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Breathing difficulties after quitting

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31m3aR1 YEAR WINNER

Hi fellow quitters - can I just ask - does your breathing improve ? I am off cigs nearly 4 weeks n over past 2 weeks my breathing has disimproved a lot - I am out of breath going up stairs and walking at s brisk pace . Should I get steroids from doc or should I just keep moving and hope breathing improves ? 

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Well done on your quit. Your breathing should get back to normal. Un less you already had breathing problems before you stopped smoking. I have COPD so my breathing won't get any better. Maybe check with your GP if not any better next week.  X 

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31m3aR1 YEAR WINNER in reply to Nottobad

Thanks motto bad - will do

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Polly-PVLONG TERM WINNER in reply to Nottobad

How's your COPD going A? I'm finding its good & not so good days. This morning, for eg my breathings laboured but then just realised I used a damned plug-in in my daughters room overnight. I really can't be around those things but couldn't think of another quick way to mask the pong of the pile of unwashed laundry!! Much love, Poll X 

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Nottobad in reply to Polly-PV

Hi polly My COPD is really bad at the moment. I am waiting to see a Immunologist due to low immune system. I plucked up the courage and saw my GP and she has proscribed antidepressants for me. Felling really down at the moment. With all my medical conditions. I started the tablets on Tuesday and have to go back to see the doc in 2 weeks. Thank you for asking take care x

in reply to Polly-PV

Good morning Polly☕️☕️☕️

Keep up the good work👍🏻  be careful with air fresheners... They are very irritating..

Sending a prayer across the miles from 🇨🇦

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droopyJLTW MARVELOUSNESS

Hi 31m3ar, your breathing should improve its just your body trying to get back to how you should be breathing as smoking knocks it out of sync.

I did post a couple of breathing posts or there is some breathing exercises on the pinned posts 😊

If in doubt go and see your doc 😊🚭🚭🚭🚭🚭🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

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31m3aR1 YEAR WINNER

Thank you droopyj I'll check them out 

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jessrudd127 MONTH WINNER

Hi lovely, i really suffered to begin with, i had a bad cough when i gave up smoking and it lasted about 4 weeks and made me really short of breath. However now on week 8 and i can take the deepest breath i have ever been able to take :) it feels awesome! 

Dont give up, keep going and you will definitely start to feel the benefits. :) 

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31m3aR1 YEAR WINNER

thanks jess that is really great to know

Congrats on a great quit👏👏👏👏

Breathing seems to be a real issue with people who quit... I'm still short of breath climbing stairs but slowly and surely, I'm getting stronger.   I guess we really hurt ourselves smoking...  Keep doing what you're doing and if you feel worse , see the dr..

Best wishes from 🇨🇦  4:52am xx

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31m3aR1 YEAR WINNER in reply to

Hi arizonasands thank you glad you are getting stronger and thank you for your reply - I've decided to keep moving rather than give in to it so walked today for half hour n though felt like I had run for 30 mins a while later felt better also got some chest Physio so that helped too - if not much improvement by Monday will go to doc though - thank you for your advice 

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BriarwoodAdministrator

Congrats on your great quit😊 Rozi put up a post about her condition which you might find helpful. Be patient coz it will improve and also be proud coz it's not easy but you're doing it🚭👍🏼😊

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31m3aR1 YEAR WINNER

Thank you briarwood for your support it really helps to keep going 

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