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Wheezing After Quit Smoking
How long after?: If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's mucociliary elevator starts up again (long story) and as such may stop after several weeks. However, the fear would be that emphysema has already set in, and this wheeze would be permanent, then. ...Read more
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
No: Wheezing after smoking can be seen in chronic bronchitis and asthma, which can be worsened by tobacco smoking causing inflammation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. Chronic bronchitis involves increased mucus production and bronchial inflammation, and bronchospasm which is not infrequently associated with wheezing. , mainly due to tobacco smoking. ...Read more
For 1wk wake up with slight tightness in chest, wheezing. Goes away after ~30min. Quit smoking 2yrs ago, had same symptoms b4 quitting. ?
How long will it take for a wheeze to dissapear after quitting smoking. I have asthma quit 2 months ago and still wheezing. Is this concerning?
I quit smoking cigarettes 6 days ago and for the last 4 nights I've been getting a terrible cough/wheeze in the evenings only.
Congratulations!: Now that your bodyis not chronically irritated by the smoke and chemicals, the cilia in your lungs are becoming mobile again. Your body is starting to move old mucous and damaged cells out of your lungs. This should resolve soon. If not, seek medical care. Good luck!! ...Read more
I don't take any meds for my asthma. I quit smoking 7 days ago but keep wheezing and then start coughing. After how long will this disappear?
Time to use inhaler: Your asthma is worsened by your smoking, and the chronic coughing, wheezing is your lungs cilia trying to move the particles of mucus, and other debris out of your lungs from what you inhaled by smoking! So, you need to assist the lungs further, before you end up with bronchitis or something else. Call your PCP to assist. You are creating an inflammatory condition otherwise. ...Read more
Yes: Stick with it, it will clear up. Good for you for quitting! ...Read more
I quit smoking, but now when I run, I get a smoker's wheeze. How can I get rid of this and the lower breath capacity?
Quit smoking 4 days ago and am now coughing, is this normal? Wheezing at night and chest tightness in the morning stopped the first day i quit.
Yes: It is quite common for cough and wheezing to increase after smoking cessation. The hair cells that line the resp. Tract wake up and start working, moving all the junk that you have accumulated in your airways. This can go on for several weeks, but tends to improve within a month. Stick with it! take adequate fluids to allow your lungs to liquify the mucus and get it out. Try support groups. ...Read more
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
I quit smoking 1.5 yrs ago after smoking in and off for 13 yrs. I have no chest pain, no cough, and am physically active. why am I wheezing ?
Airways disease: Smoking is a major cause of lung disorders but may combine with other exposures like pollution to affect your lungs. Sometimes a heart condition may lead to wheezing or you may actually have asthma previously unsuspected. Talk with your doctor about getting a check-up with a lung specialist. You may also need a cardiac check-up. Rarely, wheezing may also come from your throat (stridor). ...Read more
Quit smoking dec. 2012. Had a few cigs in between. Total pack years is 23. What are my risks of lung cancer in my 40's? 50's?60's? Currently have wheezing, 3yrs ago pulm. Told me have early emphysema.
Counseling: Change of relationship with smoking. Most methods will only work for contemplators ready to quit. Aid to quit include use nicotine replacement like patches or gum or E-cigs and use of medications like Chantix or Welbutrin. Most people will need repeated attempts before quitting ...Read more
Plan: Planning the right actions to help you quit smoking is more important than will power. Start cutting back, set a quit date, get rid of all triggers, don't hang around smokers, do not drink alcohol, exercise, start new hobbies, support groups, are some effective methods. Nicotine replacement therapy can be tried if non-medicinal modalities fail. ...Read more
Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more
Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read more
Set a quit date and: Deal with it in many ways. Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers) are effective and safe, zyban (bupropion) is also effective but has side effects and needs a doctors prescription and monitoring. Chantix (varenicline) has had the best success (almost 40% quit rates) but can increase depression and some heart problems. Behavioral programs, cold turkey works for some. ...Read more
Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. See doc or hospital for support group referrals. ...Read more
Quitting smoking: Congrats 4 wanting to quit, that's the1st step. List pros & cons of quitting & pros & cons of smoking. Nicotine anonymous & smoking cessation programs offer support & education. Patch, gum & e-cigs keep you addicted to nicotine (i don't recommend). Cravings for nic last 3-5 mins, and if you can breathe, take a walk, chew carrots or otherwise distract yrself it will pass & gets easier over time. ...Read more
Support & Encourage: Tell your friend that you think she can make it this time even if she has tried to quit before and failed. In fact, most smokers have to "practice" quitting a few times before they quit for good. For the first few days after the smoker quits, be ready to help. He may want to talk all the time or he may just want extra help when a tough situation comes up. No nagging, scolding or preaching ...Read more
All sorts of ways: More energy, better sleep, better stamina, easier breathing, better skin and teeth, not to mention your heart and lung being very very grateful. One of the best things one can do to improve their health and life expectancy - add some exercise and you may feel years younger. May people need multiple attempts - so if one does not succeed at first, try, try, try again. ...Read more