Hoarse voice

Having been a smoker for the best part of 40 years I've now been stopped now for almost 9 months. During this time I've had so many illnesses, the worst of which is that my voice keeps going hoarse. If I try to clear my throat it usually makes it worse.

I've seen my GP about this and she tells me that she thinks it's all the cr*p coming up off my lungs (I have no cough!) and that it can take up to 12 months for this to get better.

Has anyone else experienced this? Or am I being fobbed off by my GP?

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  • Hi Bea,

    I am exactly the same! I've been stopped for almost four months, and my voice comes and goes like that too. I try my pathetic little cough but it takes ages to clear it. Sometimes I don't bother, cos it sounds kinda sexy ! ;):D

    I am assured it is nothing to worry about, but I never went through any "lungs clearing " stage at the start of my quit :confused:

    Roll on 12 months :)

  • you have sexy voice! i want that, i havent coughed, lost my voice or anything!

    maybe in a couple of month :p

  • LOL Jude, It's just my way of dealing with it - it's quite annoying actually, and probably not in the least bit sexy, but hey, we can all think what we want right? ;)

    (I thought I was the only "early bird"?)

  • Having been a smoker for the best part of 40 years I've now been stopped now for almost 9 months. During this time I've had so many illnesses, the worst of which is that my voice keeps going hoarse. If I try to clear my throat it usually makes it worse.

    I've seen my GP about this and she tells me that she thinks it's all the cr*p coming up off my lungs (I have no cough!) and that it can take up to 12 months for this to get better.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Or am I being fobbed off by my GP?

    Yeah me!!! we must have the same doctor

    Like yourself I have been smoking almost 40 years - visited my doctor recently as I have a really terrible chest, I told him I had NEVER had such a bad chest even whilst smoking, he came up with a load of feeble excuses and ended up prescribing me an asthma spray.*&$%*

    BUT - the worse part was when I say it will go away won't it - and he shrugged his shoulders, yes SHRUGGED, and proceeded to do the same thing again to two more questions I asked.

    lol

    KB

  • my voice has been husky for years, but now i sound more like a fella on the phone, not very sexy husky anymore.:(

  • I am so glad that someone else has not had this.

    I have been worrying because more people seem to go through a Bad patch at the start of their quits when they have a really sore throat and cough up a lot of crud etc. This is a known and expected part of a lot of quits, but i have never went through it. I

    I do have top clear my throat every morning but i have never had the "lungs clearing" stage.

    Its good to know i am not on my own.

    Just so you dont think you are going mad, I too have never had the "cleansing experience". Have not even suffered a cold, cough or anything.

    Perhaps we are just finely tuned athletes..............:cool:

  • thanks for that guys - am just eating my brekkie! gross

    but me neither - thank god

  • thanks for that guys - am just eating my brekkie! gross

    but me neither - thank god

    Dont let us put you off your "full english breakfast".................lardy!! :D

  • k'off it was special k - but just waitin for my hot sausage roll :o

  • k'off it was special k - but just waitin for my hot sausage roll :o

    Will you ever learn.........................Stop putting it in your mouth and you will naturally lose weight...................

    That really sounds wrong...........just my diet advice to you......:eek:

  • yeah thanks am gagging now :(

  • yeah thanks am gagging now :(

    Bulimia isn't the answer either lardy.......................:rolleyes:

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