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I has stopped smoking for 14 years and started socially

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i has stopped smoking for 14 years and started socially about 2 years ago,however the past year i have been smoking on a daily basis. last Monday i decided no more smoking..... I have been feeling heavy around the chest area and not breathing as i normally do. I am very scared right now and cannot believe i continued for so long.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

These symptoms are most commonly caused by the anxiety associated with quitting smoking.

However, underlying heart problem is also possible.

Since I cannot examine you online, I will advise you to see your doctor soon for a clinical evaluation.

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