Hi I'm new on here and wondering if anyone gets these very strange symptoms I'm currently getting. I gave up smoking a week ago mainly because I was so scared of ever-increasing hoarseness. I'd cut down to two a day, then one a day but I was now and again unable to carry on speaking as my voice would suddenly "go" in the middle of a sentence. This worried me so much I just went cold turkey, from maximum 10 a day to nothing. But the hoarseness got worse and I have a permanent feeling of a "phlegm lump" in my throat which I keep trying to clear but there's no phlegm there. I panicked yesterday as I felt this lump was restricting my breathing and went to A+E. Even there my voice went completely. I was convinced I'd got laryngeal cancer and was in such a state the doctor told me he would arrange for me to have a camera put down within the next week - but he did say he couldn't detect anything wrong. The only thing he thought it might be due to was "silent reflux" - I do get a lot of heartburn in my throat. Anyway just wondering if anyone else has got this in giving up smoking? Sorry about long text!! Thank you, Sarah.