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    I don't feel better, I feel worse???
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    quitafter20years posted:
    I am 40 years old. have been smoking for 20 years.
    I became sick with acute bronchitis over a month ago, which caused me to quit smoking cold turkey.
    It's been 5 weeks, and my lungs have started to feel funny (like they are on fire), my throat feels like it's swelling (can still breathe and eat so it's obviously not closing), and my shoulders, upper back and chest are hurting. Contantly feels as though there is heavy pressure or a heavy weight on my chest. These symptoms have come and gone over the last few weeks. I would have expected to feel better since it has been 5 weeks since smoking, but surprisingly I feel worse??? Anyone else???


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