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Posted in Quit experiences 10 May 2020

Man, I can seem to clear my throat and my lungs although getting air never seem to be enough. Is this just anxiety with withdrawal symptoms? Its driving me nuts and with all the Covid stuff going around ... I wonder why I choose these months to quit ... seems to just add to the worry of it all. Did most people experience mucus stuck at the back of the throat that just sits? Next Tuesday will be a month and im getting worried it will never go away. :(

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  • badcrazynesss May 13, 2020 | 3:04
    Thanks guys ... have a bit of chest pain .. switching from left to right lungs... mucus has subsided and the tea helped .. but im going strong ... staying busy and starting to look forward to this being over ... im a young man and I didn't realize how destructive quitting can be to moral and the effects of it, but im hanging in there.. we have a nice rainy day in California which is rare so that is a plus!
  • Drmem89 May 12, 2020 | 7:47
    It is safe to say that Covid somehow effected all of us on some psychological level. To be honest, I stopped thinking and reading about it after the first couple of weeks. I just read the scientific data on pubmed j. Calm app also helps in reducing your anxiety. Feel free to contact if you feel anxious. Peace ✌️
  • badcrazynesss May 12, 2020 | 2:24
    Thanks, I know its part of the process ... but that with everything going on in the world has made my amenity so much worse ... never had panic attacks like this before. Worse part is it seems to go away for 2 days then come back for 3 or 4 then resides again I start to feel better and then it comes back.
  • Drmem89 May 12, 2020 | 2:20
    The mucus is not a bad indicator. It indicates the regeneration of ciliary structures in your lungs which are starting to expel the mucus and tar. It should get better 👍
  • badcrazynesss May 12, 2020 | 2:03
    Thanks guys, im hanging in there and pushing though.. I got some lavender tea to help with the anxiety and it really has helped. I will continued to push forward!
  • netloss, Northern Sydney May 10, 2020 | 22:26
    There’s never a good time to quit but the day you quit was the best day. It will get better. We all have different symptoms - I wanted to punch a wall but now I can smell better and I did not realise the changes until I did; the new joys you will find will make up for this
  • Nuts May 10, 2020 | 15:39
    I never had any trouble with mucus, but i was breathless for a week or so about a month into my quit. I was a bit worried at the time because i wasnt breathless when i smoked. It passed after a week or so. Hang in there
  • softly40, Mid North Coast May 10, 2020 | 8:49
    Welcome others have had a problem with mucus, I had a slight problem, nothing to write home about. It is early days yet so keep on going. What did work for me was stopping what I was doing, sitting down, breathing in deeply and letting my breath out slowly repeating 5-10 times. It is a relaxing technique which helps stop the panic.

    As for choosing this time for quitting, dare I say it is an ideal time to quit with fewer distractions, time to focus, and acknowledging that we are all fragile in the greater scheme of things, keep your mind and body healthy with daily practice. Congratulations on one month.
  • Happiness May 10, 2020 | 8:32
    while every quit is different things do get better over time. Hang in there!

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