I had horrible acid reflux while I was still smoking and it went away shortly after I switched to vaping. OTC Prilosec or Tums should help it and it wouldn't surprise me if you stop having symptoms at some point.
Like WoH I also had horrible acid reflex when I smoked. Its actually a common symptom for most smokers. There are many articles on the web that explain the relationship between smoking and heartburn/acrid reflex and other digestive problems related to analogues.
When I started vaping, 2 weeks later all my symptoms disappeared and no more pepcid/tums or any of the other myriad of heart burn medications out there for me.
When I started vaping I also changed up my diet a little (not too drastic) but I would not attribute the disappearance to diet because I changed my diet before when I smoked and still had HB.
Take some over the counter pepcid or other acid reducer and take it when you dont have heartburn for a period of 2-3 weeks and everything will back to normal.
Yeah, I've been taking tums and I'll mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a glass of water and chug it (blech!). I never really NOTICED heartburn being caused from smoking analogs, but that may have been the cause of my long-term heartburn to begin with. I quit analogs for a month and 2 weeks recently, right before swithching to my new e-cig. I still had heartburn every now and then, but now that I think about it, it wasn't as bad when I wasn't smoking. I also stopped drinking as much because i thought that may be the cause. When I got my e-cig, it started getting really, really bad again. Perhaps it will be gone pretty soon. I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one experiencing these problems, though
Acidity is a problem for me for about 2 years, doc started me on nexium about 10 months ago. Been vaping for a bit over a week (no death sticks) and I have not noticed any increase in acidity. That said, I would give it a little time. I've noticed that there is a definite physical adjustment period to vaping.
I haven't posted anything about it because I am not sure where these little things I experience are coming from. Is it from vaping or because I quit smoking? Vaping or because I was getting less sleep because cravings were causing a bit of insomnia? Vaping or because I was eating less because my hunger has been less since I have a nice flavor in my mouth all day? You get the idea, I can't say if these are directly vaping related or due to other changes that switching and quitting death sticks has caused.
In any event, I noticed most of these things are gone or have tapered off a couple days ago. I chalk this up to an adjustment period.
Tums doesnt have enough acid reducer have any long term effect. Go to wallgreens or what ever the equivalent store is in MS and get either pepcid or prilosec and take it 2 x daily for 2-3 weeks and you will see real long term results.
Been HB free for 8 months. Serious HB is a ..... and very painful and screw up your stomach lining in the long run.
I've actually experienced some vaping related heart burn. - This is sort of a personal and not-so-pleasant conversation to have with strangers, but... Why not? I'm going to keep it short and sweet without gruesome details, though:
A couple of my mostly or 100% VG juices irritate my sinuses a bit. That generates some post nasal drip. That gives me heart burn. - It is less when I'm working out doors and away from others because I feel free to clear my throat and spit. It's worse when I'm indoors and around others because no one wants to hear or see me clear my throat and spit...
I type in monotone unless otherwise noted with emoticons, bold type, italics, etc.
Yes, I get heartburn also. Especially if I had a terrible day and I've upped my nic some. I generally vape 18mg but I keep 24mg around just in case I need it. After a good solid 6 hours with the 24mg, Tums become my best friend.
I would tell you to drink lots of water but that can cause heartburn in me also. I know, I'm strange.
Water causes heartburn for me to. I've been having to avoid all colas, fruit juices, water, and everything to that extent. I can drink water IF I haven't eaten any spicy foods or drank any acidic things. But I'll switch to the pepcid and start using it instead of tums, so hopefully that will kill it soon. Still watching my diet and I've only drank once since I began vaping to avoid the awful heartburn. It seems to be getting better every day, but I'm not going to let my guard down
I used to get heartburn from smoking too much especially drinking coffee and then again when I first started vaping. I was using the KR808 system and getting occasional mouthfuls of eliquid. I haven't really had it since I got my REO. Not sure if it's the REO or just adjustment after over 6 months of vaping.
I highly recommend Country Life Cal-Snack wafers as a natural antacid that works like Tums but less nasty chemicals. They are huge chewable vanilla/orange flavored wafers and you can drink water with them-very tasty. Heartburn goes away almost instantly. Usually one will do the trick and occasionally two if it's really bad. Technically they are Calcium with Magnesium and Vitamin D supplements, but they sure do the trick. A Whole Foods employee recommended them to me when I had a serious attack in the store. Don't buy them there though since they are over twice the price as buying online.
Since it feels like you are having a heart attack, instant relief is very reassuring. I've woken up with heartburn and been back to sleep in 5 minutes after eating one.