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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 20, 2007
  • 02:16 AM

i have been a smoker for only 5 years. but just in the past 5 years i have been smoking, i tend to get bronchtis quite frequently. i wake up most mornings coughing up flem that is a greenish yellowish color. i have been on several kinds of antibiotics but they only calm the symptons temporarily. sometimes when i breath in i wheez. i constently seem to have to clear my throat due to i always seem to have congestion coming from the throat. i get vertigo alot followed with fatigue. my daily activities seem more challenging due to not having the amount of energy i used to have. also, seeming to run out of breath easier. simply walking on a treadmill for long periods of time is exhausting. i am concerned because i am young my grandmother died of lung cancer and my grandfather from emphemsema. please notify me if these are signs of chronic bronchitis and what to do if so.

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  • They are signs of chronic bronchitis, I have it and am on an inhailer everyday. I stopped smoking Oct 14, 2005 and am awaiting the cilia to fully start working again, a md said it takes one to one and a half years after a person quits before they can adequately begin to clean out the junk and then they start by playing catch up. Your regular md can probably diagnose if you have asthma unless you are like me and don't wheeze.. I got so tight I did not wheeze at all for the first 3 years of using an inhaler. I was also smoking when I first started which pretty much defeats the purpose of the inhaler. Now I have more money and am gradually feeling the improvements in those areas.
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