My name is Ayush. I quit smoking 4 weeks ago after a bad bout with bronchitis. At age 34, I had found myself a chain smoker, quite overweight, with sudden multiple health issues from bronchitis, vit b 12 deficiency, vit d deficiency, shortness of breath to sleep apnea, a condition whe a person stops breathing multiple times in their sleep (later found out that that prescribed inhalers were causing it).
I was prescribed vit b 12 shots which improved my overall well being, and some vit d meds.
I quit smoking on my own. I kind of developed a method of my own where I gradually cut down cigarettes and started doing 3-5 healthy things vs every cigarette I smoked for my body. Eventually, I decided a date to quit on Jul 2nd 2017, and haven't smoked since.
I went through terrible withdrawals, very bad detox process ranging from night sweats to hot flashes. I am still coughing out brownish gunk. Simultaneously, I improved my diet, was able to lose 12 lbs in a period of 6 weeks, and from having punctured lung feeling / completely out of breath - I am now able to run for 3 mi over the weekends, and prepping for a marathon run in Nov.
90% of my problems are gone except for mild mucus which I have every morning and through the day. Doctor seems to think I may have developed copd - but I haven't lost hope and determined to fight this off. After all, they had prescribed me inhalers too which I was able to get out of completely and have no shortness of breath or any other symptoms.
Fingers x - wish me luck and good luck to all of you with your journey in giving up the c stick.