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Issues after quitting smoking

Hi Guys,

I quit smoking around 4 months ago but have had Shortness of breath and a tight chest. Had all tests come back clear and the Doctor does not think that I have anxiety either. He also does not seem to know much about what happens to the body after we quit smoking? When did anyone have any relief from their symptoms after they quit?

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louloubelll profile image
louloubelllLONG TERM WINNER

Dear Barney, i do believe this is due to a lack of knowledge on how to breath after you have quit smoking. Not kidding! Lol , meditation teaches you how to breathe . its worth checking out. It would also account to your chest tightness as well i think. 😁

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Corrina125LONG TERM WINNER

Hello Barney

Welcome to Quit Support and congratulations on being 4 months smoke free. SOB is a symptom withdrawal and quite rightly louloubelll as said it's about learning to breath properly.

Can I suggest that you check out the pinned posts which you will find either to the right or at the bottom of your screen depending on the type of device you are using. There you will find lots of useful information and tips to help you in terms of breathing.

Also it wouldn't hurt to get checked out by your Doctor, to put your mind at rest too.

If you could let us have your quit date, we can add you to our database and assign you with a winners badge, so everyone will know how well you are doing.

Bye for now.

Stickers profile image
Stickers5 MONTH WINNER in reply to Corrina125

Hey Corrinna, would you be able to pin the post again please? I'm going for my 1st quit smoking appointment this week - really want to succeed for good this time! How do I get added to the database also I think they could help push me forward too. What a great idea! Thank you in advance 🤨

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Corrina125LONG TERM WINNER in reply to Stickers

Hello Stickers, welcome to Quit Support and well done on your decision to Quit smoking. If you let us have your actual quit date we can add you to our database and assign you with a progress badge. Not sure if this is what you wanted.

youtu.be/TR-aYFW0uMk

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Stickers5 MONTH WINNER in reply to Corrina125

Hey Corrinna, I started Champix 3/11. I've been cutting down. On day 11 not feeling too great, but I've cut down to 4 from 8. I am struggling 😒

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Corrina125LONG TERM WINNER in reply to Stickers

Hello Stickers, good to hear from you and sorry that youre struggling quitting is not an easy thing to do and you have to be determined. Maybe you need to change your routine up a bit. Have a read of the pinned posts lots of useful information and tips to help you.

Write a fresh post which is easier to spot by other members who will willing give you support and advice. You don’t have to struggle alone hun x

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Stickers5 MONTH WINNER in reply to Corrina125

I think I have a stomach bug which isn't helping much I don't think. I Will write a fresh post & see if anyone is s little further on than me 😉 thanks for your support x

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TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Hi Barney, well done for your decision to quit and of course for your 4 smoke free months.👏

Welcome to Quit Support.💙

I see you've had lots of information from louloubelll and Corrina so I'll just wish you good luck with your quit .🍀🚭xx

Corrina125 profile image
Corrina125LONG TERM WINNER

Is the Champix making you feel nauseous. If so are you eating before you take the tablets. It’s important that you do so. Oh by the way I quit using Champix

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Shydiver7 MONTH WINNER

I quit cold turkey 3 weeks ago and my breathing is worse now than it was with 22 years of smoking to the point I've had to call an ambulance because i can't take a deep breath im terrified but my heart lungs blood pressure are all checking out fine in fact my lungs are in pretty good shape for being a smoker but this breathless is unexplained if my lungs ate good and oxygen levels brilliant at 99 why am i so struggling to get air.

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Dcam6 in reply to Shydiver

Hi there! I am having the same issues....43 days along. My breathing is worse than ever....have you gotten any better?

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Jen3675 in reply to Dcam6

Did it sort itself out?

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