Hey, I posted a little while ago. I am a 36 year old female with 20 year pack history.
Stopped smoking cold turkey 9 weeks ago as one day I woke up an couldn’t breathe. Felt like my lungs were full with fluid. Not sick.
Numerous antibiotics/steroids/inhalers/ chest x-rays (which were all clear) and a 9 week cough and here I am . Cough is productive with white phlegm and maybe finally easing slightly. I say that very cautiously! Still a bit breathless.
But I am left with a crackling/vibrating when I take a full deep breath. It’s like my lungs ping open when the pressure gets high enough. Worse when I am laying down.
Seen my GP today and he is very dismissive of this sensation and says my chest sounds clear.
Should I be worried about pulmonary fibrosis? GP thinks it’s impossible at my age and I very much hope I am just being a fatalist!