Written in hopes that someone else might be going through the same problems and that sharing the information as my case goes along would be helpful to others. Also, I think this way it's easier for me to track the whole cycle of mis-diagnosis' and treatments.
First, let's skip back almost a year. I'd quit my short smoking stint of two years(half-pack/day) and started vaping. At this time me and my fiancé moved to a new apartment and about one and a half month later got a dog as a pet(hence the allergy testing mentioned later on).
I enjoyed vaping, still do. It helped me break my smoking habbit without having to give up nicotine.
My first kit was a eGo-type battery and some MDCC's from Smok. First juices I tried out were 100% PG, the cheap chinese stuff. About after a month of vaping my throat was a mess. It hurt constantly and I quit vaping and went back to smoking for about a month(Why, oh why.. ). Then I found information on some local internet forums that the issues I'd had might've been caused by PG. Didn't take me long to get some PG/VG mixes(50/50 and 70/30) and off I went with vaping again.
It was great to be off the cancer stick again. But then came new problems...
Really persisten phlegm began building up in the back of my throat after about two months. This time though I consulted the internet first before quitting vaping as I did not want to pick up smoking again. People recommended I dropped my nicotine levels from the 18mg's I was at now. So I did, I dropped down to about 10-12 mg's, but that didn't help. And that's about it, this is still the situation I'm writing from.
About two weeks ago I finally managed to get my hands on some 100% VG juices and tried that for two weeks. Thusfar no change.
If anything, it's gotten worse. My throat feels very.. Hmm.. Acidy? If you've ever had heartburn, you probably know what I'm talking about. But as a heartburn sufferer myself, I'm guessing this isn't heartburn. This is going on only in my throat, it doesn't rise up from the esophagus as it usually does with heartburn.
I've been to the doctor and they've ruled out chronic sinusitis(for the phlegm build-up) and have now started ruling out allergies. I should hear back on that at the end of this week. If those come in negative, it's off to a throat-ear-nose specialist with me.
Hope is all I have at this point. I definitely don't want to have to quit vaping... Dunno if I'm yet ready to give up the nicotine.
Anyways. That's that, for now. I'll update the thread when I know something new.