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Good for you! Over a month! I fear I have a respiratory disease too. I’ve been waking up at 3 or 4 am wheezing and in a panic. I take a steroidal inhaler that seemed like it wasn’t working.. My left chest started to hurt and I got extremely panicked. So I took an anti anxiety pill and drank ginger turmeric tea which helped me breathe. The pill helped me go back to sleep. I’m really scared it’s too late for me.
Thanks for sharing that. I hope it does get better. Did you get antibiotics or oral steroids for your bronchitis? Is it common to get these infections or viruses when you quit?
Hi julian, welcome :)
It's never too late to quit! I stopped 7 months ago after smoking for 48 years. i am not denying its been tough but I can see that it was the best decision i made. I want to see my Grandchildren grow up and be of good health as I enter retirement... i don't want to be one of those who is always coughing and spluttering and at the doctors every 5 minutes. You need to remind yourself why you are quitting, that always helps.
Good luck and stay near the forum - as someone else said, there is always someone who will answer you with words of encouragement when you are struggling
Thank you for your encouraging words Jan. I too want to live to see my grandchildren and I know I won’t be able to if I don’t quit. I will keep reminding myself.
I have to ask out of curiosity why you would be using a steroidal inhaler if you have not already been diagnosed with a respiratory illness? Were you prescribed this in the past for a severe infection?
Have you listed your reasons for quitting smoking? If not, you might want to. Check out this article.
I got antibiotics and oral steroids they really helped so much. Honestly I have no idea if this is common or not. I do know I've read that most smoker will have problem with their sinuses for quite a while after smoking which I do too..lol Lucky me I've got it all...lol But I am doing so much better now when this started I couldn't lie down, sleep or really do anything I was dead I sat on the couch or chair and hoped I'd get some sleep. I couldn't do too much due to feeling like I couldn't breathe. Well a month later and I'm up and about doing yard work again and sleeping in my bed too!!! Hang in there you can do this.