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Suffering from wheezing and shortness of breath.

i quit smoking about six weeks ago, now i am experiencing wheezing and shortness of breath. i am 51 female,? i quit smoking about six weeks ago, now i am experiencing wheezing and shortness of breath. i am 51 female,?
Thu, 28 Jan 2010
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I quit smokng 2 weeks ago, and I now have the same problem. I am wheezing, and mostly feel it and hear it more so when I breath in. I think I may go my Dr. and let her listen...I hope this isn't anything to worry about. I thought quitting smoking was supposed to be good for your lungs!

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That's normal. Your body is detoxing itself, the longer you smoked, the longer it takes to heal. It takes about ten years for your lungs to really recover from smoking more than 5 years, not casual smoking either, every day smoking.
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