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Shortness of breath after quitting smoking. X-ray showing Bronchitis. Not responding to medication. Why?

hello.. 18 year old guy...I quit smoking about 3 months ago.. I was just fine a couple weeks later I felt shortness of breath.. I whent to the hospital they took chest x-rays..said I have bronchitis .. I ve been taking the medicine but it dosent seem to be working.. now I ve been getting cold shivers down my spine , still feel like I got to take deep breaths nd just don t seem to get the last bit of air.. hands and feet get cold. Sometime things seem unreal..if anyone could please help me.just don t know where to turn anymore..
Asked On : Mon, 9 Jul 2012
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It seems that you have a severe infection and hence not getting better.
Get a chest xray to see if u have had any pneumonia.
Also a spirometry is a must to differentiate it from any asthma exacerbation.
Sometimes a variable kind of Interstitial lung disease occurs in smokers and is known as DIP/RBILD again that has features and symptoms like bronchitis but the treatment is different.
See a chest physician
Answered: Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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