ive been smoking menthol ciggarets for a month , and had started to have chest pains, and when i talked to a friend about this he said he had the same problem and told me i should quit smoking. i have , and i quit smoking a couple of weeks ago.i then started to get shortness of breath after i quit smoking and had to call home from school because i was unable to breath. i dont think i have asthema, and ive had these symptoms like coughing up mucus, wheezing a little when i do PT. i dont want to have to quit my rotc class because i love it when i work out. im only 15 and im worried that i may have developed asthema.
but about a week ago i had this barking cough thats lasted , and is still going. i talked to my grandmother about it (shes a RN), and she said that i may have an infection on the inside of my lungs. i have felt weak, tired, and irritible. it was about three days ago i had started the symptoms. my heath teacher said it may be asthema, but i cant afford to do anything about it. the hospitals too much, and the nearest heath departments too far to go to. im thinking of getting an inhaler so that i will be able to do my training without anyone worrying about if im ok or not. im not sure if i should go to the heath department go get an inhaler , b ecause i dont want to have to take an inhaler if i dont need one? anyone know whats wrong and how i can deal with it?please tell me if the symptoms are asthema so i can get an inhaler.:(