My speech began to noticeably decline in 2018-I was working as a Senor Case Technician but was forced to resign because people could not understand me over the phone, and it has since considerably worsened I have problems swallowing. I've had nerve conduct study and doctors concluded it is not a nerve issue. My jaw quivers and at times my mouth locks shut and I can't speak at all. It has caused me to have a drooling problem, my former Speech Therapist told me to make certain I am proactive in constantly swallowing to prevent drool. I have seen many doctors trying to resolve this to no avail. I have several things going on – I have Spinal-Cerebellar Ataxia and my current doctors are still trying to determine the cause so I can receive treatment (if there is treatment – my former Doctors told me my cause was Genetic and there is no cure). My current doctors did bloodwork – GAD65 (came back positive) – and want to do further diagnostic tests – CT of my chest, abdomen and pelvis – looking for tumors, also want to do Lumbar Puncture and possibly IVEG blood replacement based on the diagnostic tests results. HOWEVER, my current doctors have indicated to me that my Speech Impairment is not due to Spinal-Cerebellar Ataxia. I have family that needs me, and am working with my current doctors to find cause and hopefully the cure. I did suffer a trauma to my neck prior to loss of Speech.