Hi everyone. I just joined here and wish I'd found this forum sooner. I quit smoking as part of Stoptober so I've been smokefree for 9 weeks now! Yay me! I quit cold turkey after about 23 years of daily smoking - around 20 a day in the past years - and haven't relapsed at all. But there's times when I've found it really hard and if I'd known there was a forum full of people trying to give up too, I think it would have made those hard times easier to bear.
And now the plea for help. I have had no cough or phlegm at all, and I'm beginning to worry. Surely after 20+ years of smoking there's something down there to bring up. My GP has been quite dismissive of my concerns - and also the fact that I've quit, offering no support, help or even a well done - but I feel as if there's a problem. My breathing is wheezy after the slightest exertion and I get out of breath faster than ever. It also takes me longer to catch my breath.
Has anyone else noticed similar symptoms? Are any other 2-monthers not producing phlegm? I know I should probably go to the doctor and force her to listen, but it's just so demoralising when she's dismissive. Any help any of you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.