Why can't I cough that horrible stuff up?

Hi everyone! I just recently came across this site so I am a Newbie at this. I quit smoking 110 days ago!!! After almost 25 years of smoking. Yeah me!!!๐Ÿ˜Š I was wondering if anyone has experienced not coughing up any gunk and gross crap? My chest feels very heavy and tight but then again I recent caught a flu bug๐Ÿ˜ท.

About 15 years ago I quit and coughed up so much stuff...it was scary but actually a relief-good feeling kind of thing. can anyone relate/help? Thanks ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Oh P.S. How do I change my profile pic ๐Ÿ˜œ

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  • Hiya Buttout and welcome to quit support ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    Congratulations on 110 days quit, terrific achievement ๐Ÿ‘

    Not everyone actually develops a cough when they quit but if you feel as though you need to, there are some breathing exercises to help bring it up. At the top of the page click your name and news feed comes up, then go down to breathing exercises to get up gunk. Hope this helps. You can change your profile pic by going into profile and click change but if you're on a mobile device it nots possible to do unfortunately๐Ÿ˜ข

    You may just be feeling the after affects of your flu so hope you feel better soon ๐Ÿ˜ƒ x

  • Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Hi butt_out..... Wow that's a great quit you have got going on there๐Ÿ˜€

    I have been quit 11 months but have never had a cough or been able to get anything off my chest...... except for the normal moans and groans :) ;)

    If you let monky know your quit date he will go get you a lovely shiny badge to go against your name :)

  • Ok have just seen monky s post.....Blimey he's very quick off the mark today :)

  • :P :P :D :D :D

  • ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • You may have a chest infection following flu - tight chest etc - please see your doc or nurse and see if you need some antibiotics to clear it....... :)

  • ps I am 6 months stopped now monky :)


  • Eyes, I'm very sorryyyyyyyyy, but I've just searched my 1 brain cell ( which only took a couple of seconds ) and I dont seem to have your quit date :o

    Sooooooo, if you could please let me have it, then I will add you to the Wall of Winners and my Winners badge database :)

    Thank youuuuuuuuuu :)

  • I quit the last day in Aug - 31st 2014 :)

  • pictures88.com/p/congratula...

    Massive congratulations eyes on your 6 month quit, terrific achievement, so well done to you ๐Ÿ˜ƒ x

  • thank you Briarwood :)

  • Aup Buttout, a big warm welcome to our lovely quit support forum :) and a big well done to you for reaching 110 days quit :)

    As Briarwood and Droopy have said, not everybody develops a cough when they quit :o but I have bought a breathing exercise up to the top of this page which may help :)

    If you look to the right of your post, you will see ''TOPICS'' in blue, just have a mosey through some of them :)

    Take care now and keep focused, cos your doing just great :)

    Pete :)

  • Hi there,

    Same thing. Smoked 25 yrs.

    Quit 8 mth ago. No cough no chest congestion, nada.......just tired all the time.....


  • Thanks Dee Dee and congrats on 8months!

    This is such a new way of life.

    I can't sleep either!!!

    So lazy all day that when it is time to go to bed I end up laying in bed hours awake, grr!

    The benefits outdo the crappy side effects but it sure is stills hard, easier now but I just wish I could forget that I ever smoked!

  • Hi Butt-out 74

    Wish I could 4get that I ever smoked too. It completely controlled my life.

    I looked forward to it every freakin minute of the day. I just couldn't inhale any more. My body finally shut down. Sad thing is," I would probably still b smoking if I was feeling great..... Worry too about contracting one of those cancer related diseases.

  • I know! I had such a love/relationship with them lol. I miss them the most when I am socializing but I smell better than my friends now hee hee ๐Ÿ˜‹

  • U definitely have 2 hav a sense of humor w all this very telling stuff goin on after u quit. Still not sure where this strange chemical smell is from. Kinda cums and goes.

    May be my body still detoxing fr all those

    toxins in blood stream.Not ready to

    March n 2 docs again 4 this one yet

  • Dry cough here and at 130 days. I think we are good. Has a doctor listened to your chest and breathing? That's who should tell you what's up.

    Good going!

  • I had to cancel my doc appointment last week bc I had the flu so bad, maybe this week I will be lucky to find am opening. Early on when I had the panic attacks I told the doc and he wasn't too concerned at that time??

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