Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
From the description of your symptoms, you appear to be having an obstructive airway disease
, possibly a chronic bronchitis
. The underlying causes could be smoking
, bronchial asthma
Since your symptoms seem to be prominent and distressing, it is important that you seek medical attention. You will need a physical examination and certain investigations like a chest X-ray, peak flowmetry, etc. in order to pin point the diagnosis. There are effective treatment options available to treat your problem, so please see a doctor at the earliest. I'm sure the cost of seeing a doctor for treatment will be lesser than the money you would've spent on smoking in the last 1 1/2 years. And obviously, cessation of smoking is extremely important for the betterment of your health condition.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Consultant