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Chest tightness, brown sputum and shortness of breath

Posted in Quit experiences 20 Aug 2020

I'm 30 years old male and I was smoking for nearly 12 years, I have this crazy things going on with my life, I recently quit smoking and I'm not in nicotine at all it's been eight weeks and after a week of quitting smoke I started to have shortness of breath, I felt my chest was tight and I was coughing to clear my chest, I went to see gp and without any diagnosis he told me I have got COPD which has been nightmare, I had panic attack after I saw my gp, went to respiratory clinic respiratory doctors told me my scan are normal, ct scan X ray even blood in oxygen is normal, he told me it might be due to anxiety as my airways are clear and he told me its very unlikely that I will have copd , I have been breathing bit better when I'm busy , but when I'm by myself I would feel and take long breathe I can walk couple of hours but now and then I have to take long breathe, i dont get exhausted while walking , has anyone felt similar or had same experience like I have atm while quitting smoke ?

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  • Happiness August 20, 2020 | 8:52
    i was diagnosed borderline COPD after 40 yrs of smoking. After quitting, my new doctor did not detect it. Can you reverse copd? Breathing becomes better after quitting smoking so it may become more manageable. Some have been known to cough and spit up debris from the lungs as a part of the healing process.\ from smoking. You concern is likely causing anxiety , the mind plays tricks. Relax and enjoy the journey to freedom and better health.
  • Sadm3 August 21, 2020 | 2:50
    Your body is healing. And yeah I experience shortness of breath, coughing and spitting mucus. Back and chest pain. Post nasal drip,acid reflux.. we have similar experience... I just stop all of sudden.I'm almost 5months free.
  • Danzaa August 22, 2020 | 6:47
    Thanks guys it's been very hard emotionally to stick with plan but yup eight weeks completed but my nose gets dry and blocked most of time which leads shortness of breath I don't have any cravings for smoke but I do dream about it and been sweaty at nights
  • kristenchavez50 July 12, 2021 | 21:53
    I was introduced to VineHealth Center and their COPD Herbal Protocol. I started on the COPD Treatment last year, my symptoms gradually diminished including my shortness of breath, wheezing and fatigue. Reach the m at vinehealthcenter. com. I am Emphysema free!

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