I've come for help. I have recently started vaping in order to quit smoking (1pad for 15+ years). Started by doing some research as to what a good starter kit was. While I completed my research, got some Blu disposables, regular at first. Liked the amount of vape but the taste put me off, so I moved to the menthol (even though I never smoked menthol analogs). Those were a little better. I didn't go "vape-crazy" as some have mentioned nubes tend to do. I wanted to quit, so it was just to take the edge off. It was working, got down to 6 or 7 stinkies in a day.
Finally placed an order with GS and got them pretty quick. I ordered ever flavor they had, all in the 'light' nicotine, except for the vanilla which I got in zero nic just to see how that would go.
Excitedly, I ripped into all the flavors, taking a handful of hits off each to see what they tasted like. Most of them tasted like nothing. Well, maybe they tasted a little, but really, nothing to write home about. I thought this was odd. Even accounting for faked out testimonials, I couldn't image that all of them tasted like nothing and people continued to give them praise. Maybe I was expecting too much (like OMG! This chocolate cart tastes so much like chocolate, I am having a hard time not just stuffing it into my mouth and eating it). So I dutifully kept vaping when I had a nic fit even though vaping was far less satisfying than the real thing.
But then I started to notice that I really couldn't even taste analogs either. And my throat was so dry. Not just my throat, my mouth, my tongue. Hearing that vaping can dehydrate you, I drank a bunch more water than usual. This seemed to only help wet my mouth for a few seconds and then right back to absolutely parched.
Did a little test with salt and sugar on the tongue to see if I can taste anything, and really, I couldn't tell the difference between the two. Am I loosing my mind? Have I been this taste blind for so long I didn't notice until I cut back? Am I allergic to something in the juice (PG or VG) that has had a negative effect on me?
I really want to quit smoking, happy with my progress so far but not sure if i should continue. Thoughts?