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    I had very high anxiety in the first couple months, and I felt that I was experiencing a bit of depression...I, too, upped my nicotine level to 36 mg. at times but leveled out by month 3...I considered snus but decided to stick it out...glad I did, just passed the 10 month mark and I've been stable and Yay smoke and tobacco free!

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    I've been vaping since February. I've been defining my self as bipolar for approx 12 years. My episodes haven't been as severe (actually I haven't had any real problems since moving down South three years ago, except for the occasional momentary lapse of reason) so I guess I'm not "as" bipolar as I was. But the vaping hasn't seemed to have triggered anything unusual.

    If anything I have more energy, smell better and just feel like an overall healthier person having stopped smoking. I'm actually in the process of considering stopping vaping, but I'm in no rush.

    Sometimes juggling all of the atomizers, batteries, carts, liquids, becomes somewhat of a hassle. Man can only serve one master... type thing

    But yeah, every e-cig is different. Every liquid is different. Make sure your sources are sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nesf View Post
    Nah wasn't saying that PG triggered the depression but the switch to e-cigs and the resulting quitting of smoking had triggered the depression. All being more complicated by me being trialled on a new antidepressant at the moment.

    I'm hoping the Lexapro will make up for the lack of MAOIs from the tobacco.
    I used Lexapro after losing my job and a failing 2nd marriage and becoming depressed. It's a miracle drug, or was at least for me. I have a good friend who lost his son in an auto accident about a year ago and was prescribed Lexapro. It allowed him to go back to work. My father started using it several years ago for anger management, which he has always had problems with and he is now a lot better at controlling his emotions. He calls it the "don't give a s... drug"

    btw, there is a much less expensive version (generic) of Lexapro called Citalopram. I asked the doctor specifically for this since it is only $4 at discount drugists here in the US. Lexapro is $75!! He looked it up and said, sure, no problem.

    I wish the best for you. Depression is a bad mutha!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by t9c View Post
    btw, there is a much less expensive version (generic) of Lexapro called Citalopram. I asked the doctor specifically for this since it is only $4 at discount drugists here in the US. Lexapro is $75!! He looked it up and said, sure, no problem.
    Fortunately, due to the way drug pricing works in Ireland I get my Lexapro for free, so it's not a problem for me. (In Ireland you only pay for the first 130 of drugs per month, the State picks up the tab for the rest)

    Quote Originally Posted by t9c View Post
    I wish the best for you. Depression is a bad mutha!!
    Cheers. At the moment it's the insomnia that's driving me a bit nuts.

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    It's all mental. You get the same mental health benefits from an e cig that you get from an analog. Believe I was very conecrened about it and looked it up and talked to my doctor about it. The nicotine can help with mental illness but its only the nicotine nothing else.

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    i dunno, there's another thread that makes sense too - about the beta carbolines missing and suggesting that could act as an MAOI

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    You're right DemonCowboy. Check out this website:

    This is your brain on nicotine

    I use nasal snuff each day and a bit of snus here and there to replace the MAOI that is missing since there isn't any WTA in e-liquid. It really helps. I probably should try to up my nicotine again too (I'm back up to 18mg again now... it is better, but I'm thinking I should try going up to 24mg to see if I get an even better improvement).

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    well adding snus or snuff seems like a chore and an expensive 1 as i'm not in a "helpful life situation" so far i've been ok-ish but i'm fluctuating between 36mg and 24mg and it's not leaving my hands for long. what i'd LOVE to find for my juice would be an inexpensive additive proven to offer the exact MOAI effect w/o resorting to all the other chemicals (don't like the idea of paying for chemicals i don't want) so i can continue to evade letting BP pump me full of their junk that the drug interaction data reads like it'll kill me even faster than smoking would.

    and because i don't think there's a magic anything that automagically makes the world a better place (though that would be my first option if there was!!!)

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    So am I wrong? Is it just the nicotine or other chemicals in a cigarette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by son et lumiere View Post
    So am I wrong? Is it just the nicotine or other chemicals in a cigarette?
    Yeah you're wrong, there's a chemical that acts as an antidepressant in tobacco smoke that isn't in vapour from an e-cig.

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