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1 week in but wow


So this is my first time joining one of these pages but here's my story. I am 30. I had bad asthma since the age of 7. Every 6 months to a year I would have z bad asthma attack that would send me to the hospital. After a divorce at age 24 I started smoking 10 a day. Over the 5 years that I have smoked I have not been hospitalized and all attacks were small and manageable. I am on zenhale and ventilin. After 5 years of a slight cough and still needing puffers I decide to quit smoking to hopefully leave the puffers behind once and for all but my asthma after 1 week feels the way it did before I smoked. I know that they will shorten my life longterm which Is why i want to quit but i cannot shake the feeling that someone they stopped me from having serious attacks and I will go back to what I remember without them. I have had sudden jolts of pain in my heart. I feel like I've pulled muscles in my heart chest and back, and my wheeze is worst. Reading some of these post helped, but knowing I had bad attacks before and seemingly after smoking but not during is confusing.

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Vicky681 Year Smoke Free

I would work closely with pulmonologist while quitting it may help with anxiety induced attacks.


Welcome Fatherof4 - congratulations on over 1 week smoke free, well done!

We have had a couple of members on here saying the same thing about stopping triggering attacks - as Vicky suggested. keep in close contact with your doctor. Below is a link to a post a few weeks ago from beth-1997 which may be helpful


Keep us updated on how you are getting on when you can....

12 days for me today without a cigerette. It is the longest I've done without giving in but I will honestly say I would really love a smoke lol. I've still been dealing with an excess amount of mucus, so here's hoping it is still going to adventaully improve.

Vicky681 Year Smoke Free
in reply to Fatherof4

How are the asthma attacks. The mucus will continue for about or so more as lungs clear out

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