I switched jobs a couple of months ago because I have been having problems with leg pain. I am about 70 lbs. overweight and due to some problems with my left foot I have always had swelling in my left ankle after being on my feet too much. My legs started to get better after I took the desk job-very little pain. Well, 2 weeks ago I quit smoking after 32 years. I thought I would tackle this, and then the weight problem. Long story short-I feel much worse now than before I quit. I had a cold when I quit so it took about 3 days for that to clear up. I coughed a lot at night for the first few days and now that is almost gone, although I still cough up gunk as my lungs continue to try to clear. My breathing is definitely better, but since I quit smoking my chest feels heavy all the time and sometimes there's a "hitch" in my breath at the back of my throat, which makes me have to take a deep breath. I also have itchy eyes and sinus issues since I quit. Sometimes my heart feels like its pounding at night and I cannot sleep. I have also been urinating much more than usual for the last week or so, and my left ankle is swollen almost every day with fluid. I don't have much money and no insurance, but I will go to the doctor if I feel I have too. One person I talked to said they felt like crap for six months after they quit smoking. I wondered if anyone out there every had any of these problems when they quit smoking, or if maybe I have a deficiency of some sort that suppliments can help with. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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