I have been quit for 16 days now, and I haven't started to cough. Is that normal? I thought coughing meant cleaning out your lungs, so I was totally prepared for that, but it isn't happening.
How weird is it that I am worried about NOT coughing.
I never have started coughing either! I kept thinking it would start up also, but it never did and I am 73 days in. I felt so much better right away after I quit, no more coughing here and there. I sometimes wondered if it was because I have always worked out. who knows, I don't know the answer to that one, I'm just glad I don't cough and my workouts are much better! Congrats on your 16 quit!
I'm with you on this. When is the coughing going to start?
Bree 84 DOF
I didn't cough as a smoker nor as a quitter. I figure I must not have been getting my money's worth, so why buy more? That's why I stayed quit.
Because you aren't smoking?
(I'm with Puff. I smoked for 40 years. Never coughed after I quit or when I was smoking.)
Some bodies don't whistle while they work, or cough. Don't think your body isn't healing. It's just being modest.
I just assumed the coughing would start because a lot of articles, flyers etc.. say that it can happen. When the little hair thingy's start working again in the lungs. ?? That is why I thought I would start
I had a dry cough that stopped around a month after I stopped smoking.
I never coughed either. I think it just depends upon the person. I did have a string of phlegm when I smoked which would go from the back of my nose down my throat every morning. (Maybe that was my body's attempt to clear the mucus out of my lungs.) That ceased the first day I didn't put a cigarette in my mouth. Those little hairy things are called cilia, by the way. Smoking paralyzes them. If we're lucky, once we stop smoking, they come back to life! Don't fret about not coughing. Rejoice in your 16 days smoke free!
My cilia affectionately call my lungs Le Brea.
I would cough at night, which started about 6 months ago, and that was a big push for me to quit. It stopped as soon as I quit, like the next day. I have not had coughing since I quit either. My lungs do feel better, I have more energy, and life is good. I have had coughing after my other quits, so I am just filing this under the heading "Every quit is different".
You guys are awesome. Thank you for reassuring me I am "normal".
I am a planner. A prepper so to speak, remember my fridge covered with post it's???? I like to know what's coming next and how I can beat it.
Maybe I won't cough. And maybe that is ok.
Now, I didn't say you were normal........
Speaking from one who might know?...
When we quit, the cilia begin to sweep and clear our air passages while we sleep.
If you taste the cigarette taste, it sometimes reaches the back of your throat so don't be surprised.
Most will simply swallow it so be aware of tarry stools and don't get stuck to the seat.
What are the Cilia ? - YouTube
I never had much of a smoker's cough - particularly the hacking in the morning some experience. In the last couple of years, I started coughing some at night but not consistent. About a month after I quit, I started getting a slight cough sometimes, more just clearing my throat. It's still there, but nothing significant.
I coughed a wee bit when I quit, but only a few days. Never coughed when I was active smoker except when I had the seasonal bronchitis that I continued to smoke through anyway, fool that I was.
I definitely coughed more as a smoker. I was totally prepared for coughing after I quit but it was just a here and there cough (I honestly thought it be way worse) I thought after all those years of smoking that when I do (did) quit it would get bad but nope. I reckon everyone's body is different and whatnot. Congrats on your quit
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