02-21-2010, 09:27 AM
Hey guys, started vaping 2 days ago. I bought an RN4081 and a variety of flavoured liquids <caramel (24), vanilla (16), banana(18)>. Yesterday morning I woke up with a sore throat and this morning I woke up with a sore throat and a lot of phlegm, yellow, then black and then there was one with blood.
I've been smoking for 2 years and never have I woken up in the morning to cough up blood or that black stuff (???) only since I started vaping has that happened, only happens in the morning.
I did drink plenty of water (4 liters) during the day as I am vaping a pg based liquid, so I'm not sure why I have the sore throat.
The coughing up yellow, black and then red phlegm made me seriously worry and I'm thinking of going back to smoking cigarettes (plz don't rip on me for saying that)
Oh and I don't cough during the day, just when I wake up with phlegm.
I just wanna know if anyone else has had this problem particularly when quitting analogs cold turkey and started vaping full time like I did, I should obviously go to my doctor but I'm sure he would tell me to quit vaping or go back to cigarettes.
Thanks in advance
02-21-2010, 09:57 AM
Gosh, that must be so scary If it were just phlegm, I would say it's just your lungs being able to clear themselves from the nastiness of the cigarettes... but since there's blood you should definetly go get checked out I would say...could just be that you can't use the PG liquids.. and should just use VG as some people do have reactions to it... hopefully it's just that your throat is irritated from the PG..I'm kind of new to this, so stay tuned...you will get more advice from people who are much more experienced than me.. the people here are great...just wanted to let you know that I read your post, (I see it's your first one) and I'll be thinking about you! Please keep us updated!
02-21-2010, 10:22 AM
I went back and read through the whole thread and I thought this post above made earlier might help you out a little also...and if dr says nothing is wrong with your lungs, you might use a humidifier in your house, saline rinses (you can get a neti pot at Wal Mart or CVS) throat lozenges, or hard candy to keep saliva flowing and keep throat moisturized... Hope everything goes good for you!
Originally Posted by TheUltimateG
02-21-2010, 10:39 AM
O NO. I just wanted to say....I hope all works out for you and please keep us updated.
02-21-2010, 10:49 AM
Hey thanks for your reply Vlynn.
It could be the caramel flavouring, it's my only 24mg mix so I use it a lot.
Also just wanna say I don't think its a lung problem or anything because I'm not coughing during the day or at night.
It could be from dry sinuses dripping into my throat while I sleep caused by the pg, then in the morning I cough it up.
I do vape like a chimney and sometimes exhale through my nose, that could be it as well.
Just wondering though how do you guys solve your sore dry throat issues? I read a lot of you guys have been drinking lots of water and that it helps to keep the dry throat away, it didn't work for me
Do any of you know some tricks to get that sore throat away? Like oh I dunno, gargling with vasceline? lol
Thanks in advance
02-21-2010, 11:01 AM
yw for the reply! I've gotten such good advice on here, it's nice to maybe help someone else out for once lol....I've been lucky so far.. and haven't had any dry throat issues BUT I used to get strep throat twice a year when I was little.. if you've never had it... let me tell you..the sore throat is agonizing! I would gargle with a cup of very warm water with about a tsp of salt dissolved in it...oh..every hour or two... and it helped so much...maybe try that and see if it goes away..
02-21-2010, 11:01 AM
lol gargling with vaseline yeck....
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02-21-2010, 11:06 AM
Tam, When I started vaping I used only PG Liquid and I had no issues but then I threw in VG into the mix and about two carts after my throat felt dry and sore? So I discontinued use and drank lots of water and It went away the next day. I understand that some people have same reaction with PG.
I basically stick with HALO and Liquid Express Liquids which are PG...
I hope you find your vape sweet spot...
02-21-2010, 11:29 AM
You can reduce the nic content and this should help relieve the sore throat. When I first started vaping I would get a sore irritated throat but this eventually quit. I also have nose bleeds quite often which I know is related to ecigs. I can see coughing some blood from the sinus area but not from the lungs. Coughing up blood is very serious and you should seek medical attention immediately.
02-21-2010, 11:43 AM
Wait don't go to the Dr its nothing. you have nothing to worry about. its just your body saying you dieing. Just a part of life. Look at it like this you won't have to pay taxes by next year.
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