I quit on Jan 2. For the last two weeks I have had a sore throat that switches sides and bad nasal/sinus congestion especially at night and early morning when I am trying to sleep, and when I blow my nose it's nasty: dried/clotted blood and brownish clods. I also cough up some thick phlegm but not much and constantly clearing my throat and it feels like there's something caught there. ehem!
I am 44 male and in good health otherwise (low BP/chol/etc) although 40lb overweight. I am not on any Rx or nicotine replacements but I take Prilosec OTC 2x daily for GERD which I have had for about 25 years (hm, as long as I was smoking).
Is it my body recovering from 25 years of smoking or what?