Where's me cough gorn?

I had a "smoker's cough" for years. I could always be relied on to let rip with an eye-watering bout of coughing at least once a day, interspersed with little hawks and splutters all day long. I had various medicines and treatments but it stayed put.

I gave up the fags just 2 months ago and, guess what, I don't cough any more. I hadn't thought about it until my granddaughter mentioned it but it's true.

One more reason to stay off those ciggies, folks. ;)

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  • LOL that's great.

    When I cough now it sounds pathetic, it's fantastic :D

  • I was wondering about this as I haven't had the dreaded cough everyone talks about (the one that cleans your lungs of gunk after the quit?) I had maybe a couple of days but this was because of a cold.

    Anyone else the same?

    x

  • I had a terrible crackling cough that started if I laughed, if I tried to run, when I went to bed.......anytime really - it reminded me of my aunt, just before she was diagnosed with lung cancer :(

    Within a week, I wasn't coughing at night any more, and my husband says I have a pathetic excuse for a cough now :o

    I didn't get the "lungs clearing themselves" thing either, at least not yet, I feel as if they are just really glad I'm not polluting them 20 times a day anymore :rolleyes:

  • I didn't get the "lungs clearing themselves" thing either

    Yes, I missed out on that too.

    Is it wrong to be disappointed? :(

    When I'm feeling optimistic I think "great they must not have been too bad after all"

    When I'm feeling grim I think "Oh God I left it too late - my lungs are so damaged they can't even get rid of the crap I put in them"

    Sometimes my brain just needs to take a little break.....:(

  • I was wondering about this as I haven't had the dreaded cough everyone talks about (the one that cleans your lungs of gunk after the quit?) I had maybe a couple of days but this was because of a cold.

    Anyone else the same?

    x

    I didnt have the gunk clearing one, but i got rid of the nasty one I did have whilst I was smoking

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