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Ex Smoker advice needed please

(9 Posts)
callmeovercautious Thu 01-Oct-09 21:55:59

I stopped in March. I have really bad chest pains and shortness of breath. GP says it is because my lungs are now clearing of the gunk and are tender.

Personally I am going through the panic of thinking I have caused Lung cancer etc!

Anyone else had similar pains/experiences that can reassure me?

southeastastra Thu 01-Oct-09 21:58:42

hello, i stopped in april but found the coughing stopped first thing - see the dr

ElectricElephant Thu 01-Oct-09 22:00:38

I never had this, I actually found my lung capacity much better within a couple of weeks and no chest pain at all.

Have you been coughing much?

CantThinkofFunnyName Thu 01-Oct-09 22:02:11

Each time i stopped smoking I experienced terrible cough, tender lungs, pains etc. So I started again grin. However, have now stopped since May because am pg and thankfully haven't really had the problems this time. I see that you have already been to your GP. Keep an eye on it over next week, if it doesn't clear - go back and see GP again.

abouteve Thu 01-Oct-09 22:03:26

Best get this checked out.

I haven't stopped recently but have had long quits and never experienced the gunk. Well done for quitting grin.

callmeovercautious Thu 01-Oct-09 22:08:33

Thanks, have had an X Ray (after months of trips to the GP) but only because I was in tears blush and he said "well what would convince you that it is nothing?" and I said I wanted him to check me for Cancer.

I am waiting for results - had a letter asking me to make an appointment to "discuss" the results - the old phrase no news is good news keeps ringing in my ears sad

abouteve Thu 01-Oct-09 22:16:27

Think it's just procedure to follow up with an appointment. Try not to worry. If anything was urgent they would have rang you straight away. But then I'm not a doctor so I don't know this for sure.

callmeovercautious Thu 01-Oct-09 22:43:29

Thanks abouteve - that is what DH said but they never tell me if my smear test or urine sample is negative grin and that is my only experience of tests really!

Have had a glass of red now, no work tomorrow and will call GP first thing to get an answer hopefully [worry]

alypaly Fri 02-Oct-09 11:38:02

chest pain could be caused by anxiety of stopping smoking but you should get any chest pain looked at by doc.

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