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Back Pain After Quitting Smoking
Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more
Dull but acute upper left back pain after smoking. No cough, sputum, shortness, heaviness. Not disc or muscle. X-ray neg. Quit cigs today. Advice?
Ibuprofen: That occasionally happens with smoking or right after quitting. You may have had some inflammation, an infection, or fluid behind your lung. It should go away on its own, especially if the chest x-ray was negative. But follow up with your doctor anyways of it persists more than a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities...: Your cough may be a sign of bronchospasm. It is possible you have COPD as a result of your smoking. Smoking cessation is necessary to decrease airway inflammation so congrats on quitting. You need to see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and treated. There is no cure for COPD but treatments are available to control symptoms, including the cough so see your doctor asap! ...Read more
smoking: If you haven't smoked long enough to get permanent damage to the lungs, the shortness of breath can go away. ...Read more
See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In General Yes: Exercise is recommended even for patients who have advanced lung disease. SOB should be investigated by a doctor first to find out what's causing it and whether something needs to be done. Common causes include asthma, anemia (low blood count), emphysema and reconditioning. ...Read more
Started a non smoking cessation and decided to go on vapour ecigarrettes. Will my shortness of breath from smoking stop and chest tightness?
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. Not smoking can make things better but you need to see doctor. Better off w/out e-cigs. Peace & health. ...Read more
Only right after smoking I get horrible upper back pain than it goes away after awhile until the next cigg. I'm quitting. But why is this happening. S?
Not sure of this: unusual symptom, but when you are dragging on a cigarette I would imagine you would have to use your lung/ mediastinal muscles. A blood clot in the lungs could cause pain when you take deep breaths. GO see your doctor. Or muscle injury (intercostal muscle between the ribs). But congratulations on quitting smoking since you have taken the biggest step to have a healthier life ahead of you. ...Read more
I gave up smoking 4 months ago after 33 years.
I am getting a lot of lower back pain & sharp pain on LH in back of rib cage. Is this detox & kidney?
For 1wk wake up with slight tightness in chest, wheezing. Goes away after ~30min. Quit smoking 2yrs ago, had same symptoms b4 quitting. ?
Me 43, quit smoking 3.5 months ago, x-rays / spirometer results normal. Recently increased cough, dull pain on upper back. Is it normal?
3 days ago after sex I've suffered with Lower right abdominal pain back pain and pain while walking&sitting down?
Air?: It could be that air was pushed inside the abdomen through the uterus, through the fallopian tubes. It shouldn't be an infection, you wouldn't get one that fast. It could be a problem with the ovary or appendix but less likely, they would be very severe. ...Read more
Yes: the lungs begin to clear themselves almost as soon as you quit, but the process can take many months, and even years. Risks of lung and heart disease return back to baseline after about 10 years following quitting. How well the lungs heal depends on how much damage was done. If someone has severe emphysema, it will not get worse, but might not get much better. Otherwise, healing is pretty good. ...Read more
Coincidence?: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is not needed for a normal life, in almost all cases (there are rare exceptions). Ear symptoms may be a coincidence or may be related to the smoking. If the ear pain never returns after one quits smoking, there probably is no problem. Otherwise, one's primary doctor can evaluate. ...Read more
Yes!!!: Congratulations on quitting! back in june, a study was published demonstrating that the longer one stops smoking, the better. This study also show benefit can be gained even in those who are older than 80yo. In other words, there's no age at which it's too late to quit smoking. Check out my interpretation of study at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2012/06/our-older-smokers-should-they-quit.Html. ...Read more
Have had severe upper back pain for months. Worsens while lying on back or after consuming alcohol. Thoughts?
Back pain and EtOH: Not any real association that i can think of. Only rare association is with certain lymphomas. That would be a stretch, and i don't think you need to worry. Otherwise, your "back" pain may actually be related to inflammation internally—abdominal contents/organs that may be the true source of symptoms. I think this is more likely. ...Read more
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