I'm not gonna get panicked by a sinus problem. I'm sure vaping is far less harmful than smoking so I'll continue to vape. Never going back to filthy cigarettes - that would be more than daft.
But I am interested to hear more from TB about the research on the phlegm problem and hopefully how to manage it better.
Dadgum, I like you.
Originally Posted by Caesarea
Best not to ask for a Schnozzleheads social group though.
- we'd only fill it with post-nasal drip posts!
After a coupla thousand you get to become a Mucus Master
I am noticing an increase in phlegm production after 7 months of vaping. I use a variety of PG and VG based liquids. I've also started to cough on inhale, my lungs are rejecting the vapor. My nose seems to be constantly dripping clear mucous, especially in the mornings.
I awoke this morning with tears running down my face, a common symptom for me of an allergy reaction and the runny nose to accompany the tears. Liquids seem to be coming from several different orifices at the same time.
I assume it must be a build-up of film on the lungs, causing irritation and mucous production. I am very interested in seeing the results of the report Tropical Bob is referring to you.
In the meantime, I am vaping less and hoping the symptoms will ease up or disappear completely. If they don't, I'll stop vaping and hope for the best.
I am wondering if the flavorings don't play a larger part in the symptoms than PG or VG. I've changed to unflavored to see if there is any improvement.
Keep in touch Beckah - I have the same problems with the nose. I use unflavoured and mild tobacco flavours when it is bad. But it does feel like hay fever. Anti histamine meds seem to help but can't keep taking those all the time.
Thinking of trying to retrain myself not to exhale through the nose, but darn it that is a 50 yr old habit now!
I prefer the clear phlegm I get from vapping then the greenish glow in the dark one I use to get from analogs (Canadian cigarettes must be radioactive)
I did notice more phlegm from e-liquid with coloring in them so I'm quitting those.
I normally clear my sinus good when I go snorkeling, the best trick I found so far dive at 15-20 feet then come back up wait a bit, and out it goes
If i have been vaping alot durring the day, I wake up in the morning with
almost the same "smokers lung" congestion and some caughing.
Not as bad as analog ciggies, but it's still there.
This leaves me w/ the idea that the vapor is causing almost as much
irratation as the analog
Anyone else notice this?
I already have the clear phlegm problem and I've been vaping for only about 3 months. (Course I have COPD as well.) But the phlegm isn't nearly as bad as with analogues, thankfully. Certain flavours do not agree with me either, as one poster indicated. For example, my lungs can't take some of the Lorann flavourings and the RY4 from DIYflavorshack nearly did me in. So I avoid the ones I have problems with. You will find you can tolerate some formulations better than others.
Originally Posted by TropicalBob
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