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    Question Heavy Breathing caused by too much nicotine? Anxiety???

    I don't know whats going on but sometimes I get a heavy chest after smoking my ecig. Even when I quit smoking my e-cig, i still have heavy breathing all the time... I just quit ciggerettes yesturday btw i am smoking 12-18mg. Feels like its hard to breathe like an elephant is sitting on your chest. I think it might be partially anxiety from laying down the cigs yesturday. But IMO i think it is from smoking too much nicotine and then i can't hardly breathe. I want to vape so bad, I don't want to smoke regular ciggerettes. That is why I quit smoking regular ciggerettes because I thought it would make me breathe better. I started feeling heavy chested and couldn't breathe that good smoking ciggerettes so I thought making the switch would help. Is this a matter of anxiety or too much nicotine. Or is it something else? My juices are pretty good grade i suppose?(Overstock e-cigs and more), I have heard good reviews on them.. they have pg and vg in them but I don't know the percentage values... I am smoking only in between 10-18 mgs at most. because I have 4 different juices mixed (1-0mg, 2-18 mg, 1-12 mg...I have a little bit of each mixed...) so I mean I don't have a perfect number but they can't go over 18mg if the highest is 18mg right? I definately need some support here.
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    It could be any number of things..if it gets worse STOP! It could be a PG allergy, it could be your chest just getting used to vapor and not smoke and all the other stuff, you will for a bit be hacking up black chunks of goo...but listen to your body...if it gets worse STOP...don't vapor lock yourself!!!

    Take it slow...don't over do it..you can get 24mg even 36mg (normal strong analog smokers start at 24mg)

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    welcome to ECF James ... not to alarm you, however, you should see your doctor ... could be unrelated to vaping.

    how long have you smoked for?
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    When you say elephant on your chest it makes me think of someone having a heart attack. Kinda scary man, would see a doctor or at least talk to someone with a medical background. It may be a PG allergy, so for the time being try on VG juice and see what happens. I think even walmart sells VG (flavorless) and add nicotine to it. Avejuice and Heathers Heavenly vapes also has an option for all vg. You will get your juice faster with Alien Visions (avejuice.com).
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    about 8 years for ciggerettes.

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    I think you misunderstood me. the highest nicotine in my tank is 18 mg juice. if the highest nicotine in your tank is 18 even if there are two 18s in there the levels can't go over what 18 mg levels should be right? because I have 0-mg blueberry pomegranite, 18 mg apple, 18 mg blueberry, and 12 mg hypnosis all mixed together. A little bit of each until my tank was full.

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    Yep. Your concentration is less than 18mg/ml. How much less is anybody's guess.

    I can't address the breathing problem, but will mention I felt a certain heaviness in the chest when I started with 80%vg. I switched to 70% pg and the problem has either gone away completely, or is much better. I hope you are near a shop that can do some custom mixing for you. If you can't eliminate the problem that way, maybe you should stop at least till you can get a real medical opinion.
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    Would it be due to to much nicotine though you think, or to much VG or PG? I have been stressed out lately over stuff so it might just be the stress and maybe I am having anxiety? I don't know. Can someone give me some good articles of the side effects of PG and VG and nictotine so I can try to figure out the problem? I don't know what to do. I don't really want to go to the doctor right now. I don't really have money right now to get any new juices.. I guess I will smoke an occassional analog I dont know guys I am lost? This really sucks I was really excited about quitting ciggerettes but don't know what to do with anything anymore...

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    Quoted, in part (copied and pasted):
    ".....That is why I quit smoking regular ciggerettes because I thought it would make me breathe better. I started feeling heavy chested and couldn't breathe that good smoking ciggerettes so I thought making the switch would help...."

    Did I read it correctly? You quit smoking cigarettes because you were heavy chested and couldn't breathe well?

    Anxiety is definitely a possibility. It could be the PG or VG in your juice. It could be the flavors that your e-liquids are made from. It could be the nicotine. Quitting cigarettes one day and starting to vape isn't necessarily going to make the heavy chest and breathing difficulties vanish immediately.

    Everyone wants to help and give our support.
    Last edited by ~Sue~Feb2012; 12-17-2013 at 07:02 PM. Reason: typo

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    Hi James! See if you can find out the name brand of your E-liquid. Have you been exposed to cold temps such as shoveling snow, etc?

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