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e liquid as anti depressant?

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by Chris Eller, Jun 28, 2014.

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  1. Just wondering if anyone had this side effect, I seem to have leveled off in mood no highs, no lows, seems to keep me on an even keel. I dont have depression problems but what I have noticed is that I used to be an avid gamer, I spent 80% of my free time playing games, they kept me excited. Since I started vaping I can't sit in front of a game for more than 15 minutes before getting bored, I mean games I could play for 8 hours or more before and I will get excited for a new game, buy it, play 5 minutes and be done. I have heard about people being in a fog after vaping and I have gotten used to it so I am thinking this stuff is affecting me in my brain but it seems the FDA and others are more concerned about taxing and regulating it than to do test for health, ah well at least I am saving money....
  2. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
    All the stuff I use to do got boring when I discovered vaping. I spend all my time here now. :D There are probably others that feel the same was as you do. I got the same kind of comfort from cigarettes for 40 some years. Vaping is no different for me. I am pretty happy (as long as no one gets on my reserve nerve). Happy vaping to you. :)
  3. Katmar

    Katmar Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2009
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Cigarettes contained MAOIs in them, which can promote better moods. In other words, they may have been disguising depression for you. Wouldn't hurt to talk to a professional.

    Also, you may want to try Swedish Snus, as they contain the same alkaloids for mood problems and are extremely safe.

    Good luck to you.
  4. another interesting thing is that i drink a huge cup of coffee every morning and I used to get such a jolt from it but now i can't even feel the caffeine. I don't really feel sad or anything, I just feel as though my moods have been stabilized. I don't really get excited or sad about anything anymore.
  5. seems to be more when i goto a vg blend.
  6. Katmar

    Katmar Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2009
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Well, that one's easy. Stay away from the VG!!!
  7. Lurch

    Lurch Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2014
    Central Florida
  8. Firecrow

    Firecrow Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2014
    Toronto, Ontario

    “Our study also provides evidence that smokers may indeed smoke, in part, to improve their mood — a notion that has been quite controversial in the field,”

    Controversial to who?

    Gee and all this time I thought I did it because of the penis enlargement commercials...
  9. KENNY V

    KENNY V Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2013

    rem everyone here is not your shrink, or doc only a fellow struggle rs
    Sounds like other issues to me wouldn't give it much thought on the medical side . However if you are not changing your lifestyle looking to get to underlying reasons why you smoked in first place than you may not be addressing the real culprit to your addictions .
    Ok my 2 cents worth ,

    . first off nicotine would be the only stimulant here, Cigarettes contained MAOIs in them. Unless you are vaping the magic Juices , you would not be replacing / adding the MAOIS what the analogs contained . If you are feeling good- great !!! keep goin . Slow and steady kick the bad habit.... .If you are bored irritable not calm and anxious id say more homework to do in the self help department.

    Rem slow and steady always find replacements for the bad habits to good ones .. ex Eat healthy , walking exercise , prayer, stress relievers. Change things up....
    Good luck God Bless
  10. Captainlady

    Captainlady Full Member

    Aug 7, 2014
    People love to go on about the chemicals in your brain like they know what they're talking about. No one does really. Which is fine once you find something that works enough for you to be able to function and sort out everything else, if you need that sort of thing.

    But I digress. Maybe you're not internalizing all the guilt and self hatred that smoking brings now that you're vaping. For me, while smoking definitely eased my depression and mood related symptoms knowing that I was wasting thousands of dollars on a product whose long term risks did not outweigh the short term benefits left me feeling anxious and out of control whenever I smoked and whenever I wanted to quit. When I feel that way, I may be even more prone to mood swings and escape like behaviors such as 8 hour gamethons and smoking. It's a vicious cycle. You smoke because you feel bad and you feel bad because you smoke. Then again, feeling flat like you just don't care and losing interest in things that you really enjoyed can be a symtom of depression.

    You need to ask yourself why you were gaming so long in the first place. Were you really enjoying the games or were you simply using them as a tool to ignore your problems and maybe speak with a professional, close friend or loved one and get their opinion on whats going on with you lately.
  11. nicetucu

    nicetucu Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    Salem, Oregon
    Who knows what is going on really. You may just be outgrowing an old hobby is all. Are you happy about this change or does it worry you?

    I used to be an avid gamer as well and get bored quickly as well these days. If it bothers you do some research or speak to a health professional. Your head is foggy only really in the first couple months give or take. You eventually adjust and may be back to your old self again eventually. Hope things work out.
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