24 mg too much?

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  1. fullmetal24

    fullmetal24 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm vaping Gorilla Juice 24 mg. I love the juice but I don't know if its too high. I decided to take a break from vaping from noon to night and I had some headaches. What are your guys experience with 24 mg? Is it time to cut down to 18?
     
  2. rack_seven

    rack_seven Full Member Verified Member

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    when i started vaping i was at 24 and got light headed and short of breath,i immediately went down to 18 to see if it was cause 24 mighta been to high,and 18 was a better vape.I have since gone down from 18 but i would try a lower mg.
     
  3. Jaguar G

    Jaguar G Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I vape 24 mg exclusively, no problems. Nicotine is a funny thing, if you have enough you don't want any more. You may try thinning it down a bit and see if that helps, or just get some 18 mg, 12 mg, 6 mg, or 0 and see of there is something that agrees with you more.

    Jag
     
  4. fullmetal24

    fullmetal24 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Hmm how much do you guys vape, and now much analogs did you smoke? I use to smoke around 8 analogs a day but then again I'm a recovering addict as well.
     
  5. CountSmackula

    CountSmackula Genisis Junkie Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Headaches after you quit vaping? Nic withdrawal maybe? I quit smoking w/ 36mg, tried stepping down to 24mg after 6 weeks & HAD to go back to 36mg. I was 'antsy' and found myself vaping more... So, I'm staying at 36 for now.
     
  6. Jaguar G

    Jaguar G Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I smoked 1-2 packs a day, I vape 24 mg, about 3-5 ml a day. Since you were less than a 1/2 a pad, maybe drop to 18 or 12 mg or less for all day vaping.

    Just my guess, everyone is different and you just have to find the nic level that fits you and have fun with it.

    Jag

     
  7. CountSmackula

    CountSmackula Genisis Junkie Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I was a PAD smoker. Reds, Mediums, Lights as the mood hit hit me. Ended up mostly smoking the Special Blends. After I started vaping 36mg, I didn't want the stinky sticks anymore. Of course everyone is different, so YMMV. Good luck!
     
  8. fullmetal24

    fullmetal24 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks for the replies, I think I'm gonna be switching between 24 and 18 mg. Sometimes I want that quick vape before class or long vaping sessions at home.
     
  9. Sweeney Todd

    Sweeney Todd Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    From what I've read, different people metabolize nic differently, and based on how they smoked, got different levels of nic from a single cigarette. So it's really down to personal experimentation, to find what works best for you.

    I started at 18, and probably should have started at 24, since I had notable side effects. At one point I felt ill and thought it was the vaping, and got worse -- it was nic withdrawl. Now I'm at 12 with occasional sessions of 18.

    My personal rule of thumb is not to use more than I need to avoid cravings, but again, it really does come down to a personal decision.
     
  10. saxguy9345

    saxguy9345 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I own both 12mg and 18mg juice from different places so I have at least one stronger mix to take with me. I have had juice as low as 6mg. I literally started inhaling it, but it did give the 18mg a more "situational" feel, after 2 weeks or so. I'd still classify myself as an 18mg fan, still lower than I started at.
     
  11. scribes

    scribes Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Pack a day Kool Menthol full flavor for ~14 years.
    Vape 18mg

    24mg makes my throat feel weird, and makes me nauseous.
    12mg keeps me going, but doesnt always do it.
    8mg doesnt seem to curb my cravings at all. I tried for a week. Vaped CONSTANTLY, like 2-3 puffs every 2 minutes, was literally non stop, and an analog never left my mind.

    18mg is my sweet spot.
     
  12. Mythus2012

    Mythus2012 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    WAS...a PAD smoker started vaing at 24mg exclusively about 3 months ago. Recently got a flavor I really, really enjoy and found that I was constently vaping while at home and 24mg is too high for vaping like that for me, started to get light headed and a little sick. When I start feeling like that I start dripping 0mg for the rest of the night. I now have 1/2 my flavors at 24mg and 1/2 at 18mg with a few 0mg (just in case). But as was said above, this is a very personal experience and its all about what works for you. If you were only at 1/2 pk day analogs I would bet you're too high at 24mg.
     
  13. sumoman25

    sumoman25 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I vape 36mg, so you're not too high :)

    Higher mg juice is safe, so long as you don't vape as frequently as someone who vapes a lower mg juice. There's some difference between people, but I think it's a good general rule to follow. I take a max of 10 drags an hour, and every drag is 15-20 seconds, because feelsgoodman.

    I just do it for throat hit, but I definitely notice with lower frequency of use you can actually achieve a buzz a lot of the time. I get a strong buzz every morning, and a few smaller ones during the day, just my experience.

    Also, recovering addict? I don't want to assume anything, but if you're using/recovering from other substances it could have an interaction with nicotine, might not be a good one either.
     
  14. salventura

    salventura Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I was a pad smoker. Started off with 36mg, just recently (few days ago) dropped down to 24mg - can't really tell no difference, although it seems like I'm vaping more with the 24mg, other than that I have no side effects. The 36mg didn't mess with me, except 1 time and that was my very first vape. I had a nice buzz, got me thinking if they added something else to it.. lol Since than I have not experienced a nicotine buzz.
     
  15. sumoman25

    sumoman25 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Hmm, I'm interested to know whether or not my method would work with other people. I was a 1/2 PAD smoker, and I got a buzz every first cigarette of the day, same results with vaping.

    I actually do 2 drags every 1 drag, the first is a long mouth inhale, the second is a sharper direct lung inhale. Both of them combined is about 20 seconds long, and it annoys my friends when I hold my finger up letting them know I'm not going to be talking for a little while.

    Gives me a huge nicotine rush if I haven't had a vape in a little while, and insane throat hit.
     
  16. salventura

    salventura Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    :D You know something... I just tried that, and it actually worked for me. I had to repeat the process twice with a 24mg cart, but I have a nice nicotine buzz right now. :vapor:
     
  17. sumoman25

    sumoman25 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Awesome man, I'll have to see if it works with some more people too. A word of caution though, I can't vape the other way anymore, it's not the same :vapor:
     
  18. MickeyRat

    MickeyRat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Really, there's no way to know what nic level will work for you. Some 1/2 pack a day ultra-light smokers need 24. Some 2 pack a day Camel smokers can't take more than 12. You'll have to find it by trial and error. Expect it to change some as you go too.
     
  19. Aloysius

    Aloysius Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    ^^^ Truth. I was a 1.5 PAD smoker, then switched to rollies with a really strong (pipe tobacco) mix to save $$$. But I started at 18mg, and now I'm quite happy with 12mg juice. Tried 24mg once, and it was too much for me.
     
  20. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Although everyone is different, 24mg strength is very high for someone who only smoked 8 cigarettes per day.
    BUt if you are getting too much nicotine your body will tell you by giving you headaches, and eventually making you feel nauseous.

    So I'm a little confused... you got headaches when you STOPPED using nicotine?
     
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