I developed a cough after quitting, is this normal?
I'm 24-years-old. I smoked for about five years with an average of five to seven cigarettes a day. It wasn't a lot, but it was enough, so I quit about a month and a week ago.
Thus far, I have not had any cravings or real signs of withdrawal. The one thing that has happened is that, ironically, I've developed a cough that sometimes produces mucus. This seems to be going away, but three weeks after it started, it is still there to an extent.
I'm going to the doctor tomorrow for a check up, anyway, but I'm just curious as to whether or not this is normal. My thought was that maybe all that garbage piled up inside of me for five years is trying to come out now that I'm not stuffing it down more and more.