I've been having the worse time breathing since my quit. Lots of wheezing and coughing fits. I think I am borderline asthmatic right now. I started drinking coffee last week (I quit coffee because of a stomach problem but have gone back on it since my breathing is terrible) and that night my lungs crackled a lot and now I can breathe 30% better. It is making a definite difference.
My wheezing is gone completely for the last week. I still cough sometimes with the odd funny sound in my chest, but all the extra oxygen has me in high spirits and I feel a lot better.
I was wondering if anyone knows of any other tricks I could try out. It's just a lot of congestion and even possible swelling. No infection yet according to the doctors. The coffee seems to really break down the gunk in my lungs. At first I couldn't cough anything up all month and my chest felt so tight and crazy, but now gunk is coming up suddenly and I feel like I can finally breathe.
Somethings I noticed is that a humidifier tends to make it worse (thought it would help but it made it more gunky lol), but an air conditioner helps. Also, we got rid of my old bed the other day and replaced it with a new fresh bed, just in case any mold or dust was bothering my sensitive lungs/windpipe right now, and that seemed to help. It seems to be all the little things.
Any ideas for better breathing would be really welcome. :)
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