Posted by: Quitter | 2012-07-02

Chest Pains

Hello Doc,

Today is Day 28 of not smoking, but I still have chest pains. Sometimes it''s quite severe.

I also still seem to have phlegm on my chest as I sometimes wake up hearing a rasping sound (which is why I quit!!)

I have started running again and managed to do a 10kn run on the weekend without any major discomfort, but do find that I sometimes struggle to breathe &  other times it''s ok?

Please could you let me know how long it will be before my chest feels healthy &  clear again?


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If you were a smoker over a long period, you can expect your chest or lung function to improve very slowly and you might never reach your original lung capacity. I suggest that you continue with your exercise regime and listen to your body, in order to not over exert yourself. You can use ACC 200 to help loosen the phlem.

I do suggest that you consult your doctor for a lung function test, as a base line reference and then repeat the lung function test after a couple of months, to evaluate your improvement.


Dr Anrich

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Posted by: Quitter | 2012-07-03

Will do.
Thanks Doc

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