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6 months smoke free, now what??

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Old 05-27-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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6 months smoke free, now what??

I quit smoking for a year. I had a lot of stuff going on in my life and I started back up. After the 3rd month of smoking again, I started having a hard time breathing, and a lot of lung pain, very bad cough. I continued to smoke for another 6 months until I could literally breathe anymore.

I quit smoking and went t o the doctor, she did a chest x-ray, and a few other things, and I have no sign of cancer emphysema, or asthma. The problem is, I have been smoke free for 6 months, and every two week, I go through these horrible coughing fits I canít breathe, and I can feel all this congestion, but nothing comes out. When I do cough up, its very thick mucus, but its clear. Are my lungs just working overtime to clean themselves out, or should I be concerned that I may have chronic bronchitis or something even worse. I'm freaking out a lil bit.

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Old 05-29-2007, 06:49 PM   #2
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Re: 6 months smoke free, now what??

Have you been back to see your doctor? You might want to consider that, just for peace of mind. Were you experiencing any of the breathing problems when you went to see her, because it sounds a lot like asthma. Unless you were in the midst of an attack when you were in her office, I don't know that you could have been diagnosed. I have asthma, and my lungs are crystal clear unless I'm having an asthma attack.

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