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Coffee helps me breathe better during this quit :), does anyone have any other ideas?

Posted in Quit experiences 24 Jul 2016

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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  • Lia July 24, 2016 | 19:40
    Better breathing! Just stay on the quit path. I think every day may see you breathing more freely. At least I hope so.
  • SillyT, Northern Sydney July 25, 2016 | 14:24
    If you're just full of mucus and by the sounds of it you are, try a over the counter medication called bisolvon forte , it helps you bring up the muck with in turn helps you breathe better, but before you do just check with you're GP or pharmacist, I hope that this helps
  • IC July 26, 2016 | 2:11
    118 days for me lungs are still sore breathing can be hard but I am better no wheezing etc but yeah wish I could remove some gunk well that's what it feels like.

    think its just time and healing I sometimes use asthma spray but don't like using it unless I really have too.

    hang in there stay smoke free and do the best we can what else can we do?


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