Hi, I haven't had a cigarette for 9 months now. I quit smoking after 30 odd years with Champix. I'm 60. Almost immediately, I experienced really bad SOB. After seeing the doctor and having various tests was told this could be COPD. They put me on some puffers and then a morning only spray but the condition just worsened and the meds did nothing to improve the situation. Now the doctor has taken me off the meds and I am going for a CT scan next month as they don't think is it's COPD.
Recently though, someone was telling me that because I never had any coughing or bringing up any mucus that there must still be a lot of tar in my lungs that needs to come up. And this could be causing the SOB. Also, that when smoking we breathe deeply when we inhale and that since this deep breathing stops when we stop smoking I should be doing deep breathing exercises. Does this ring any bells with anyone? The SOB is so bad now that I get out of breathe walking downstairs, taking a shower or just getting dressed.
Any info would be appreciated as this is really stressing me out