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A 25-year-old female asked:

I recently quit smoking. i am an otherwise healthy and active 25 yo female. about a month after i quit i started waking up with mid sleep asthma. it's like waking in an asthma atack, severe wheezing and have to sit upright for about an hour sometimes 3 be

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Hang in.: Do you have a history of asthma? It is usual to produce a lot more mucous when you quit smoking, an effect that can last up to two months. This can trigger asthma symptoms in someone who has a history of asthma.

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Last updated Aug 2, 2016

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