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  • Posted By: stormthornnight
  • December 9, 2006
  • 04:53 AM

well i have been smoking for a few years and i quit for about a month because i was having respiratory problems. well now im having wet coughs and coughing where i cant stop, and when i do stop, my ches hurts, my head hurts , and i start wheezing . my heath teacher said it could be asthema, but when i smoke a cigarret, i would be able to breath better. what is it???:mad::confused:

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  • Hi, get it checked by a qualified person, if Asthma, there are medications and treatments, natural as well ie Buteyko.Whatever it is, smoking will only make it worse further down the track, like Lung cancer, Laryngeal cancer, a real nasty one where they remove your larynx, have this neat little hole in your throat where you can talk via a voice modifier, BIL died from Throat cance at 47, all well and good to say, I can stop when I want anytime I want, his words, smoking doesn't cause cancer blah blah blah, guess what?. he didn't live to regret it, don't be a statistic, every cig takes it's toll, stop and extebd the quality of your life, you are getting warning signs from your very miraculous body, listen to it, get advice, get treated for the cough, not for cancer when you least expect it. Cheerful little sod aren't I.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 11:12 AM
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  • I have been astmatic for most of my life.Chances are the coughing you experienced was the bodies form of withdrawls from the cigaretts. This tends to happen to people who have quit suddonly.If by chance you are asthmatic your suddon wheezing and coughing is definitly due to quitting. I am a smoker myself, and will quit when I am ready...When a person with asthma smokes it actually aids in not having symptoms (coughing, wheezing). When you wheeze, it is due to the nerves in your lungs being irritated, when you smoke these nerves are numb because of the chemicals in the cigarettes, therefore allowing a person not to have asthma symptoms as frequently.I am not telling you to keep smoking even if you do have asthma, I am just explaining a few things.I recommend if your cough does not go away shortly to see you doctor, even if it isnt asthma it could be pnemonia or broncitis, both of which smokers are prone to.Good luck and take care!!
    MrsYoung 10 Replies
    • December 9, 2006
    • 11:56 PM
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