I'm not quite sure how to put this, but has anybody else had problems with like, swallowing? ie. Over the past 10 days I've found increasingly that when I drink something, it goes down the wrong way, or, when I swallow (like you do every few minutes anyway) that that too is going 'wrong'. I end up coughing and choking, going red with watering eyes and then try to explain to people that it's because I've given up smoking!!!
Then, too, at night when I go to bed and at times during the day, I've found that I want to take ever increasing deeper and deeper breaths of air, until it feels as if my lungs want to burst. (And, no, there is no 'other' reason why I should be wanting to take deeper and deeper breaths). I have a theory though. Maybe, now that my lungs are not so congested with all that rubbish, that they're like saying, 'hey this is good - we can now get loads of this fresh air stuff' (not that lungs themselves can talk, but you know what I mean.....) and I just keep on taking in more and more of it now that I can.
Previously, my wife used to complain about my snoring, and I don't want her now going and telling everybody that I've developed heavy breathing in bed, as well!!!
Maybe there's a Dr. on the board who can cast some light on these afflictions?
Ps. fyi, I'm on the inhalators and nasal spray - just in case you've missed that overfed morsel of information.
I'm managing to get to grips with both problems by :-
a) Being really careful when I drink or think of things like vinegar.
b) Going for brisk walks so that I can let my lungs deflate and also so that I can roll my eyes at the prisoners walking the streets of shame (ie. People no longer allowed to smoke indoors).
But, I still get caught out and I'd like to know if I'm not going to be like this forever.
Any help gladly received.