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Wheezing after quitting smoking?

Wheezing after quitting 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.

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Would it be considered normal to wheeze after quitting smoking?

Would it be considered normal to wheeze after quitting smoking?

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.

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For 1wk wake up with slight tightness in chest, wheezing. Goes away after ~30min. Quit smoking 2yrs ago, had same symptoms b4 quitting.?

For 1wk wake up with slight tightness in chest, wheezing. Goes away after ~30min. Quit smoking 2yrs ago, had same symptoms b4 quitting.?

Mgt: It would be helpful to review your symptoms in more detail. A virtual appointment may be scheduled at healthtap. Com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ Your asthma action plan should be used to guide therapy.

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Do I have copd?! emphysema? Almost 25. Wheezing. I'm quitting smoking after 8 years. Sob. History of anxiety. Cough that tastes bad. Doc says reflux

Do I have copd?! emphysema? Almost 25. Wheezing. I'm quitting smoking after 8 years. Sob. History of anxiety. Cough that tastes bad. Doc says reflux

Unlikely: Not after 8 years, even 2 packs/day.Nicotine withdrawal slows gut=>constipation=>reflux which causes wheezing. Also, healing lungs eject retained smoky mucous from deep down that tastes bad ; increases wheeze. Anxiety worsens, too. If it helps, it all happened to me when I quit 2 packs/day for 9yrs. It's temporary. Drink lots of fluids, rest. Treat wheezing/reflux if needed. You're so worth it.

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Which medication to support quitting smoking?

Which medication to support quitting smoking?

Chantix or Wellbutri: Both Chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion) can be helpful in the cessation of smoking tobacco.

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What are the stages involved in quitting smoking?

Thinking/trying/stop: People tend to either be thinking about quitting, ready to try to quit, or just stopped and working hard at staying that way. There are great resources for every smoker at http://www. Smokefree. Gov/ the important thing is to give it a try, and get some 'tobacco-free' days behind you. Then you're at the next stage! Good luck!

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What is the best way to go about Quitting smoking?

What is the best way to go about Quitting smoking?

Various ways.: Patches, gum, prescription medication such as Chantix, the “cold turkey” method, or a combination of these. It’s an individual choice. Whichever you decide, please try as many methods in as many combinations as you need to, provided they are safe to do so, and keep trying. Good luck!

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Which are the hardest days whilst quitting smoking?

Which are the hardest days whilst quitting smoking?

Usually early on: Everyone's different, but if you are totally tobacco free, the firstfewdays to weeks. If you're physically dependent (most are) then nicotine withdrawal can cause cravings and other symptoms. No magic but quit smoking meds can help, nicotine gum, etcll. The key is: distraction. Do something else like take a walk and the craving will pass. Some have cravings for 4 weeks. Free help at 800-QUIT-NOW

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Are there any quitting smoking tips you could share?

Are there any quitting smoking tips you could share?

Change behavior: The hardest part of quitting is the fact that you have strong behavioral rituals around the habit. Things like always smoking when driving or after a meal are examples. You must give your self something else to do at these times. Sugar-free gum can help.

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Could you help me please, what is the best way of quitting smoking?

Could you help me please, what is the best way of quitting smoking?

Work with your Docto: There are many ways to quit smoking from goig cold turkey to therapy to nicotine replacement and other drugs like zyban (bupropion) and chantix most people who have smoked over long time and are serious about quiting the best way in my opinion is to work with your health care provider, who knows your history and can motivate you and recommend the best regimen which will work for you. It could be referal or rx.

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Quitting smoking - need some motivation?

Quitting smoking - need some motivation?

Incentive & triggers: Behavior modification takes 28 days. Do the same thing every day for 28 days and by default you will have retrained your subconscious mind to do something different (not smoke). The key is to understand your triggers and to plan ahead. Four keys to success: behavior modification (28 days), nicotine withdrawal (14 days), diet and exercise for neutral weight control. Have to have a day one. ..More.

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What are the side-effects of Quitting smoking?

What are the side-effects of Quitting smoking?

Longer healthy life: Aside from the pride in accomplishing a difficult task, you are much more likely to have a longer and more healthy life.

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What makes quitting smoking cause insomnia?

What makes quitting smoking cause insomnia?

Stress: Changing habits - especially one that has a chemical content can be emotionally stressful. Nicotine is a real thing and lacking it is a challenge to your body. Ask a doctor for help getting through this time. You're doing a good thing. People will be happy to help. Good luck!

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Will quitting smoking worsen my panic attacks?

Will quitting smoking worsen my panic attacks?

Quitting smoking may: Actually help you to stop having panic attacks. PA are essentially a fear of being out of control--having another PA. Smoking is something you can get control over. Peace and good health. This will also help your breathing, which folks w/PA get concerned about.

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