Coughing phlegm after quitting smoking

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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?
Avatar m tn That was whyquit d o t c o m.
Avatar f tn After every time I eat anything I begin coughing until I get the phlegm out of my throat. It is always clear, but it is quite thick. This has been going on for 4 to 5 years, but it didn't used to be so bad. It used to happen only after I ate spicy food or food that was really hot. Now it happens after everything that I eat. I do not seem to have any other symptoms. I do smoke about 1 pack every 2 weeks, so not that often, but i do.
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 n tn Please look upon this as a sign that you should stop smoking. At this time quitting smoking is the most important thing that you can do for yourself! You may want to look at our Quit Smoking Topic Center at for ways to help you smoke no more. When you are able to get yourself to your doctor ask her about other quit smoking resources in your area.
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 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 f tn 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. There's no tar in it, no black bits, and it's always a small amount but it's once a day, every day. Usually after I eat. I hate it, it's disgusting and I'm not sure why it's still coming up! Anyone else?
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.
1003742 tn?1250207066 This time, there was a little more blood. The day after, i still had the cough(phlegm) but without any blood. And now today, I suddenly woke up early morning around 6am and started coughing again. This time there was something like maybe a total of ten drops of fresh blood in my mucus. I quit smoking completely last weekend and since then i haven't touched a ciggarette. Why then is there blood in my mucus?
Avatar n tn I am 23 years old, a smoker (quit about a week ago), and started with a cold about two weeks ago. After the cold symptoms went away, I developed a cough. The cough is phlegmy, with a yellowish/brown tint to it and has lasted. On a few occasions, I noticed a pen dot sized speck of bright red blood and it scared me, so I went to my doc. He asked me a series of questions, listened to my chest and lungs and said I sounded clear.
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 n tn Now that I quit I have coughing spells, 2 minutes after I eat I have a brief moment of shortness of breath, when I wake up I have a terrible headache (this is when I usually light up my first cig), when I go to the bathroom I start wanting a cig so bad (I usually light up while on the toilet). Other than all these symptoms I feel really great my I can breathe so much better and I can actually walk up 4 flights of stairs without being out of breath.
Avatar f tn I quit smoking 10 days ago and eversince i have been coughing up pale yellow phlegm with little brown specs in the morning. (only in the morning about a quorter size). it does not look like blood.its tiny little brown specs. i went to a pulmonologist, he have me a breathing test and i did great. I am not coughing and i do not have any shortness of breath. the doctor did not seam to have an answer for the phlegm... he told me to use a nasal spray...and mucinex...
Avatar m tn 3) Most importantly, I also seem to be putting on a small paunch and gaining weight after i totally stopped smoking.. I am doing brisk walking with no trouble at all. I would love to know as to when i can start jogging / running.
Avatar n tn This soreness was accompanied by a few productive coughs, which brought up yellow-green phlegm. After I finished the Zepac, the phlegm resumed being clear/white. It is now two weeks after I finished the Zepac, the cough continues and so does the phlegm. So I go and see an ENT, who does a laryngoscopy, throat culture and chest X-ray. All normal he said, although the laryngoscopy revealed "a little redness in the throa.
Avatar n tn However, about two days after I thought I was completely over it, I started coughing up phlegm and my throat was raw and dry. I have a really nasty sounding cough that sounds phlegm-y and hurts a lot. I was wondering if this is a common adverse effect of quitting smoking? And if that is what it is, what can I do to deal with it? I've been drinking tons of water and started and exercise program but it doesn't seem to be helping. Will it go away on it's own, or should I go to the doctor?
Avatar n tn i am a 23yr old who has been smoking for about 7 years. i believe i am too young to have a smokers cough. i feel fine, i had a checkup and i was told my longs were clear. but i have been coughing up brown mucus everyday for the past 4 months. i have no idea what this is.
Avatar n tn It is normal to have phlegm production continue, sometimes indefinitely, after quitting smoking. It is unlikely to have lung and/or throat cancer at such an early age, but possible especially after smoking. For this reason you should have a chest x-ray and a thorough examination of your nose, throat and larynx, by an ear nose and throat (ENT) specialist.
Avatar n tn Pro soccer player who smoked cigs during an emotional battle. Smoked for about a year. STOOOOOOPID!!! Dont' smoke but have been coughing up brown phlegm for about a month. Wierd pains on left side where ribs meet sternum. Planning chest-x.. ray, just wanted some feedback on the cough.
Avatar n tn ) My doctor said that just because the xray is normal doesn't mean that I don't have emphysema just that I don't have any obvious mechanical abnormality. Since quitting smoking the phlegm production has more cough, just a lot of throat clearing. My chest hurts every day, all day. It feels like I just smoked a pack of cigarettes. I am nervous about the PFT tests. I also have Lupus so I do have a lot of inflammation everywhere especially my joints.
Avatar m tn The coughing up of things has all but disappeared (still get clear phlegm, but I'm sure that's part of the quitting). But now I have something new going on. It almost feels like it hurts to take in a full breath. But I realized that it only happens in two places. When I breathe through my mouth, it hurts at the center of my chest, in between my collar bones. And when I flex my neck muscles (like when you try to force a belch), it hurts right below my adams apple.
Avatar m tn This is normal right after quitting. Congratulations for getting this far! You will also experience trouble sleeping and if you do get some melatonin, or you might start experiencing anxiety and if that happens go to the doc so he can give ya somethin to get you thru the worst of it. Chew gum to keep your jaws and your mouth busy. Walk a few times a day so you will not gain too much weight from munching. You can do this.
Avatar n tn The shortness of breath and chest tightness is unusual after quitting as long as one is able to cough-up the increased phlegm. The clear chest x-ray and negative cytology are encouraging but do not rule out some types of chronic lung disease. This, plus the x-ray findings of hyperinflated lungs are good reasons to have a spirometry done.
Avatar n tn During my last 3-6 months of smoking prior to quitting, i was coughing up brown/blackish mucus. It was a daily occurance, quite often, almost every time i smoked and would cough. After i quit smoking, the amount of dark mucus declined substantially and almost dissapeared for the past 3 months or so. However recently, the dark phlegm has returned. Not much, but maybe a bad/nasty bout of it every 2-4 days. I don't cough often at all, and when i do cough, i usually do cough up that dark mucus.
Avatar m tn I have recently quit smoking, ~3 weeks, after smoking a pack a day or so since I was 15. I am on Chantix to aid me in quitting. Anyway, as soon as I stopped smoking, I started to feel pain in my arm, chest and back. I went to the dr. and they did a ECG (normal) and a chest xray with some very mild hyperinflation. They said this could be eary chronic bronchitis or just an eager radiologist.
Avatar n tn The blood scared the hell out of me and I stopped cold turkey both cigs and cannabis. I am still coughing up phlegm with brown/rusty specks, my pulmonary said my chest x-rays are fine, so I am wondering what is wrong me and why it won't clear up. Anyhow back to your friend, my friend had a very hard time quitting - he tried hypnosis and he has been smoke free for 1 year now...worth looking into... Good Luck!
748567 tn?1233383821 i have no other symptoms no chest pain no pain at all except for a hernia i have i have read that the fluid could be caused from the pneumonia and or all the medication i have been on i get panicky thinking that the fluid is causing chest tightness(you know the whole heart attack thing) theres no rubbing noises or friction feeling just a tightening and uneasy feeling I am sure the cardiologist will answer all this but until then anybody know much about enlarged hearts on an xray after an infec
Avatar f tn You may get very irritable and may get cold like symptoms as you begin coughing. The minute you stop smoking your lungs will begin to heal themselves. In doing this you will cough up lots of phlegm. After a few weeks you will feel better. You can do this!!!
1556337 tn?1341712211 Don't get me wrong, you have done yourself a big favor by quitting the smoking, but to do both at the same time can wreak havoc with your anxiety. Why did you stop the medications? It may be that you still need them, or if you didn't wean off of them under your doctors care it may be withdrawal from the meds and cigarettes. Have you addressed all your issues with your GP? Tonsillitis is not a part of your anxiety, nor is coughing up black, tarry phlegm and this needs to be addressed ASAP!