Congratulations for getting this far! Well just curious if any other former smokers went through this and how long it lasted. It's soooo nice to be able to breathe better but it was a rough road! As the cilia recover and the mucus is cleared from your lungs, you might cough more than usual — perhaps for several weeks. Mix several slices of lemon with a tablespoon of honey and steep them in warm water. And when I flex my neck muscles like when you try to force a belch , it hurts right below my adams apple. After i quit smoking, the amount of dark mucus declined substantially and almost dissapeared for the past 3 months or so. I just wanted to post in support of those smokers trying to quit and have quit, believe me I swore I would never start again and I didn't think I would but I did when my mother got sick the last time then died. Risk of cancer of the mouth, throat and esophagus is half that of a smoker's.
I quit smoking completely last weekend and since then i haven't touched a ciggarette. Since I am not someone who smoked copious amounts of weed a week, and I do work out 4 times a week lift weights are my lungs screwed? This coughing may last as long as a couple of months, until the cilia are fully recovered. This inflammation can cause some blood to leak from the blood vessels that are close to the surface of the inside of your nose, sinuses, and the airways of your lungs. When you quit smoking your lungs, nose, and sinuses begin to recover from the inflammation that has occurred over the 10 years that you smoked. At this time is the most important thing that you can do for yourself! Why some people seem to cough more soon after quitting smoking isn't clear.
It was a daily occurance, quite often, almost every time i smoked and would cough. I do smoke about 1 pack every 2 weeks, so not that often, but i do. I dont have a cough, just the urge to hork all the time that I assume is from smoking for quite a while that has created a post nasal drip of a sort. But anyway, I quit two weeks ago and have developed a sore throat, shortness of breath, swollen tonsils, overall fatigue, and I believe its my body adjusting to life without weed as I have never gone without it for more than 3-4 days at a time. There is just too much for them to fight.
There is slight body pain from on yesterday. One explanation is that as the lungs heal, the microscopic hairs lining them — called cilia — begin working again. Now that I quit I have spells, 2 minutes I eat I have a brief moment of shortness of breath, when I wake up I have a terrible headache this is when I usually light up my first cig , when I go to the bathroom I start wanting a cig so bad I usually light up while on the toilet. I did join a gym and I do cardio but I'm sure had I not smoked I would have better stamina. . I am not coughing and i do not have any shortness of breath.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. I had a bubbler, but I mostly smoke out of pipes and. Cilia regrows in your lungs, increasing your ability to handle mucus to clean the lungs, and reduce infection. My dentist says try a conforter ie: a dummy? Joel Spitzer says Cilia regeneration and growth begins about 3 days after smoking cessation. Benefits and risks of smoking cessation. This may appear as a small amount of blood in your phlegm just in the morning.
I felt 80% the week after I quit. Now i am in 8th week after quit smoking. Similar to bronchitis sputum but not green or yellow. I do not have a smokers cough at all I am just getting paranoid and anxious because of this. They sweep these impurities out 24 hours, 7 days a week and 465 days a year. Walk a few times a day so you will not gain too much weight from munching. Overall I have been feeling light-headed and almost like in a dreamlike state? Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment.
Many opera singers use it to reduce inflammation in the vocal chords and preserve their voice. Why then is there blood in my mucus? I quit everything three months ago and I still cough up some brown phlegm every other morning, sometimes every couple of mornings. Your other symptoms worry me more than the phlegm do. I expected it, given the length of time smoking, so just hang in there and it will get better but only if you get yourself some antibiotics for the bronchitis. Although it's not common, some people seem to cough more than usual soon after stopping smoking. I was a heavy substance abuser. If after quitting smoking, coughing up mucus is happening all the time, your body is just working to eliminate the toxins that have built up in your lungs over the years.
It is always clear, but it is quite thick. There is no doubt about the toughness of quitting smoking. I realize this is an old post but maybe what I say can help any new visitors who stumble upon this thread on Google. The lungs and cilia are a pretty amazing system in your body and incredibly powerful at expelling foreign particles. The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself; same for the cilia.
Well anyways im getting a bad cough and its causing a sore throat. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence eHealth Forum and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional prior to beginning any diet or exercise program or taking any dietary supplement. I also have Lupus so I do have a lot of inflammation everywhere especially my joints.