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    Old 10-19-2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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    Coughing up black stuff/shallow breathing

    Hey my name's John, I'm 20 years old and in great physical condition. I exercise daily, eat healthy, and I'm not on any medication. I rarely ever take any medicine for any reason. I have been smoking weed off and on for about 4 years now.. I recently smoked weed daily for about 5 months, but I didn't smoke anything for 6 months before that. I also smoked tobacco with my weed for a while (I pretty much only smoke bongs). I didn't smoke a crazy amount, but there were times when I did really stupid stuff because I have really good lungues. For example, I smoked an entire cigarette in one hit out of my bong.. yea I'm retarded, I know. Anyway I stopped smoking completely about 3 weeks ago, but for about a month and a half I have been coughing up black stuff(and blood a couple of times). I recently had a chest x ray and a ct scan on my lungues, but neither showed anything wrong. I also had blood/urine tests done and those were fine too... The problem is that I'm still coughing up black stuff. I cough less frequently and in smaller amounts, but the biggest problem is how shallow my breathing has become. I can't even rollerblade anymore and even walking has become a challenge. I have chest pains a lot and my heart rate is ridiculous. The doctor gave me some symbicort to clear my lungues a week ago, but it feels like it's making my lungues worse. Coughing hurts really bad now and I feel like puking whenever I do. My appetite is gone as well, and I'm losing weight eventhough I try to eat as much as I can. The doctors at the hospital said to go to a respirologist if my symptoms got worse, but my GP said it's probably just from me smoking. The thing is, almost everyone I know smokes way more than me and they don't even exercise or take care of themselves like I do.. I feel like crap, but I'm supposed to just keep taking this inhaler.. I don't know, what do you guys think cuz I'm a little worried :/

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    Old 10-20-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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    Re: Coughing up black stuff/shallow breathing

    is it a possibility that the black stuff your coughing up is just clotted blood? i always thought u would have to smoke like a chimney for a long time before you start coughing up tar(but i could be wrong). if i were you i wouldnt accept the "its prolly just smoking" reasoning and go to a respiratory specialist before it gets worse than it already is. i hope everything works out for ya

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