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Feels like something stuck in my throat

thekuzz
thekuzz

I quit about 6 weeks ago, I have had shortness of breathe for years, I smoked for 30 years. Since quitting it feels like something is stuck in my throat. I try to cough and clear my throat but nothing comes up. I went to the doctor and he prescribed nasal spray saying it was post nasal drip. The spray didnt help. When I lay down with a pillow behind my head it seems worse. Last night I put the pillow under my shoulders and allowed my neck to stretch out and felt some relief. Should I be worried? Will this get better? Anyone else feel this? Thanks

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Mphunte
Mphunte2 Years Smoke Free

Yes I thought I was going to choke to death, Fluticasone helps open nasal passages, and mucinex helps thin the mucus. Fluticasone is a steroid must take in the morning only needs time to flush with drinking fluids if not it will harden at back of throat.

thekuzz
thekuzz in reply to Mphunte

Really, I tried the nasal spray the doctor gave me for 3 days and didnt seem to help, how long did this last for you. I'm ready to start smoking again to get rid of it

Mphunte
Mphunte2 Years Smoke Free in reply to thekuzz

Only use nasal spray in the morning combined with mucinex it made swallowing easier. 2 weeks until I could stop the spray , used mucinex when needed

This is a common complaint that I’ve seen in smoking forums and experienced myself, it should go away fairly quickly. I didn’t use anything for mine.

Thanks, it's been a couple months now and I'm hoping it clears up soon

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