Chest discomfort for 2 years

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Hi Everyone, my name is casey. I'm a healthy male age 33, quit smoking 2 years ago. Average drinker but also quit as well. It's been then, i started doing exercise, such as jogging, stretching and deep breathing. It all started like this, since i quit cigarette on April 3rd 2016, my life began to change. What i expect was a change for good, healthier and wiser. Seem that my imagination was a little cloudy, it was not what i expected anyway. After 2 weeks i had quit cold turkey, i began to have flu, sore throat, headache, coughing and tummy ache. But that is normal for Quitters to go through right? Yes it is indeed after 3 months of suffering the Quitters Flu and i began to recover back to normal again. But! Not for long...

I began to develop this sore on my chest sensation until i rushed my self to nearest hospital. Dr Brian a specialist doctor told me to go for x-ray and the results came out to be fine. He provide me with medicine to consume for 2 weeks. After i finished those medicines and the soreness on my chest began to came back again. It was like a popping and clicking sensation on my sternum when ever i twist or stretch. Sometimes i feel sharp stabbing sensation on my left chest. And sometimes on my right chest. It came with episodes. Came when it wants to, and leave for a short period. It's been 2 years and 4 months now up to today since i live with this condition. When it get tense, you will feel sore when ever you breathe. I have been to so many doctors.. What they gave me was only pain killer.. I developed an severe anxiety too after i quit, and also live 2 years and 4 months with it...headache also come and go... Body sore, nerve sore.. Shivering and feel anxious... Does anyone had exactly the same condition as i do??

I really need to know.. Or am i alone?? Even my family doesn't understand how i feel and going through... Anyone?

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    Two years.. you're strong. Anyways I am not a Dr but you might have Costocondritis or an anxiety issue. Dealing with these issues myself

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    Hi NeededHelp,  I smoked for a long time and never wanted to quit or thought about quitting, but then I did on my own...didn't think too much about it although i admit i liked smoking cigarettes; just enjoyed it; not in excess; one once in a while...anyway, I figured now I'll be real healthy right ?  WRONG !!!  I developed so many different ailments and I never get sick..pains everywhere in my body, acid reflux, enormous gas, chest pain, left sided this, right sided that; thought i had really bad diseases..well, it's been almost a year since i quit and now i believe that smoking meant much more to me than i realized as well as it has somewhat of a health benefit such as I've read it's an anti-inflammatory,  helps keep our immune system up and not to mention how it truly becomes a part of our lives like one of our limbs so to speak..we really depend on it for many reasons and one is that it is our friend, our comforter, our music, our companion on our work breaks, our helper when we can't sleep, our helper for many things..now, when we lose this friend, we get upset and that's when our body gets sick and worn out and develops symptoms that really are mourning symptoms i think...you know what i do once every 2 months; i light a cigarette outside and blow the smoke out; don't inhale; just take a drag and blow it up in the air and then i don't even want it...just got the smell of a cigarette; a long lost friend..makes me feel better and almost like i did smoke..sometimes i don't even light it; just take a drag on a unlit cigarette..most of my chest pain came from over-exertion of the muscles and most has gone away.  Also, alot of it is gas so try relieving the gas with ginger ale or an ant-acid and if you burp then you know it's gas or acid indigestion..everything changes when we quit smoking like our breathing, our movements inside i believe..i really do think that smoking had health benefits for me and i've heard it does help some with different medical conditions...hope you heal fast..take care smile  PS:  I can run now I admit in place longer than i thought...I just have to get outside and run when my knee heals; that hurt knee got worse when i over used it because i thought i was invincible now that i quit smoking..smile take it slow..

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      Hi Mary, Thanks for your courage words and it helps me to calm down a lot. 

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