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  1. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    i really need some help here. i started vaping 2 months ago. i was a 2 pack a day smoker for over 20 yrs. i did well and only smoked 1 pack of analogs over the 2 weeks. after that it was just my ecig. since i started vaping i have gone thru the quit zits, the quitters flu and now i am experiencing deblitiating tiredness. its scary. i can lay down to take a nap and sleep for 6 hours. i wake up tired and just want to go back to sleep. this exhaustion is effecting my work and my life in general. i dont want to quit vaping but maybe ill have to. i dont want to go back to analogs but i dont feel that im strong enough not to. where does this tiredness come from. does it go away. how long does it take. ive been like this for over a month. i need relief. i need to function. has anyone else gone thru this? what did u do? any help or input would be appreciated.

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  2. cskent

    cskent Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Hi and welcome to ECF. I've never experienced that type of reaction to vaping or quitting smoking either. It may be related, but it may be something else entirely. I'd suggest you talk to a doctor about it.
     
  3. Rosa

    Rosa Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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  4. mwa102464

    mwa102464 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Dink,

    sounds like you are not using a high enough MG of Nic to me, your body may not be satisfied compared to what it was getting with the real analogs, not sure since you didn't give this detail but maybe post what mg nic your using, if your doing s 6-12mg I would say you need to bump it up a good bit, just a thought, could be totally something different I'm no Doc but just a guess here, 2 packs a day is where I use to be and I had to start at a 36mg to keep me going for a while until I could drop down to 24mg now a couple of years later I'm still hitting the 24mg and just starting to hit 18mg a little bit and want to get it to be my daily Nic level but finding it hard to get there, one day at a time im trying though, just my 2c,,, let us know where your at mg wise ?
     
  5. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    the thing is that it started shortly after i strated the ecig so im feeling fairly certain that it has to do with vaping as i havent changed anything else in my life. talking to drs really doesnt seem to prove much as they dont understand vaping much if at all.

    i did see a tread that discussed exactly this. so apparently others have experienced it too.

    just looking for some relief here. im afraid if this doesnt stop soon im going to have to stop all together and go back to life as it used to be so i can function.
     
  6. Rosa

    Rosa Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    dinky: what mg nic are you using?


    nicotine is a stimulant, if you quit stimulants you will become sleepy.
     
  7. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    im pretty much vaping 18. sorry i didnt add that detail. thanks for responding so quicly. im at my wits end here. i understand u ppl arent drs. but i truly beleive the vaping community is going to be more helpful to me than a dr. i was fine before i started vaping as far as the tired went. since then its just gotten worse and worse.
     
  8. Vindicated777

    Vindicated777 Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I know what you mean. Its like being tired for no reason at all.

    Sent from my extremely powerful Android Device!!! Vaping all day long....
     
  9. Rosa

    Rosa Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    before you give up on e-cigs try upping your nic level to 24mg and see if that helps.

    also, don't discount the need to drink a lot more water if you aren't already (and I mean a LOT). Vaping will totally dehydrate you and dehydration causes exhaustion.
     
  10. rob5482

    rob5482 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dinky welcome to ecf and the world w/o analogs. I know what you are feeling, I went through the same thing. Mine was a tad different besides being tired all the time I found I couldn't get a restful sleep. Lasted about 3 weeks and then started to subside.

    I think its a few things actually, one I wasn't taking in enough fluids. I never have, but dehydration is a kick in the teeth when it sets in. You really need to up the fluid intake for that reason, but also to help wash out the toxins the analogs left behind.

    Second get yourself a good multi-vitamin. When these toxins leave your body they actually pull minerals and vitamins from you, so you need to replenish them.

    Soon you will really start to feel better trust me I am proof e-cigs work. I smoked 2 packs of reds for 25 years, got my joye 510 a month ago and havent touched one since. This is the only time I can say I actually dont NEED an analog.

    Bob
     
  11. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    yes thats it exactly. im a very strong person but this exhaustion is tearing me down to the point i can hardly function. i work 80-100 hours a week. i have a very detailed oriented job. its high stress. i cant make mistakes. i cant miss deadlines. i need to be dead on all the time. no room for error. ive gotta find an answer and i have to do it quickly. the affects are starting to show and its scary. so yup im game for input and im willing to try anything with in reason lol. just need some input because at this point im having trouble thinking.
     
  12. mwa102464

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    I would bump it up to the 24-26mg for a while and also what the others said about drinking water, I drink a gallon of water a day or more and it really is good to cleans out the system, give it a go Dink.
     
  13. rob5482

    rob5482 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I know about high stress jobs, I'm a paramedic. Don't get more stressful then that (lol). Trust me lots of fluid, multi-vitamin and vape as much as you can. Your on your way to a healthier you, dont give up.
     
  14. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    thanks for the support bob. now all i have to do is find the energy to frag myself out of the house tomorrow and go to the pharamacy..... mean that for real..... its that bad. i will talk to the pharmacist and see what they suggest as a good multi.
     
  15. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    no ur right in there with me. i have a couple of kids that are emts and its very stressful. thank god there are ppl out there like u. thanks for the support. it helps.
     
  16. dormouse

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    How much are you vaping? If you are vaping all the time or a lot more than you smoked then it could actually be too much nicotine. That can cause headache, lightheadedness, rapid heartbeat and other symptoms.

    Other than that, drink plenty of fluids and remember to eat. Sometimes vaping is so tasty I forget to get my tea or water or forget to drink it. or sometimes I am vaping a lot and realize I should have a snack instead. And vitamins are not a bad idea.

    And if you are using auto batteries maybe try manuals - they are less work.

    And are you getting enough good sleep? Some people have trouble sleeping after starting the vape. Oddly some need less/lower nicotine in the evening to be able to sleep. Some need some extra vaping before going to bed. Are you sleeping well?

    And this is dumb, but taking apart my ecig before bed was disruptive for me and a bit stressful. I got a totally extra battery so I can leave my ecig set up all night. So assuming I have plugged everything else in to charge earlier, I can take my last drags and go right to bed.
     
  17. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    i will order 24 immediately post haste and will not pass go. how in the world to u drink that much water lol. ill never be able to leave the house..... hehe.....
     
  18. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    i never get good sleep. i have fibromyalgia. ppl with fibro are alwayas tired and have goffy sleep patterns. however this is a whole lot worse than what i was dealing with on a daily basis. nope no headaches or lightheadedness or racing heart or any of it. just full blow if i dont go lay down im going to fall down exhaustion. its like i havent slept for days.
     
  19. rob5482

    rob5482 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I am not a Dr by any means but it does sound like you are not getting a restful sleep. Between the fibro and the withdraws from the thousands of other chemicals your not getting your body is like .... There is another thing that I have been thinking about as well. Its called the hypoxic drive. Its what makes you breathe. In normal people there are sensors that pick up an increase in co2 (carbon dioxide) in the blood. When it reaches a level you take a breath. Now in smokers we always have a high co2 so our bodies have changed to detect when o2 (oxygen) is low you take a breath. This can also interrupt sleeping patters as your body relearns everything.
     
  20. dinky

    dinky Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    well it better relearn quick because im about out of options here. i gotta work. i gotta be on track. i cant be sleeping 24/7 or im not going to have a job and wont be able to get a new one unless they pay for sleep studies etc. i seem to be the only one of the 6 of us that have started vaping that is having any problems at all. go figure.... lol
     
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