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phlegm problem

I was told i have have emphysema changes over 12 months and stopped smoking 8 months ago, i had no phlegm after stopping for over 6 months, but now for the last 2 weeks every affternoon my throat goes froggy and i cough and phlegm comes up not loads and it's yellow greenish ? not sure if it's my acid reflux because that does drive my throat mad or just from stopping and it's took to time to start to clear. So thought i would ask here to see if anyone else as had this problem.

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Hi i don't think it's an infection. My throats been doing this for over 12 months but i only use to get a tiny bit of muchus but the last few weeks it's been a bit more. Now you mention water i use to drink a bottle everyday but not had one for a while now perhaps it's that

PS and i only get it once a day in the affternoon

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Hi I agree. it sounds like you have an infection so make sure you see your doctor as you might need ab's and/or steroids. You have to take care of your lungs as any infection can further damage them.

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Hi i don't think it is and i had some antibiotics last week for another problem only took 2 made me bad, i am not very good with tablets and get Allergie to most.

PS and i only get it once a day in the affternoon

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You need to take a course of ab's to feel the effect. Every ab is different and because one made you feel bad doesn't mean another one will.

But it's up to you of course.

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Yes i know but the i have had 2 lot's now for this other problem and had Allergie to them both. Plus other tablets like statins i had to stop and fix the problem myself because tablets don't agree with me.

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Ok.

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Andy56

If the mucus has green in it, it may be an infection, get and see your GP pronto. I too have the dreaded emphysema disease, my mucus is regular especially in the mornings/evenings but to a large extent is encouraged by a Carbocisteine medication which is designed to loosen it. Giving up the cigs could be a delayed reaction, I have been told at my rehab course that it could take between 2 & 5 years before you really feel the benefits, long way to go yet then.

IKeith

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Thanks i don't think it's an infection to be honest, i think it's from either stopping smoking or my acid reflux.

Just changed my tablets for acid reflux so they might work better will see.

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