Chest and back tightness

Discussion created by Johnlaka on Oct 15, 2020
Latest reply on Nov 21, 2020 by Hannahkim12345

If anyone can please help me I’d appreciate it more than you could ever know. I am a 27 year old male who has been a heavy smoker since 17. My whole life I have battled with anxiety and a panic disorder. Recently, (about 2 months ago) I stopped smoking cigarettes and switched to the juul. I have never seen an allergist before but can guarantee I have terrible allergies and possibly even asthma as I do wheeze often. 2 times a year every year my chest starts to hurt I don’t feel good and end up on a Z-pack. As of now since quitting cigarettes and smoking the juul I feel worse then I ever have. My chest is extremely tight but what’s even worse is the tightness in my back. It feels as if my lungs are in actual pain. I also cough up mucus that has black specs throughout all of it. Is this normal? I have felt like my chest and back are in a vice grip for the past 2 months. Some days worse than others.