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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.
I just discovered this board and after 50 years smoking, I really need to quit. I have COPD and emphysema, and will surely need a miracle to make it work. Please help
You can do it just take it one day at a time. Read as much as you can on the forums and reach out with questions someone will eventually answer you. I quit smoking on August 1, 2019 and honestly its the best thing I've ever done. I'm finally starting to feel better and like myself it was a very long hard road but I did it and so can you..............one foot in front of the other and day by day!!!
Thank you very much, as I am medically a challenge to work with. My COPD/Emphesema and back injuries leave me with lot's of free time to study up, I have no idea how much time I have left to live in terms of weeks, months or years left before I may have to permanently move into an elder care place, I need to try to make the best of what time I have left. I need to try to get this right before I check out.