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Wheezing and Chronic Bronchitis

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  • Posted By: axelrose
  • December 17, 2008
  • 08:09 PM

For the last 25+ years I have smoked 2-3 packs of cigarettes per day. I'm hooked and Chaintix caused me to be psychotic. Nictotine gum makes the fillings in my teeth come out and the nicotine patch causes a severe rash on my skin. Plus the GUM and PATCH both cause severe nausea, vomiting, headaches, dhiarea, itching and hallucinations.

Anyway I wheeze 24x7, there is never a time of the day or night that I do not wheeze and whistle as I breathe. I do have an bronchial inhaler I use 3 puffs every 2-3 hours and it helps the wheezing for a few miniutes. And now I am out of breath all the time. Doing something as simple as rolling over in the bed will cause me to be gasping for breath and I won't recover in less than about 5 minutes. Walking or climbing stairs will literally cause me to pass out.

I also have developed a chronic cough where I will cough say 10 times about 10 times an hour, I've been told I even cough like this in my sleep. Also when I cough earlier in the day I cough up a lot of phlegm, it's a mouthful of it for the first hour of the day and is disgusting to me.

I also have a nebulizer machine I use twice a day.

Other the quiting smoking is there some things I can do to get some relief?

thanks

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