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    My Worries

    Hi guys, so here I am again, fearing something else is happening with me... I quit smoking in the beginning of January as a new years resolution, being successful so far, the thing is my breathing is a lot worse since, I've been coughing a lot and have been having this weird dark thick phlegm with the cough, I've seen the pneumologist about this as my whole family has asthma (dad, mom, and sister) and he referred me to have some tests done to see if I have asthma, he told me is normal to experience coughing after quitting smoking, the thing is when I breathe in I feel like I can't breathe in deeply, I feel like a chest tickle or discomfort in the middle that makes me cough... He gave me some expectorant and antibiotics, I've finished the antibiotics which worked cause my phlegm is no longer dark, but still taking the expectorant,... What is really bothering me is this breathing in thing... Has anybody else feel this? And any ex smokers out here?

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    Re: Breathing issues, quit smoking

    Also I'm 23, what I'm mostly worried about is lung emphysema, I'm terrified of this...

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    Re: Breathing issues, quit smoking

    😢

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    Re: Breathing issues, quit smoking

    Hiyer, I have up smoking errrrrmmmmmm......20 years ago. I can still now remember how much I coughed in the months afterwards, as did my husband. We both, oddly, also developed a strep throat infection! Well, I think it was both of us, well it was certainly me LOL Congratulations on managing to quit - the lungs take months to clear and niggling tickly feelings are certainly what some people have and thick mucous. You are now under a specialist and I'm sure they will find out if you have asthma or not, but I think the important thing to remember is that you've done a very important thing regarding your future health.

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    Re: Breathing issues, quit smoking

    I agree with Carys. Also congrats on quitting, I should really do the same. The thick, dark phlegm I'd say is likely the lungs expelling all the junk that built up over time from the smoking. It doesn't take much at all for that crap to build up in there. Hope you feel well soon.

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    Re: Breathing issues, quit smoking

    Yeah I thought about it too, probably my lungs cleaning up and all this mucus are making me have this shortness of breath, is like, I can't take a deep breath I feel like coughing, and now it hurts from the cough, right in the middle of my chest...im currently worrying a bit about emphysema and lung c... I do feel some congestion in my lungs sometimes... It's so annoying, I really am trying to do better at dealing with this ha thing, I've bee suffering with it for years and my boyfriend is really losing his patience... Im scared I have some lung condition and nobody believes me...thanks for the congrats, other Than this I've been feeling better even though this feeling has left me really anxious and is really making me uncomfortable... Thanks for the reassurance though...

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    Re: Breathing issues, quit smoking

    I quit about 9 months ago and still am coughing crap up lol. It’s getting better tho! Stick with it and congrats on kicking the habit!!

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    Re: Breathing issues, quit smoking

    Its normal your lungs are clearing themselves out.

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    Lower left side back pain

    Hey guys, I've been really stressing about this one today, I've had this pain in my lower left side (flank) ghat radiates to my ribs for about two years now... It always gets worse during that time of the month...ive been to two doctors and they both told me its muscular...but I'm still so scared of it being the c word, I feel fine other than that, and I don't have any weight loss as I actually have been putting in some weight... My question is, if this pain was something worrisome, probably two years would make it much worse than what it is now right? Trying to be rational here as I am on the verge of a panic attack again

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    Re: Lower left side back pain

    Quote Originally Posted by Brunamateus View Post
    Hey guys, I've been really stressing about this one today, I've had this pain in my lower left side (flank) ghat radiates to my ribs for about two years now... It always gets worse during that time of the month...ive been to two doctors and they both told me its muscular...but I'm still so scared of it being the c word, I feel fine other than that, and I don't have any weight loss as I actually have been putting in some weight... My question is, if this pain was something worrisome, probably two years would make it much worse than what it is now right? RIGHT! Trying to be rational here as I am on the verge of a panic attack again
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