Coughing after quitting smoking

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Avatar f tn Hello. I've quit smoking for 3 weeks now after 32 years of smoking. I am using the patch and my doctor put me on zyban when I saw her sept 5 because I couldn't stop crying. The crying has gotten better I feel terrible. I think I'm obsessed with my breathing to the point where I feel it all the time. My chest feels tight. I feel myself inhaling all the time. I've been to the emergency room twice now in two weeks. Chest films taken. They put me on high does prednisone for.
Avatar m tn That was whyquit d o t c o m.
250701 tn?1320978365 Ask her for help to manage quitting. I quit after almost 40 years, used the patch. I used it for almost a year. I just kept cutting the patch in half, then fourths, eights, and so on......I still miss them at times, but have not had a bad cold since quitting. Best of luck.
Avatar n tn It is common to get some of these symptoms after quitting smoking. Your lungs are expelling the residue that has built up over time. The nose bleeds may be related to blood pressure, inflammation in the nose, an upper respiratory infection or to spasms of coughing. The aching and low grade fever are probably not related and may be related to an infection which is aggravating all of the other things you have described. Quitting smoking was a wonderful and positive decision.
Avatar f tn Bad temper, angry, headaches, nausea, irritibaility and similar are common. These are, of course, symptoms of depression too but the difference is that after quitting smoking these effects abate quickly after a couple of weeks. Not so with depression and it does not come and go with one's decision to smoke or not to smoke. That is simply an infividual's reading of what is going on for them. By the way, I smoked for 35 years and gave it up 2.5 years ago with no support. Just decided to stop.
Avatar f tn I found out I was pregnant as a smoker and smoked for about 3 days after because just quitting cold turkey is hard. But after three days I felt so guilty and like I was killing my baby I just stopped. I bought a bunch of candy to suck on and stopped hanging around the smoke crowd and going on "breaks" at work. It was weird st first but k care about my baby too much to be are kless.
Avatar f tn He took a lot longer but now my baby girl is almost here. I plan on sticking with not smoking anymore but I feel I'm going to slip up. I was a smoker for 16 years. Started when I was 16.I have faith you'll be able to quit.
Avatar m tn Can anyone describe in as much detail as possible what kind of pain or symptoms (if any) they felt after quitting smoking? I have felt this gnawing pain and sometimes sharp pain like being poked with a needle in my stomach somewhere during the time I quit smoking. I can't tell if it is from quitting or a symptom of something else. I know I should go see a doctor but I am so low on money w/ no insurance. Please help. Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn But, it could also just be a combination of your cough hanging on and quitting smoking has aggravated it. I waited to start coughing up phlegm when I quit, but it never happened, even though I had a serious smokers cough. It is common for an increase in appetite, however, I have been fortunate that this didn't happen to me. Just the fact you have lost your appetite tells me that MAYBE you still have some sort of lung infection. Please try to force yourself to eat a little more.
Avatar m tn Could the pain in the solar plexus related to the weight-gain, exercise, coughing and not smoking? I have also had a LOT of acid reflux lately and am under a HUGE amount of stress...I wonder if I have an ulcer too? Anyhow, any feedback would be great!
Avatar n tn I quit smoking 3 months ago, after 38 years of smoking. I still have a clear productive cough. I think it may be chronic bronchitis. My question is - does chronic bronchitis ever improve or go away or do have this cough to look forward to forever?
Avatar f tn Well anyways im getting a bad cough and its causing a sore throat. I read online that this is caused by quitting smoking cause ur body is healing and what not. Well just curious if any other former smokers went through this and how long it lasted. Does cough med help in this situation? I cant sleep its so bad. Coughing up phlegm every few minutes its soo annoying especially since i just got over a cold... I only have 4 wks left til my c section and just want to feel better by then.
Avatar f tn Is all of these symptoms normal for quitting smoking? I havent started the horrible coughing stage yet but my lungs do feel like stuff is loosening in them. Sort of like bronchitis. Does anyone know when that will start as well?
1425559 tn?1282790207 A few of my friends who had quit a while back warned me that I would be coughing horribly after I quit. Now I am a little worried because I haven't coughed period. Is something wrong with me because I don't cough any? I have noticed many differences since I tastes better, I can smell things more clearly but no coughing.
Avatar n tn im a 13 year old kid but i think that quitting smoking is the most important thing to do. well thank you for your time.
230262 tn?1316649534 i have no doubt quitting smoking will be easier than quitting coke, but it is going to be tough. does anyone know how long that really bad cravings are for when you first quit smoking.
Avatar m tn I know it's not the truth but I felt like my health took a downturn after quitting smoking but after a couple of months, I'm finally starting to notice some progress. To quantify, I felt 90% the day I quit. I felt 80% the week after I quit. I felt 70% 3 weeks after. I felt 70% after a month. I feel 75% after 2 months.... Hope to keep trending upward and also hope to stop worrying about having lung cancer pretty much constantly.
Avatar m tn Things that have helped me is quitting smoking, after smoking for five five years almost everyday I quit cold turkey. I thought I would never quit smoking. I also quit smoking cigs which is partly why I have headaches, I hope. I have had headaches for almost a full month now, and do not know why. I hope and pray there is nothing wrong with me because it would ruin me, I just hope I can bounce back somehow. You are not alone man....
385161 tn?1270084818 I am using Nicoderm CQ step 2. I cut down my smoking to 10 cigs per day prior to quitting (i smoked a pack a day before that) and then used step 2 instead of one (well because I was smoking 10 or less a day) anyways I need some support. The first week I cheated and would take 2-3 drags a day off a smoke while on the patch. I know your not suppose to do that (am I in danger now?) then the last 2 weeks have been the first 2 weeks EVER in my life I have not touched a cig.
Avatar n tn i developed alergies this after quitting smoking 4 years ago but now i seem to be coughing up yellow phlegm and wheezing .. wha t could be possible causes?
1003742 tn?1250207066 Hi, Smoking is very unhealthy. Quitting is the single most effective step that you can take that will improve your chances of living a healthy life. You have described symptoms that seem to suggest a lung infection. Please see a chest physician, who will probably send your sputum for testing, orger a chest X Ray, and start a course of antibiotics. Please ensure that you dont ever start smoking again. Seek professional help if needed.
Avatar n tn The first point is to clearly establish if your friend coughed up blood, or vomited blood after a bout of coughing. Often patients cannot definitely distinguish between the two. The fact that the quantity was a "lot" makes me suspect that the latter was the case. Vomiting blood may be related to ulcers, gastritis, alcohol, anxiety etc. Coughing a lot of blood is seen in some cases of lung cancer, although it is more usual to have blood-streaked sputum.
Avatar m tn On 09th June i quit smoking. Initially for 2-3 weeks there was coughing with phlegm coming out. Now i am in 8th week after quit smoking. Now days i have throat pain while swallow and rarely phlegm coming out (no cough). Along with that slight cold (but not continuous). There is slight body pain from on yesterday. Before i used to breath through mouth. But from on last couple of weeks i trying to practice to breath through nose. Yesterday i found some while particle on palatine tonsil.
Avatar n tn about 7 months ago I quit, and I havent coughed all that much after quitting. didnt really have much in the way of withdraw symptoms. Its like I never smoked at all. Shouldnt I be coughing something up or something? or are my lungs not working properly?
Avatar f tn I need to know if this is normal, maybe just my body's way of clearing everything out. I quit smoking when I found out I was pregnant four months ago. I'll still occasionally have a puff or two but that's few and far in between. Since about the second or third week post quitting I started coughing up this weird white/gray phlegm that has a terrible, bitter acrid taste that coats my mouth and back of my throat almost like an oil. Similar to bronchitis sputum but not green or yellow.
Avatar m tn i am a smoker and ive been smoking for about 6 months. i never cough while im smoking or afterwards. i can go hours with out coughing, but when i do cough it only lasts a few seconds. ive tried robutusin and that didnt work. my breathing is normal there is no tightness in my chest im not weezing and im able to still work out and take deep breaths and i dont have asthma. i talked to a pharmacist and he said it should go away especially since i dont have any of those symptoms.
Avatar f tn The good news, I have been cigarette-free for three months, the bad news is that I've clearly done some serious damage. After quitting smoking the cough left over from my cold grew worse and I could feel my sinuses draining in the form of post-nasal drip. I had heard such things can be expected after quitting, but to be on the safe side, saw a doctor who confirmed post-nasal drip, said my chest sounded clear and that it was probably allergy-related, and suggested I try taking an antihistamine.
Avatar f tn I am excited that I have quit smoking for 4 months now. However, prior to quitting I never really had trouble breathing. When I first quit I felt great. Now all of sudden I am wheezing and I feel like I can't get enought air. My chest is extremely heavy. Why is this happening? Will it go away? Why did it start after I quit? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/287896'>Difficulty with breathing and gasping for breath</a>.