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Did any of you get diarrhea using VG based eliquids?

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by nikomoul, Aug 16, 2009.

Does vaping VG give you diarrhea?

  1. Yes, it does

  2. No, it does not

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  1. nikomoul

    nikomoul Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2009
    TMI alert!

    I have found that vaping vg is making me run to the bathroom. I did realize that "glycerin suppositories" are used for constipation, but thought inhaling glycerin wouldn't produce the same effect. Boy was I wrong! :|

    I got this from webmd:

    .hideFromJS {display:none;} Other Names:

    1,2,3-propanetriol, Glicerol, Glucerite, Glycerin, Glycerine, Glycerolum, Glyceryl Alcohol, Vegetable Glycerin.

    Review this TreatmentSee Brand Products


    GLYCEROL Overview Information

    Glycerol is a naturally occurring chemical. People use it as a medicine. Some uses and dosage forms have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    How does it work?

    Glycerol attracts water into the gut, softening stools and relieving constipation.

    GLYCEROL Uses & Effectiveness [​IMG]

    Likely Effective for:

    • Constipation, when used rectally as a suppository.

    Possibly Ineffective for:

    • Helping with weight loss, when taken by mouth.

    Likely Ineffective for:

    • Improving exercise performance when taken by mouth.
    • Treating stroke when used intravenously.

    Insufficient Evidence for:

    • Helping maintain the body's water levels (hydration) in athletes and people with intestinal problems, and other conditions.

    GLYCEROL Side Effects & Safety

    Glycerol is safe for most adults. It may not be safe when preparations of glycerol are used which have not been reviewed for safety and efficacy by the FDA. When taken by mouth, glycerol can cause side effects including headaches, dizziness, bloating, nausea, vomiting, thirst, and diarrhea.

    Glycerol may not be safe when injected intravenously (I.V. use). Red blood cells might get seriously damaged.

    Do not use glycerol if:

    • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

    GLYCEROL Interactions [​IMG]

    We currently have no information for GLYCEROL Interactions

    GLYCEROL Dosing

    The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

    • As an adult laxative for constipation: the common dose of glycerol is 2-3 grams in suppository form or a 5-15 mL enema. For children younger than six years old, the dose is 1-1.7 grams as a suppository or a 2-5 mL enema.

    View clinical references for this vitamin or supplement [​IMG]
    Arnall DA, Goforth HW. Failure to reduce body water loss in cold-water immersion by glycerol ingestion. Undersea Hyperb Med 1993;20:309-20.
    Bayer AJ, Pathy MS, Newcombe R. Double-blind randomised trial of intravenous glycerol in acute stroke. Lancet 1987;:405-8.
    Bjorvell H, Hylander B, Rossner S. Effects of glycerol addition to diet in weight-reducing clubs. Int J Obes 1984;8:129-33.
    Covington TR, et al. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs. 11th ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmaceutical Association, 1996.
    Fawer R, Justafre JC, Berger JP, Schelling JL. Intravenous glycerol in cerebral infarction: a controlled 4-month trial. Stroke 1978;9:484-6.
    Frei A, Cottier C, Wunderlich P, Ludin E. Glycerol and dextran combined in the therapy of acute stroke. A placebo-controlled, double-blind trial with a planned interim analysis. Stroke 1987;18:373-9.
    Friedli W, Imbach P, Ghisleni-Steinegger S, et al. [Treatment with 10% glycerin in acute ischemic cerebral infarct. Doubleblind study]. [Article in German]. Schweiz Med Wochenschr 1979;109:737-42.
    Inder WJ, Swanney MP, Donald RA, et al. The effect of glycerol and desmopressin on exercise performance and hydration in triathletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1998;30:1263-9.
    Montner P, Stark DM, Riedesel ML, et al. Pre-exercise glycerol hydration improves cycling endurance time. Int J Sports Med 1996;17:27-33.
    Murray R, Eddy DE, Paul GL, et al. Physiological responses to glycerol ingestion during exercise. J Appl Physiol 1991;71:144-9.
    Robergs RA, Griffin SE. Glycerol. Biochemistry, pharmacokinetics and clinical and practical applications. Sports Med 1998;26:145-67.
    Stanko RT, Reynolds HR, Hoyson R, et al. Pyruvate supplementation of a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet: effects on plasma lipid concentrations and body composition in hyperlipidemic patients. Am J Clin Nutr 1994;59:423-7.
    Wagner DR. Hyperhydrating with glycerol: implications for athletic performance. J Am Diet Assoc 1999;99:207-12.
    Yu YL, Kumana CR, Lauder IJ, et al. Treatment of acute cerebral hemorrhage with intravenous glycerol. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. Stroke 1992;23:967-71.
    Yu YL, Kumana CR, Lauder IJ, et al. Treatment of acute cortical infarct with intravenous glycerol. A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial. Stroke 1993;24:1119-24.

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    Am i the only idiot who can't use VG to vape? Say it aint so! Say i'm not the only one with this bad luck!
  2. chad

    chad Re-member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2009
    NY, USA
    Are you swallowing alot somehow?
  3. nikomoul

    nikomoul Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2009
    LOL. No. Just inhaling into my lungs.:oops:
  4. SLDS181

    SLDS181 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 11, 2009
    Western NJ
    Are you shoving the cart up your ...?

    Seriously. Look at what you quoted from web md:

    EDIT: Btw, you need ALOT for it to be effective at causing diarrhea by swallowing it.
  5. Satyr

    Satyr Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Edit: nevermind
  6. ramblingrose

    ramblingrose Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2009
    New Jersey USA
    No, you're not alone with this. Digestive oddities with VG are something we know about. If you search through older posts you'll find quite a bit on it. I think Cash is one who talks about some nasty problems with it.
  7. kalojado

    kalojado Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 2, 2009
    Dayton, Ohio Area
    Sheesh, check some of my older ones too. I have issues with VG. and felt like I was alone for a while. That stuff wreaks havok on my bowels and I stopped using it. I seem to be a minority, but I have tried VG twice about a week apart and have the same symptoms. No more VG for me....
  8. SLDS181

    SLDS181 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 11, 2009
    Western NJ
    It is atypical - do you have heart burn, ibs, or a history that would lend itself to irritation? Have you tried PG liquids?
  9. ramblingrose

    ramblingrose Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2009
    New Jersey USA
    You guys are a minority, but I gather that for those of you you have these problems with VG, it's bad and nothing's gonna make it tolerable.

    I like the effect VG has on the vapor and use some in my recipes, but it sure isn't enough of an improvement that I would keep trying if it had that effect on me. PG works just fine. To anyone who can't tolerate VG but is okay with PG, I'd say to just be glad there's a good option. As long as I have something that keeps me away from cigarettes I'm content.
  10. LABeachBum

    LABeachBum Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    How odd... I have been experiencing the reverse... I have been very constipated every since I quit smoking and started vaping (no matter how much fiber I consume!)... and came across this thread in hopes of finding someone with the same experience. I just assumed it was from quitting smoking rather than the vape ingredients since it always seemed smoking "helps things git movin' down ther"...

    On a side note, using Glycerin to facilitate a bowl movement is, in fact, VERY effective.
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  11. egodzilla

    egodzilla Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2012
    I seem to have the same problem with VG. It's not really diarrhea but i get some king of bowel movement very soon after I smoke it ...

    And we all do swallow it via the film that guilds up in out throat ...
  12. jamentertainment

    jamentertainment Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 4, 2011
    rhode island
    never pg or get me every time!!
  13. Fistandantilus

    Fistandantilus Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2011
    I just figured out that if I vape 100% VG juice it does wreak havoc on my bowels. Now If it is 60PG 40VG or 70PG 30VG I am fine. It's just when it is 100% pure. It sucks.
  14. throatkick

    throatkick Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2010
    In the very beginning I was experiencing a shortness of breath. I read about a few other having this problem and how maybe switching to VG could help. I went 100% VG for 2-3 weeks and never had a problem with "elimination".

    As it turned out, I was drawing way too hard trying to get throathit and that's what was causing my problems. Once I figured out how to vape properly, it all settled in and I went back to 70/30 or 80/20 PG.
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