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Well WENT Seen Lung Doc

Never really had much to say on anything apart from stoping smoking.

Then we got onto last time i tried stoping smoking and lung debris obstructions that was extermily painfull and felt like one half my lung had collapsed.

Shown him picture of thing coughed up that nearly killed me AND he said its lung cast and colection of cells.

Of what i don't know but like i said to him it caused flu like symtoms and lots of mucus sputom.

His recomendation was using my nebuliser twice aday and increse my ventolin.

I have looked on net and stuff am coughing up dose not look like mucus plug OR Bronchial cast.

Or even that plastic bronchitis in adults

As can imagen am not thrilled about incresing my meds nor am i about stuff geting stuck in my airways.

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That's not good as you say ,try hard again to stop smoking ,know how hard it is

You take care


in reply to newlands

Hi Cheers when I was first DX went 3 month then felt better and one thing lead to other and started again

It's not the trying really it's blocked airways do my beans in

Oh JAS do you think you could try again to give up smoking? If not then maybe the increase in medication might help. Wishing you well. Xxxxx

in reply to sassy59

Hi sassy using nebuliser is pain really and having to use them more is Pitts ... But doc said same as you about use more to clear stuff.

Going to have to give it was again

Hi JAS I know it is hard to stop smoking l tried many times and finally did it 33 months ago. Try joining the HU Quit site they helped me. Take care. Xx

in reply to Nottobad

Hi glad you did it wish I had never started really guess my mum was right about women being bad influence lol

Guess all mothers say that to son bout gf :)

Cheers thanks for surport good wishes

Have another go at stopping JAS, it doesn't matter how many times you've failed in the past, what matters is that you never give up trying. When it comes to medical matters and mysteries you're like a dog with a bone - you never give in, and you never give up. So why give up on quitting?

in reply to Magpuss

Hi cheers that is great perspective I did tend to focus on how many times not.

Defo going to give it go and focus on how good I felt .. and do like you and docs said bout using meds to push threw :)

Cheers thanks for new perspective

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👏👏👏👏 oh good for you JAS, very pleased to hear it. We're all here for you so good luck on your new mission! Not that you'll need it - you have tenacity on your side but Good Luck anyway👏👏👍🏻🍀

Hi Jeff, sorry you are finding things hard on giving up smoking. Know how it feels, took me several tries I used the NHS quit programme in the end with patches. Been a none smoker for many years now. My grandson uses them ecig things seem to work for him. Give the extra drugs a try as they open the airways and try avoiding some of the things that cause more mucus. Some people use chewing gum, have to admit when I first gave up I could hardly breathe or walk, not so bad now even though I have COPD. So it will reduce given time you just need an helping hand like your GP.Good luck, dont give up on giving up :) :)

I stopped smoking at Christmas. Perhaps the hardest thing I have ever done. To really understand how difficult it is you must have to be a smoker. I vape and have gradually cut down the level of nicotine. But to be honest in times of stress I would really like to have one. It is difficult and I wish you all the best in giving up. I tried everything, gum, spray patches etc. Vaping worked. I proved to myself it was just habit. After vaping for a few days on 16 mg of nicotine I had a cigarette expecting to go dizzy which I did not. So the nicotine was in my system and in reality the cigarette was just a habit not a craving for nicotine..

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