5 responses

  1. DMW
    October 17, 2009

    Yes this is very normal. You are getting rid of the junk that is in your chest. the reason your chest , lungs , throat and back hurst is because they are connected together and as you cough the muscles in your back are forcing the junk to come out of your lungs. Your throat is irritated by the coughing up the junk. When my husband quit he quit cold turkey and he had all these conditions. He found that by chewing gum and sucking lollipops and hard candy soothes his throat. As for the chest and back pain you can take Tylenol and also by soaking in a nice hot bath relaxes the muscles. Hang in there because it is all worth it. I hoped this helped.

  2. Mixee
    October 17, 2009

    Unfortunately it is normal…you will experience alot of discomforts from quitting, especially if you had been smoking for a while. I smoked for 11 years and when I quit, I had to sleep for the first 3 days! (That’s how long it takes the nicotine to clear your system)…after that you are looking at the discomfort of the mental part of the addiction.
    Hope all goes well…congrats on quitting!

  3. toodd
    October 17, 2009

    Flu is around.
    After quiting very heavy smoking, cough out green stuff once a day when waking up and it is gone after 2 weeks, but i jogged quite a lot.
    Suggest aerobic excercise daily. 1/2 gallon of dark green tea with lemon and honey, and boiled big onion with pumkin and vitamine calcium are helpful for lung cells.
    Should take X-ray as precaution.

  4. Smart SOB
    October 17, 2009

    This is common. But there is hope, take Tylenol, try to go for a short walk twice per day. If you cough at night, use a day time cough medicine. This will last about a week, then day by day the symptoms will go away. If you notice any bleeding, see your doctor.

  5. Louise – Mummy to a prince!
    October 18, 2009

    It just sounds like a chest infection to me.
    It’ll probably last about a week at the most.

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