Chest tightness quit smoking

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When you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> your lungs begin to recover from the years of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> abuse. Coughing up sputum is a good sign. It is an indication that your lungs are still capable of cleaning themselves. You will get better when your lungs are clean. This phase could last for a few months up to a year. It sounds like you are getting close since you are coughing up less sputum and the sputum is getting lighter in color. Congratulations, you have made a wise decision to stop smoking!
Hello, I am a 32 yr old who recently <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>. I have a history of panic attacks and have had 3 ekg's in the last three years. All were normal and through chest x-rays and ekg's my doc has ruled out anything cardiac. Within the last three weeks I have been fighting a pretty bad nasal drip...cough etc. I started feeling better about 3 or four days ago.
The symptoms you feel are mostly due to the withdrawal, including anxiety, stress and flu like symptoms. Usually <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> tightness is a common symptom in those who <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> smoking. This lasts for a few days after last cigarette. The tightness (not actually pain) is due to anxiety and stress and due to various changes in body due to nicotine withdrawal.
Kudos to you for quitting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>! Cough wheezing tightness of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> are all part of the withdrawal symptoms and can be easily overcome by medication. Other than this it could be smoker’s lung which causes an asthma like condition. You can discuss this with your PCP or go to a smoking de-addiction center and take treatment for this. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Micheal, I got the butterfly feeling in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>, it follow with few beats, big dumps and tightness. My tightness in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> can last half a day long. I discovered it could be a LBBB. Just my discovery. As everyone has LBBB is being told it is harmful and the Drs "DON'T CARE". I learn to live with it. Have a run, power walk or strong coffee. You may have luck!
33 Year old smoker, You used to be a fairly heavy drinker for 12 years but quit 2 weeks ago and I keep waking up with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> tightness over the last 4 weeks that feels like heavy pressure. I get cold and clamy hands today I had minor electic shock feeling around my heart that came and went for seconds at a time I also was able to bike ride 40 -60 miles a week 4 weeks ago now I cant walk around the block without being out of breath and feel my heart pumping hard and feel like im gonna pass out.
Ok im a 21 year old hispanic male, i smoked for about 2 years, at about 5 ciggs a day. I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> after i started getting some tightness in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>! It went on for 2 weeks everyday. So finally i got a breathing attack in the car and my parents took me to the hospital. They took an EKG and an x-ray of my chest! The doctor told me i was a healthy young man, and it wasnt my heart or lungs! It was some relief, then the next day i started feeling tightness and an annoying sensation again!
I thought it was due to smoking but doctors are telling my it's anxiety. Has anybody experienced this all the time? I know tightness of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> is normal during panic attacks but is it normal to have had it for 8 months for 24 hours a day 7 days a week? I'm starting not to be able to cope with this. I feel as if I am going to die every single day.
as CJ said you have to trust the tests i know it is hard cause i find it difficult to trust too, but if we want to get rid of this anxiety thats the first step forward, i hate the chest tightness but the more you worry and think about it the worse it will get.
If you have been a smoker for 19 long years then it is commendable that you have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>. Cough and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> pain can be the withdrawal effects of quitting. However any chest pain in smokers—past or current should immediately be investigated. It can be due to pleural effusion, inflammation, lung cancer or due to a clot or embolus. Rebound increase in blood pressure too could be the cause. Please do not delay, and seek medical care immediately. Take care!
Since having these anxiety symptoms, I've noticed that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> makes them worse. I'd love to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> for good. Anyways... still having the constant pressure in my head, blurred vision, dizziness, tightness in chest, tingly and sometimes numb arms and hands. Still having the sudden fears and shakiness. Short of breath. I'm getting better at calming myself down after the doctors explained that i was hyperventalating and thats why i get dizzy suddenly.
I'm a 23 year old female and I have been having chest tightness for a little over 4 months. It started two months after I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>. I was a smoker for 6 years. I've had multiple <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> x rays, ct scan with contrast, upper endoscopy, pulmonary function test, stress test and an echo. Everything turned out fine on my test except I have little secretions in my chest he said I needed to cough up. I currently have a gastroenterologist, pulmonologist, cardiologist, and a psychologist.
Okay im a 20 yo Male and I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> cigarettes 4 days ago and havent touched one since then! I will be honest I smoke pot and after I take a hit of pot my chest gets super TIGHT! It literally feels like somebody is holding a weight on my chest! Is this just a withdrawal symptom? Are my lungs just healing?? It scares me. Ive been to the docs office 2 in 2 weeks and he said Im perfectly fine and have nothing to worry about. So id just like to get some other advice from previous smokers.
However, yes, symptoms like anxiety and headaches can re-surface time and again for a few months, especially if you are stressed or around smokers or are sitting idle. Usually <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> tightness is a common symptoms in those who <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>. This lasts for a few days after last cigarette. The tightness (not actually pain) is due to anxiety and stress and due to various changes in body due to nicotine withdrawal.
I have been having a tightness in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> for over 4 weeks now (like an elephant is sitting on me) and it makes it difficult to breathe. It gets worse at night. When I sit down, my stomach area doesn't feel right. I am under extreme amounts of pressure/stress. Dr is going to do a stress test in 2 weeks--also put me on Nexium and Ativan. The Nexium seems to make me burp somehat, but no great relief. What all could this be? Could it be GERD, hiatal hernia? Plain stress?
Dont wait until the choice to quit becomes to either <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> or to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> breathing. Or both. It is very very hard to get the mindset, but it is all about the mindset that will get you thru, not alternative therepies or tapering or anything else. Just lay em down and keep going and dont look back.
old female who for the past week has been experiencing difficulty breathing with a tightness in my left upper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>. I struggle to get a deep breath and sometimes have to yawn to do so. If I thought about it enough and panicked, I could hypervetalate trying to catch my breath. The only relief I get is when laying down to sleep or rest. This started out of nowhere.
I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> a few days ago, but before I ever started <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> I was already having panic attacks. Lately I've been having panic attacks triggered by actual physical symptoms. In the time that I've quit smoking I've been having odd heart palpitations, numbness or tingling in the left arm/hands, occasional tingling in the left leg, and chest tightness making it difficult to breath at times. All of this has been happening daily at some point or another, sometimes all at once.
The past week I have felt weak light headed jittery my palms get clamy tightness in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> head aches I start trembling like I feel like I'm bout to die can anybody tell me if this is anxiety and I can constantly feel my heart beat I have 3 kids at home and its starting to interfere with my day to day life nothing has to happen to make me nervous or anything it's jus there all the time I feel like I'm goin crazy and I can't enjoy spending time with my kids because of it plz help
I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> almost 2 wks now( withone night of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> about a week ago). I'm not having cravings for a smoke, but i feel like I'm having an allergic reaction to something. Tightness of chest, sometimes its hard to breath, and sometimes I feel like I'm having a tiny panic attack. Is this normal and how long will this last.
I have been on wellbutrin to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> for 10 days now, I have such <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> tightness I feel as though I can't breath, like there is no air in my lungs. I heard this is a side effect should I keep taking it?
Hi i seem to have the same problem as i had an accident 2 weeks ago, i have healed from the accident, but i feel slight pain in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> when pressure is applied, this has scared me and has helped me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> but i still wanted to know if it is anything serious...
He also has a pacemaker and defillibulator. He has done very well after the surgery. He also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>. Last week we went to a baseball game and it was very humid and hot in the evening and we walked several blocks to get to the park. My husband felt tightness in the chest and we stopped and took a break and then he was OK. Coming back was the same way. Once he got in the car he was OK.
Now ever since then I get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> tightness everyday and it varies. The only things that releives the Tightness is Sleep, and Heavy Exercise(running, lifting weights) But maybe and hour or two after the tightness comes back. I also sometimes get tightness in middle of my stomach. I am now starting to worry a bit. The tightness feeling gives me anxiety. Im fine when i dont feel it. I dont know what starts it. I am now reading that tightness is a good indicator of Heart Disease.
I recently quit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span>. Recently I have been getting these <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> pains on the left side of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> right below my pectoral muscle. It feels almost like a sharp pain that hearts a little every time I breathe. Also I experience discomfort when lying on my sides. Is this a problem with my heart? Is it wit hmy lungs? My doctor's said it was stress related, but honestly I am not stressed much. I understand I am about to get married and have a kid but these things do not fully bother me.
I have dyspnea daily (constantly knowing myself of not able to get enough air in), occ tightness of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> and stabbing pain on Right sided <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span> pain from scapular to front. I have RUQ pain too (around and under costal carilage) things continue with longer duration and intensity. my stomach get bloated after a few months with an upper chest discomfort(under sternal notch), a blockage/congested feeling which makes me cough, streaks of blood seen.
Hello there, Recently, I've been having tightness in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>chest</span>. The doctor ruled out cardiac problem after several test and diagnosed the tightness as a muscle spasm. Since then, I've been prescribed with 1.5mg of Lexotan and Anarax (back pain). I've been taking a tablet of Lexotan (daily) and two tablets of Anarax (three times per day). This has been going on for about two weeks. In addition, I've quit smoking too.
The last straw for me was going to a party of 30 people and I was the only smoker. I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>quit</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> less than 24 hours later. quitting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>smoking</span> will be the best thing you ever did. I hope to read this 1 year from now and know the quitting was best thing I could have ever done for myself as an adult. Good luck !!