Shortness of breath after quitting smoking.
Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:16 PM
I quit smoking and stated taking these beta blocking medication at approximately the same time. The shortness of breath is what really drove me to finally quit smoking . Now I am wondering is it the blood pressure medication or the fact I quit smoking or a combination of both. Still have the shortness of breath but it is improving .
Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:31 PM
Posted 27 March 2010 - 03:29 PM
Me too! While it wasn't my reason for quitting, I also had thought my breathing would improve once I stopped smoking. I mean it would've made SENSE, right? But no, I'm just as winded when I come up the stairs with a full laundry basket or heavy bags of groceries (or nothing at all, just coming home and trudging up those damn stairs) as I ever was while I smoked my pack and a half to 2 packs a day! My only physical "I feel better" improvements since quitting are no more smoker's cough, no wheezing/heavy chest and no more chronic bronchitis. I do NOT breathe "better" and I do NOT have more energy.
Between 2-3 months into my quit when I was noticing I was STILL short of breath when I did strenuous things (especially after reading here posts from quitters who'd only JUST quit a few days or weeks ago saying how much better they felt physically not being winded or short of breath and now enjoyed VIGOROUS EXERCISE!) I mentioned it to my doctor. He sent me for a pulmonary function test (I'm at 80% of capacity for a woman my age even though I smoked for 30 years) and prescribed me a Combivent inhaler. Yes, it helps.
Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:34 PM
Quit from 3/8/14
Posted 27 March 2010 - 08:51 PM
Posted 28 March 2010 - 04:16 AM
Posted 09 August 2011 - 06:03 PM
I quit smoking 16 days ago. I have smoked for roughly 20 years and am a 36 year old male. I have never had any shortness of breath, however now that I quit I get shortness of breath for no reason during the middle of day. No really when I exercise, but kind of like forget to breath. Has anyone experienced this. Please help. Would appreciate some feedback.
Thank you and best regards,
Posted 10 August 2011 - 01:20 AM
Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:57 AM
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Posted 10 August 2011 - 08:00 PM
**Smoking is Not an Option**
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:47 AM
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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:07 PM
For me it took many months, not weeks, to show improvement. Got to be patient and I would also suggest you may want to talk to your doctor. One aliment does not fit all and it is best to be safe or at least get a professional opinion. If you have gained weight , it sure helps to loose it.
Good luck and be patient and be careful. Good luck.
I never did cough up a bunch of junk.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:20 PM
I do think I am slowly but steadily improving.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:35 PM
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