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#1 SE85

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:30 PM

So I read that after a few days most people start coughing up mucus and it's a sign of clearing the lungs.

I smoked for 20 years and I've been nicotine free for 9 days now, but I haven't coughed yet? Not that I'm worried, but how many of you didn't cough?
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:34 PM

I didn't cough at all Susan, I coughed so much when I was smoking that I was thrilled when I quit coughing after only a couple days quit. There are other ways the junk comes out if you know what I mean ;)
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:36 PM

I didn't really cough up a lot of stuff at first. It was a little bit of goo here and there over the first few months.  It was kinda dark brown and gross. Chunky almost.

 

Almost 9 months in and coughing isn't an issue.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:42 PM

I didn't cough at all Susan, I coughed so much when I was smoking that I was thrilled when I quit coughing after only a couple days quit. There are other ways the junk comes out if you know what I mean ;)


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

I didn't really cough up a lot of stuff at first. It was a little bit of goo here and there over the first few months. It was kinda dark brown and gross. Chunky almost.

Almost 9 months in and coughing isn't an issue.


I see. Maybe it'll come later and if not then I'm one of those... 😊

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:44 PM

A lot of us didn't have coughing, I had almost hoped to get all the gunk out,  but I coughed so much as a smoker I was also happy that my cough went away within the first week of quitting. (and in past relapses was right back there the day after falling off the wagon :(  ) .  I've read that once your cilia in your bronchi wake up/regrow, they start the flushing process and it can be noticeable or not, an individual thing.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:46 PM

No coughing for me when I quit after smoking for 40 years...


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:48 PM

A lot of us didn't have coughing, I had almost hoped to get all the gunk out, but I coughed so much as a smoker I was also happy that my cough went away within the first week of quitting. (and in past relapses was right back there the day after falling off the wagon :( ) . I've read that once your cilia in your bronchi wake up/regrow, they start the flushing process and it can be noticeable or not, an individual thing.


Yeah, I understand. I remember last year, I switched brand of cigarettes and man did I cough for several months - dry cough. Hated the dry coughs cause I knew when I had that I would have to deal with it for so long.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:49 PM

No coughing for me when I quit after smoking for 40 years...


Oh wow. That's good to know. 😊
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:02 PM

I did not have any coughing after I quit Susan. I smoked over 45 years.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:15 PM

I did not have any coughing after I quit Susan. I smoked over 45 years.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:20 PM

SE85 - After 40+ years of smoking....When I finally did quit in Feb of this year, no coughing ever...no mucus...


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:40 PM

I smoked 37 years and from the morning following my quit I have never coughed up anything except for a couple of times when I inhaled rice into my sinuses and had to cough it out.

 

I didn't inhale rice through my nose, but by inhaling it through my mouth it ended up there.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:41 PM

I didn't have any coughing until I was about 6 months clean.....and now I have a small mucous-clearing cough on a daily basis. Maybe 6 times a day.

 

I know it's a function of quitting and will go away eventually.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:57 PM

I smoked 37 years and from the morning following my quit I have never coughed up anything except for a couple of times when I inhaled rice into my sinuses and had to cough it out.

I didn't inhale rice through my nose, but by inhaling it through my mouth it ended up there.


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Posted 31 October 2017 - 11:58 PM

I didn't have any coughing until I was about 6 months clean.....and now I have a small mucous-clearing cough on a daily basis. Maybe 6 times a day.

I know it's a function of quitting and will go away eventually.


Really? 6 months later is quite some time. How long have you been clean?

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:11 AM

No cough here....I smoked a long time.
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Posted 01 November 2017 - 02:22 AM

Really? 6 months later is quite some time. How long have you been clean?

 

I will celebrate 8 months a week from now.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:11 AM

No coughing for me either..

I thought it was strange, but my breathing became less laboured and gurgling over a few months.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:56 AM

Usually when you quit but coughing does not follow, it means the cigarettes were doing no harm.

 

OK joking aside...

 

Some people do and some don't have nasty coughs. I am 34 days quit and have not really had any serious coughing myself.

I guess it is a blessing. Between one and nine months the lungs start to repair themselves so from time to time you could hack up something gross.

 

Someone mentioned the body has other ways of expelling nasty stuff. That means you might start having white clouds of tobacco smoke come out when you fart. Try not to do this in an elevator.

 

On another serious note - since coughing is NOTHING new to a smoker, how the heck would we even notice the few coughs we have after we quit? Sure isn't going to be as bad as when we smoked. It would be like trying to explain the concept of "crappy music" to someone who was just forced to listen to an entire Taylor Swift album.


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