Allergies after smoking

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#71 Oct 1, 2010
There's a wealth of scientific evidence proving that smoking increases your risk for:

heart disease
cancer
emphysema
all sorts of pregnancy complications
stroke
cataracts
premature aging
peripheral vascular disease
Bryan Mirkalami

Toronto, Canada

#72 Oct 2, 2010
I quit smoking little over a month ago and a week after my last cigarette I experienced my first episode of asthma in my life. Since then my allergies and asthma have been so bad that I even suspected having bed bugs in my house. If anyone finds a cure for this situation please let us know here!

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Since: Jul 09

40.6260°N, 75.3710°W

#73 Oct 5, 2010
Bryan Mirkalami wrote:
I quit smoking little over a month ago and a week after my last cigarette I experienced my first episode of asthma in my life. Since then my allergies and asthma have been so bad that I even suspected having bed bugs in my house. If anyone finds a cure for this situation please let us know here!
No cure, but if you go to your doctor and ask him to prescribe "Asthmanex" I think you'll be very pleased. I had asthma for years, when I quit smoking it came to a head for some reason. BTW, my asthma is seasonal so it's allergen related, probably ragweed. Good luck.
Marilyn Martin

Moreno Valley, CA

#74 Dec 20, 2010
I quit smoking after 20 years 8 months ago, I never had allergies.... seriously~ only to cats, I use to have roses and candles all over my house, now I get the worst stuffy nose all the time and I don't know why?? Does this ever go away, why is this happening? It feels like the little hairs in my nose are sooooooooooooooo sensitive now... anyone know the answer?
Kurtis

Canada

#75 Jan 9, 2011
Ya I find by just being by smoke drives me! I just woke up with a crazy dream cause someone smoking in another room through the vents it struck a nerve and I woke up just angry! What's with that? And just the littlest bit seems to be a lot! I hate being so sensitive , but I love the feeling after not smoking for a while and exercise , it feels great !
amit

India

#78 Apr 7, 2011
hello all....

cant give any suggestions on medicines but i have experiencd ashtma like shortness of breath a few months after quitting smoking( ismoked heavily for 15 years). the doc told me to take asthalin SOS and do some steaming etc. and he also suggested me to come back after getting several of the tests .

at that point i thought i had some really bad stuff happening to me coz i had smoked so much.

then a friend told me that he had a same problems but they went away after a couple of months or more.

i did breathing exercises from yoga .they helped.

so i would suggest you try pranayam exercises from yoga for 10-15 minutes a day before you take your meal in the morning.( after your bath)

it has more or less resolved by shortness of breath problems. it may work for you as well. it also solved my sinus issues. it may take a few weeks to show results or even a couple of months..but you WILL feel better.

TRY AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER and also take a vitamin C everyday. and a cup of green tea between your meals.( one with tulsi/holy basil if you can get it)

good luck, godbless.
Kitty

UK

#79 Aug 28, 2011
Well I have asthma & hayfever & have decided at 35 to try smoking, its only been a week. My asthma hasn't been effected like I thought. I love the way it makes me feel & will keep doing this week & see how it goes... I don't want to get addicted but I like it.
Mel

Lethbridge, Canada

#80 Oct 27, 2011
I have now been smoke free of everything for two months now and I feel like crap!!!!! Sinus issues I didn't even know existed.I haven't saved a dime for all the stops at nutter's(health food store)looking for relief. spent hundreds already and still battling. nedi-pot reccomended by my doc seems to bring some relief. I use it twice a day take vitamins like crazy and even started acupuncture(not cheap)I now feel better than I did 2 or even 4 weeks ago but far from great!!! Very frustrating,often wonder why I quit(not knowing i would feel like this.Congestion is my biggest complaint. I found a site called the Sinus Doctor Remedy,ordered the 3 bottles of natural antibiotics and have been trying this,3 treaments now. Not cheap but great testimonials and money back guaruntee. I reccomend you google it and check it out.Good to know I'm not alone.Good luck!!
Neal

Liverpool, UK

#81 Nov 15, 2011
i am 34 i smoked from i was 12 stopped at 30 i had allergies most of my life but when i stopped they have since got worse... much worse! & in with the bargain i have developed asthma.. not amused!! so i reckon i might start smoking again
Neal

Liverpool, UK

#82 Nov 15, 2011
Marilyn Martin wrote:
I quit smoking after 20 years 8 months ago, I never had allergies.... seriously~ only to cats, I use to have roses and candles all over my house, now I get the worst stuffy nose all the time and I don't know why?? Does this ever go away, why is this happening? It feels like the little hairs in my nose are sooooooooooooooo sensitive now... anyone know the answer?
start smoking again dude

“As seen on TV”

Since: Jul 09

40.6260°N, 75.3710°W

#83 Dec 20, 2011
Neal wrote:
i am 34 i smoked from i was 12 stopped at 30 i had allergies most of my life but when i stopped they have since got worse... much worse! & in with the bargain i have developed asthma.. not amused!! so i reckon i might start smoking again
Let's see.....12 from 30 is 18, so that would leave you 12 pack years before you have a really good chance of developing lung cancer. Maybe you should just go to the doctor and get your asthma treated instead of staring smoking again? Just a suggestion. Do me a favor, if you see Jeremy from Top Gear tell him I think he's a poncey southern git.

Peace and Merry Christmas
Ant

Reading, UK

#84 Dec 27, 2011
Have been quit smoking for over 8 months and now seem to have developed Eczema, tried everything, to no avail, doctors are useless just put me on an endless stream of anti-biotics, it seems to be a problem that's associated with some sort of allergen. Annoying because it's not a problem I suffered with before I quit I also have dark ring around my eyes that seem to be impossible to get rid of.
Bugeye

United States

#85 Jan 22, 2012
My brothets smoke and my whole family. I never smoked , I have allergies and they dont. My allergies Severe and I take shots $20 a week. I think It is would be benefical for me to buy one of those smokeless cigarettes.Last heart was the worst, During the summer I was only actual out of bed 3 hours of the day,Iam not kidding. Everyon I know including friends that smoke, have no allergies. This is cant be a coincidence
Tim

Bettendorf, IA

#86 Feb 5, 2012
Smoked for 35 years - 1.5 packs per day. Quit after having a heart attack 3+ years ago. Never had allergies before, but had mild asthma. Now I react to any pollen any time of the year; have regular shortness of breath that I used to only have after exertion while smoking. Can't breath cold air anymore. Never had a problem before. My doctor says that the smoking irritated the lungs so badly that the allergys weren't noticable in comparison. I believe that the problem is also due to lack of the nicotine stimulant after all these years of smoking. Ditto for the brain function comment in an earlier post. It took a year to get the critical thinking ability back after quitting smoking, so I think that the stimulant effect was there too. Haven't tried smoking again (don't want to double the risk of another heart attack) but somedays I wonder what other options there are.
simone

Solihull, UK

#87 Mar 25, 2012
Thank god im not going crazy, i recentley gave up smoking as i want to start a family. I have smoked for 20 years i started at a very young age. My general heath throughout hasnt been that great but since quitting i feel like death warmed up. I cant stop sneezing, chest pain, red ichey eyes loss of concentration hart palpitations ect. I thought i was loosing the plot. Im glad that im not alone. My partner and i quitt at the same time and he's doing great. I didnt want to go to my GP as i thought it was all in my head so to speek. Least i no the next step to take now, as even when you stop with someone else if they dont have the same symptoms it can be a very lonly and scary experience. Thanx all
patty

Chicago, IL

#88 May 14, 2012
And I thought breaking my nose caused my allergies to stop! Had no idea it was smoking that did it. So far I think I can live with the allergies...they won't kill me, and if they cause me to kill someone else, I have my insanity defense ready. Wouldn't go back to smoking for anything, but it would be nice to feel better, like I did for the first couple of weeks after quitting.
ketul shah

Mumbai, India

#89 May 31, 2012
I have smoked for 6-7 months and then afteri had a allergy of smoke..like i was unable to breathe and ma throat soars if i ever come in contact with any type of hazardous smoke..i dont know what type of allergy is.??
Would you plz let me know how to improve frther...?
i left since 5 yrs back..but still i am persisting the same problem..kindly help..
John T

United States

#90 Jul 3, 2012
Wow. Good to see this. I have smoked on and off for 25+ years. I've quit quite a few times, and a couple times stayed quit for a year or more. The last ten years, I'd say my average intake was 3 to 5 cigarettes a day, yet it still was really hard to kick that small amount. Well I quit about two months ago and my allergies are killing me. Absolutely killing me. My eyes are red and alternate between wet or dry, depending on I don't know what. Even experiencing some swollen glands that I started noticing the other day. Feel tired and even have trouble keeping my energy levels up at the gym. Allergies are flipping out completely. I think quitting basically right in the middle of Spring might have been a mistake, but I can't quit now.
I'm going to keep reading all of the posts here for inspiration. Isn't that crazy?:)
lisita15

Whittier, CA

#91 Jul 3, 2012
Yeah, its been a couple of years since I posted here. I have since stopped my allergy shots and started walking more. I feel better and hopefully that will continue. John T: I understand how you feel!! I was so relived to see that I was NOT alone. I hope that you'll start to feel better soon.
Tfg

Columbus, OH

#92 Jul 10, 2012
I haven't smoked for 6 months after smoking for 20 years. At first I felt better than I caught a cold which turned into pneumonia now I have asthma, allergies.... I've always had dogs now their hair is killin me....

In glad to read that in not alone and will try to exercise and plod on...

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