Weird question but I'm a woman with a fairly low pitched voice normally. The last few years I've noticed that sometimes my voice is very gravelly -- like I'm a 2 pack a day smoker! And in the last few months, my normally low pitched voice sounds strained and higher pitch and my throat feels tight. I do have some mild to moderate seasonal allergies which are usually worse in fall but definitely around in spring and wondering if sinus drainage could be the culprit. Anyone have a similar situation and if so did anything help? I hate to take medicine every day so save the allergy medicine for days when I'm having bothersome symptoms but wondering if if it would help if I took it more consistently? Thanks everyone!