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    Hello everyone, I've been vaping for about four months 7 months in total, but the last four months i got my new electronic ciagrette the Tornado, I've been very ill three times within these four months, the exact same fever aswell.. starts with a sore throat then turns into a full blown flu which last around 1 week. I was wondering has anyone else experienced this before? it could be something else besides then electronic cigarette but just want to see if this has happend to anyone else.

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    I have never seen that in myself of my 8 vaping friends.

    After you got the first flu, you did get real particular about sterlizing your equipment?

    I always sterilize my carts often and the exterior about once a week.

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    I am sick after quitting smoking

    after the question go down 3 posts and lucyb explains some of this.
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    Hi! Much congrats on quitting smoking, it's a huge step!! I am a nurse, and acquitted 7 year smoker (ha ha), going on 10 months now staying quit. You're not sick, and antibiotics will do nothing but lower your resistance to real infections in the future, not to mention most antibiotics will do number on your stomach. Your withdrawal symptoms are perfectly normal, everyone experiences some of these to varying degrees. The reason you're coughing up stuff, having a sore throat, ear issues etc... your cilia in your airway, which are tiny microscopic tubes that move mucous and saliva along, get killed by your smoking. Ever had a cold when you smoked, and the smoking actually kind of seemed to make you cough less? However, these little guys are able to regenerate. So, when you quit, and they start coming back, of course they start working again, and start bringing all that crap that has been sitting in your lungs the whole time, and bringing it up to the surface. So, it's a good thing! Feels lousy, I know, but it will pass. Drink lots of water, that helps break up some of the secretions. For your ears, I'm guessing some stuff is also draining upstairs, too. Hope this helps.
    to my understanding the nose cavities are a host to germs. smoking gives you a ton of tar coating the lining. my guess is that now that the tar isn't making a sort of glue strip to trap them your body is getting more germs.
    i'm no dr. but i have heard of people swabbing the insides of there cavities with qtips and rubbin alkie while people are getting sick around them and staying healthy.

    really though with out knowing when and how you became sick by asking the germs it could have been anything.
    from people around you, the juice supplier was sick, or some other contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numfluff View Post
    Hello everyone, I've been vaping for about four months 7 months in total, but the last four months i got my new electronic ciagrette the Tornado, I've been very ill three times within these four months, the exact same fever aswell.. starts with a sore throat then turns into a full blown flu which last around 1 week. I was wondering has anyone else experienced this before? it could be something else besides then electronic cigarette but just want to see if this has happend to anyone else.

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    There's a thread in the ECF Library titled "Understanding your symptoms . . ." What you're describing isn't listed among any of the expected symptoms, and may not be caused by vaping.

    You might try cleaning your cart and atty with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. I clean my attys every few days with isopropyl alcohol and haven't had a problem. You might just be reinfecting yourself with something.

    Where did you get your juice from? Perhaps you should change suppliers. I've avoided juices from China, but even US makers may have quality assurance issues. Try changing carts, attys and juice.

    Consider seeing a doctor.

    Good luck, Num, and get better soon!

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    I've actually had LESS illness since I started vaping - a cold I did have lasted 3 days instead of the usual 2 weeks and I didn't get my often-aquired sinus infection (thank GOD). COlds also used to go straight to my chest, but this one didn't - and tbh usually by April Id have been sick a few times (with colds the kids bring home from school with distressing regularity) instead of once.
    The only downside for me has been an increase of hayfever - and I attributed that to a healthier nose picking up more pollen (reading Distorted's post it looks like I wasn't far off lol)
    I do try and remember to sterilise my carts (I use an alcohol bath followed by hot soap n water and rinse) as often as possible; Im sure lots of germs cling to them if we aren't careful but as PG is something of a germicide I haven't been too fussy over it lol.

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    Yes it could be something else, it could just be the flu virus

    I think with this new unproven thing, lot of folks are quick to blame it for every little thing. It's unknown so it's kinda understandable. If you go to the health section of this forum there is a lot of resources and folks talking about health effects.

    But to answer your question no, only negative side effect I've had is getting dehydrated quicker then before.
    Truthiness: The natural human condition to ignore facts and just go with whats in your gut! Colbert

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    Numfluff what type of ejuice are you using? You may have an allergy to either pg or vg. Check what type of ejuice you're using and then switch to see if that's the problem. When I first started vaping I tried all vg and didn't feel all that great. I had no problem with all pg but some people do. This may be a long shot and you may have a recurring virus but it's worth a try.

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    Default my symptoms

    were never that extreme, but i would and sometimes still do get the chills and the squirts, even to this day i havent coughed up stuff from my chest, but lots of people were always asking me why I bother to smoke if i don't do it that much?. I thot I smoked too much, but 1 a day is too much, huh?
    anyway, just this am I took all my carts and atty's and decided it was time for a bath. I have white whistle tips and really looking at it, I saw some pretty gross stuff. OMG, can you imagine what you can't see on the black tips. I wondered if my clogged ears had anything to do with the germs on there, but I doubt it..
    Anyway, DO NOT give up your quest, just think kill the germs and keep your equipment clean.

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    I've been using the totally wicked E-juice mixed with decadent vapours, the flavoured Totally wicked E-juice and nothing more. Well from the feedback I'm pretty confident it isint the electronic cigarette, Just a very poor immune system :P to the doctor then lol

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    YEA NUMFLUFF IM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM.WAS HAVING A PARTY AND WAS CHAIN VAPING,i was using old tanks that i did not clean.The next day my lungs hurt and now i feel like im getting a cold,i must have got a bug in my lungs or something..I dont know if this is why,but im gonna stop vaping for a few days,take some meds,and clean everything with alcohol! I hope this is why i am sick???
    Last edited by Conboy; 03-23-2011 at 12:57 PM.

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