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3 months smoke free

I quit smoking 3 months ago after smoking for 40 years. I’m having shortness of breath with minimal exertion. I even went to the ER the other day fearing it was a heart attack. I had a stress test and my heart is fine. I have pulmonary function tests this week. I’m so sad. I thought once I quit smoking I’d feel great. Now I can barely walk a block. I’m glad I found this forum to know I’m not alone. Sometimes I think I should just go back to smoking. I quit because I had developed a deep nagging cough and wheezing but I was never short of breath like this. It will get better right?? Just looking for reassurance to stay away from the cigarette store....

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Hi Crazycatlady1957

I'm also experiencing shortness of breath at time with little exertion. I do believe my wheezing is getting better though. Hope you feel better.

🚭🔠 Jeff

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My wheezing stopped quickly after my stop day. I’m so short of breath now. You?

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It's random, not every day.

I think it could be something to do with anxiety, a little. I've passes over 4,000 not smoked so I've gotta be better off than I would of been.. the shortness of breath/wheezing we're 2 main reasons I quit.. hang tuff/ not 1 puff🚭🔡 Jeff

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Thanks so much! Nope! Not 1 puff!! Congratulations to you too!

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Hello, Crazycatlady1957!

I also smoked for 40 years and quit smoking 2 and a half months ago. I fully understand what you mean. I'm not having shortness of breath regularly, that is everyday, BUT when I had a cold last week I was having problems breathing that I had never had when I smoked! I can't offer an explanation, just send you my congratulations for quitting and saying hang on! I am sure it will pass!

We are NOT going back!

Best, ana luisa

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We’ve got this! No going back!

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Welcome Crazycatlady1957, congratulations on over 3 months smoke free - well done 👏

With regards the shortness of breath, it could be your lungs clearing out and repairing BUT please go to your doctor for piece of mind. Let us know how you get on...

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Thank you! Yes, I saw my doctor. I had a stress test that was normal. I’m having lung function tests Thursday to be safe.

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Hope the other tests go well on Thursday, keep up posted :)

Can you let me know your stop date for accurate milestone badges when you get a chance?

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May 6th was my stop day. Thanks!

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How did you get on today Crazycatlady1957 ?

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Fine! Tomorrow is my lung tests day. Fingers crossed. Thanks for asking!

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Sorry was a day ahead of myself, so how did today go?

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I don’t get the report until next Tuesday. Ugh.

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I was hoping to get my gallbladder out next week but the timing won’t allow it. With my work, next week would have been perfect. Oh well. Still smoke free and have lost 8 pounds!!

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Wishing you all the best with your results tomorrow Crazycatlady1957 - off on holidays till Sunday so won't be on here, post to let others here know how you get on if you wish....

PS My husband got his gallbladder removed 2 years ago, will be great to be an ex smoker for the procedure and recovery so that will be a great motivator for you when you do get rescheduled to get it done :)

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Hi Crazycatlady1957,

I hope your tests were ok x.

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