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trigglevision posted:
Well, I've probably spent the last hour or two reading the mass amounts of mucus and phlegm posts and what people think may be the reason or asking others if they do certain things...but I found myself just looking through all the reasons and am actually quite amazed at how I have yet to read anyone saying anything about smoking. cigarettes or whatever, but just in general, and maybe I missed the ones who did, but I didn't see a single post mentioning smoking.

the reason I say this is one, because I too appear to have the same issue with the white and clear non-stop mucus, throat clearing, coughing crap up, so on and so forth. It's been literally every day for HOURS on end sometimes. but the main concern for me, is that it is from the amount of smoking I have done in only a short period...short compared to most...see I am 24, soon to be 25 years old, and I also am a former addict. I used very heavily during my earlier days of youth, say maybe 13 years old until pretty recently I have pretty much smoked weed every single day, all day. But the worst of my using was when I really became an addict and that was due to start with from taking vicodin, hydrocodon, etc....until it eventually turned to heroin. but I have been attempting to work recovery for the past 3 years, and haven't used any narcotics in 2 years now, but just recently, my psychiatrist decided to put me back on to Adderall for my severe ADHD, but for some reason he had started me on the Adderall and has recently switched it to Vyvanse. Both meds I have taken before but for some reason this time around, ever since I began the medicine, I have been getting this sort of cotton mouth sensation, and at the same time, I feel like I can just feel my throat being very dry, mouth is dry, and the back of my throat and to the nasal canal, I can feel the thin white mucus crap just slidding slowly down my throat until, like I just actually had to, cough violently and for a few minutes AT LEAST, just to get something up to feel okay about waiting 20 minutes until I do it again.

I'm no so much worried, as there have been I guess a few other things that could possibly factor in that have happened recently, I just had carpal tunnel surgery a month ago...yes...at age 24...so I was just curious if one, anyone can relate at all to any of this, has any suggestions, because I mainly feel like it is occuring because I one, haven't taken great care of myself over the past few years, understandably, and I still have continued to smoke cigarettes as well as the occasional joint/bowl here and there...but I feel like a lot of my past habits and behabviors are probably to blame for this and that it is more than likely just a sick/flu time of year, and that my immune system is probably not really functioning at 100% due to my past self-neglecting and not taking care of myself right.

anyways, that was pretty long, I planned on being brief. But also, I know most of the people here probably are not addicts, or addiction specialist, or even have really a clue what it is to actually be an addict...so I don't expect a bunch of feedback on that aspect of this, just really if there is anything suggest-able or helpful, or just something you relate to and have an experience you can share. anyways. thanks

-trig
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