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   Posted 8/28/2015 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I’m 18 years old and I just got diagnosed with asthma so I have quit smoking for 2 weeks. But I still get the hard time breathing once in a while if I walk too much or too much exercise. Is that normal? other than that I feel great.

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   Posted 8/29/2015 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Good for you and awesome on your success in quitting smoking! I imagine you will continue to see improvement in breathing the longer you go without smoking. It takes time for the gunk to get out and your lungs to clear themselves of the sticky tar residue from smoking. Sounds like your on the right track and keep up the great work!!

When something bad happens to you, you can let it destroy you, let it define you, or you can let it strengthen you.

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   Posted 8/31/2015 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
There is something called "exercise induced asthma" which is brought on by exercising. Often people for whom exercise is a trigger will use an inhaler like albuterol prior to exercise to help prevent bronchospasm. Some people have asthma attacks brought on by cold air or even laughter. That's a big one for me. I have to be careful not to laugh too hard/too long or I will have an asthma attack. Sounds ridiculous I know, but it's true. rolleyes

You should mention it to your doctor. She can help determine if it's due to your lungs healing from smoking, just the regular struggle of getting into better shape, or if it is the asthma.
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