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Day 7 and Feel like Crap!

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  1. rml2019
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    24 Jan 2019
    26 Jan
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    Last night was a difficult one for me. For some reason, my chest became congested, I was coughing up flem and generally felt like crap. This is the morning of day 7 and to be honest, I feel like I smoked a whole pack of cigarettes in the night. My breathing is labored and I'm just as winded as I was in the beginning going up and down the stairs....What the hell is happening!!!
  2. atp
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    31 Dec 2018
    26 Jan in reply to rml2019
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    I had a few days around the 1 week mark where I was coughing up a bunch of phlegm - basically clearing out tar and crap from my lungs. It wasn't a congested feeling though.....

    Could be you're getting a cold or flu.... Might not hurt to get it checked out.
  3. emily, quit coach
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    159 posts
    28 Nov 2017
    26 Jan
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    Hi rml2019,

    Congrats on day 7 of being smoke free. 

    Coughing and coughing up phlegm can be some pretty common withdrawal symptoms when quitting. The lungs clear and start to repair themselves. But as atp mentioned, it never hurts to check with your health care professional if you're not feeling well. 

    Have a great day,
    Last modified on 26 Jan 2019 09:19 by emily, quit coach
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