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Hi All, I am hoping for a little support and reassurance. I decided to quit smoking after 12 years of smoking 20 to 30 smokes a day. I was constantly out of breath and generally unhealthily. I used champix to quit, but after 4 weeks of taking champix I was having some tightness of the chest, I stopped taking champix. I have now been smoke free for six months. I still get a lot of discomfort from a tight chest and neck with a constant dry throat. I have been to the doctor who has run blood tests and done an exam and his conclusion is this is withdrawal symptoms. It is extrememly hard to be
I am quit 14 months now. There have been some scary things i have had to confront regarding my health and up until this past week I was exceedingly lucky considering i smoked for 40+ years, and I have been very thankful. This week has been a game changer for me. I went to hospital for a cardiac cath procedure on 4/13 to see about having a stent or two. The good news is that my heart muscle is strong and is undamaged....but my main arteries have major blockages and i was admitted to the cardiac unit and am being monitored 24/7. i am scheduled for a quadruple bypass this Tuesday, April 17th. Thi