I started OTC antihistamines. When those didn't work, I went to an allergist who had nothing to offer. My ENT said my vocal cords are in healthy condition and he sees no throat issues. He suggested a vocal coach, but this feels physiological, not mechanical.
For a while I had an itchy throat that I could only "scratch" by coughing vigorously. I do have some post-nasal drip. I try to stay well hydrated but my throat always feels dry and tight.
I am looking for ideas and suggestions. I'm about to turn 60. What else can I explore? Is this age-related? Environmental changes? (I was living in Atlanta for two years. I'm originally from NY.) Do throat sprays or teas really work?
I miss singing. Its my "drug" but I am also a professional singer with a gig coming up.