I just had a scary 3 day asthma attack. Went to doctors!! AGAIN. 2nd time on heavy meds since beginning of January. But that's OK. At least I STOPPED KILLING myself.
I like this thread too and I've been reading posts since November about people feeling worse since they quit smoking. I quit smoking in October, finally!
Well, my quit is defininitely a combination. I feel much better all around energy wise, except my asthma has gotten worse in ways! I've really been educated here at Freedom thanks to people like Grumpy Linda who has lots of scientific knowledge about what tobacco companies put in cigarettes , BRONCHODILATORS!!
Just this past Saturday I was in our town's local walk-in-clinic, waiting for 2 hours to see the doctor who immediately hooked me up to an oxygen breathing machine to help clear my lungs for 10 minutes.
(I could hardly walk - allergies, my lungs were twitchy) I'll finish up this post to say, I have allergic asthma SOOOOOOOOO if I were smoking TOO, I'd be ALOT WORSE.
The doctor, a wonderful woman, her first question with her hands on her hips and wiggling her finger in my face was,
"Do you SMOKE?"
I was so happy to say, "NO, I QUIT" for the first time in 30 years I didn't lie to a doctor!!!.
Happy to be nicotine free and getting better NOT worse!!!