• 6 months ago

    Increased resp symptoms after quitting

    One thing that ex-smokers have often experienced is that their respiratory symptoms, especially cough, actually get worse for awhile after quitting (as well I know). Your body is trying to get rid of all that gunk in your lungs and grow back the cilia that line your bronchi and help to sweep out contaminants. I would definitely see a doctor, but be aware that it may take a month or more as this healing takes place. But hold on! You will feel so much better as a nonsmoker. Please allow me to put in a plug for Nicotine Anonymous. It does so much more than just help you quit, and it was a completely different experience than any other. I quit 22 years ago after nothing else worked. Good luck!