Blu is 100% VG. High VG can cause some people to get congestion and 'heavy chest'. Doesn't mean that you can't handle VG, just not high VG. From what I've read of other people's experiences, most that were sensitive to high VG find that as long as the VG is kept below 50 or 60% they are good.
Since you vape so little, I doubt you are looking to replace everything with new hardware and start filling your own. You'll need something compatible that isn't so high in VG. This is a company that makes a Blu compatible carto and has a wide flavor selection, but uses a mix of PG and VG, so it might be better for you congestion-wise. I have not ordered from them, but have heard positive reviews of their flavors.
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new suggestion for you, I chewed the gum for more than 15 years. I am currently into my dentist and oral surgeon for an awful lot of money. My dentist is the one that got me into vaping. Try 80/20 PG/VG, or try 80/20 VG/VG or whatever it takes but get off the gum.
I play with DIY but I know some suppliers will vary the pg/vg mixture for you.
Welcome to ECF and best of luck finding some sort of vaping gear and nicotine liquid that works for you.
Blu's are 100% VG. For some people a high percentage of VG will cause a feeling of heaviness in the lungs. NJOY doesn't say what their PG/VG ratio is but their NJOY King disposable tastes like it has a fairly high PG to VG ratio. You might want to try one of those to see if you get the same sort of congestion.
Some people are allergic to some flavorings. Congestion is a very common allergy symptom. Also, some people are allergic to PG but those symptoms are usually along the lines of irritation rather than congestion.
I, too tried Blu for a long time. Their stuff made me cough and get congested. Their liquid is 100% VG (vegetable glycerine). I've read of about people being sensitive to PG (Propylene Glycol) but not VG. Weird. When I upgraded to an Ego-T system with a tank and started using mostly PG juices, I haven't had the problem since. I think the VG is what did it to me, and that is why Blu didn't work for me.
When I first started vaping I got congested and my throat killed me for a few days. I switched juices (I was smoking a menthol heavy juice) and eased up on how often I was vaping until it went away. I'm not sure what exactly caused the throat and congestion issues but once I eased up on the menthol that seemed to help a lot.
Hope you find something that gets you feeling better!!
Right after I started vaping --I had a little congestion that was not usual for me. It cleared up after about two weeks without any analogs at all. In the very beginning--I still smoked about 3 a day while vaping--once I stopped the analogs it began to clear up.
I do think what the other poster mentioned about the lungs clearing up might also have been a bit of a factor.
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First, DAMN! thats a lot of helpful replies, fast! I lost the thread and couldn't reply back.
It gave me time to do some research anyways.
I've already ordered some more liquids that I was going to refill the blu carts with. As others have said the blu's are 100% VG. Maybe my body doesn't like that. I've also found a local vendor I plan on visiting this weekend. Going to go ahead an get an ego type device and see what kind of fluids he has.
And am going to try to lower the nic level also.
I'll update and let yall know how it goes.
I really want this to work. I'm down to 1 cigarette a day from 3 or 4(I wasn't going to have one this morning but can't let the rest of the pack go to waste ), and cut the nicorette down 90%.
Approx what year did you notice it screwed around w/your gums & teeth? I know it's different for everyone, but I wasn't aware it could get real bad. This info can help me get off of it quicker and talk to my friend. She's slowly getting into vaping but she's got 10 yr old twins, busy and she still likes the gum cuz it's quick and easy and she can chew it w/the kids because, hey, it's gum.