How Long Does it Take to Repair Your Taste Buds?

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  1. CloudCuckooMan

    CloudCuckooMan Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I've been vaping almost two months now and I finally found some juices that I love. Mainly Boba's Bounty, Line Rider, Bounty Hunter and Gorilla Juice. For the past 3 days flavors have been just bland bland bland tasting. I've read about drinking lots of water and brushing your teeth etc so I've been doing all that. This is just a nightmare :( How long can this last? And yes I've changed up cartos and atty's so I'm pretty certain it's me and not the equipment.
     
  2. Thank You

    Thank You Super Member ECF Veteran

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    took me about a month... same with smell.

    fyi, it also could be the PV you're using.
     
  3. JustaGuy

    JustaGuy Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    According to Wiki, taste buds have a lifespan of 10 days, so it could be that long or longer. Others including me have same problem. See "Everything tastes like crap" and "Everything tastes like vinegar" threads in this sub-forum.
     
  4. x-smok3

    x-smok3 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I have been vaping about 2 1/2 months and find some days I can't taste very much at all. For some strange reason if I vape some peppermint or Apple it seems to kick start my tastebuds and I can taste the rest of them. Also at the end of the day I find my taste is diminished. Don't know what type of PV you are using but I get a lot more flavor from the Boge 2.0 carts than anything else I have used. I love them so much I only use attys to sample new ones and check on steeping ones. Even the DCC don't taste as good as a Boge 2.0 to me. I have some CE2 fluxomizers on order to compare as I would like to get away from the filler material.
     
  5. CloudCuckooMan

    CloudCuckooMan Super Member ECF Veteran

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    i thought that too but I'm alternating two Ego batteries so unless they both starting screwing up at the same time...i don't know. if i alternate flavors...like say I switch to my Boba's filled cartomizer, my first vape will have decent flavor but every subsequent one won't.

    oh and i am indeed using boge 2.0 cartos. and some ego dual coil mega cartos as well. and i have a 306 LR atty, a 510 LR and a 510 Standard atty. No luck on any of em. I resorted to debridging a couple last nite it helped a tiny bit but not very much. i know alot of people go through this i just hope its a one time thing because this sucks :(
     
  6. Clinton350

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    I've been vaping for about 3 months now and have the same problem to a lesser degree. The first juice I found that I absolutely loved was Ikenvape RY4. It was great for about a week and then I lost the ability to taste it at all. I tried all the things recommended here and nothing really helped much. So I started ordering samples and found Vermillian River Kentucky Premium. This flavor was great also. It was very fragrant and rich tasting. Now I find my ability to taste this is also much reduced. I can smell both flavors just like I remember when I first tried them but they don't taste near as strong as the first week with them.

    All I know to do at this point is try some different flavors.
     
  7. bryansthl

    bryansthl Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I found different foods and drink mess with the flavors I vape. I also found vaqping the same thing all the time looses flavor so I switch between 3 and 4 different flavors through out the day.
     
  8. Darrigaaz

    Darrigaaz Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Clean out your sinuses.
     
  9. CloudCuckooMan

    CloudCuckooMan Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I'd give anything to be able to taste Boba's the way I did before. I wouldn't even need any other juices.
     
  10. dberkham

    dberkham Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm also at the 2 month mark and waiting for my tastes to come back. 10 days huh? One thing I've found is if you accidently suck in some juice, like from your drip tip or something, the nicotine will kill your tastes for a while. I always taste juices better early in the day.
     
  11. CloudCuckooMan

    CloudCuckooMan Super Member ECF Veteran

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    im praying its not 10 days for me. the only thing i can sort of taste right now is my johnson creek tn cured which im not a huge fan of. i miss my boba's
     
  12. Clinton350

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    In my case I'm not sure I believe it was/is a case of "taste buds not working". Although I could barely taste RY4, I had no problem tasting other flavors. If my taste buds were not working I would think every flavor would be muted. Instead I believe by vaping just one juice I had made myself numb to that juice. Now I'm vaping two different juices and the flavor has come back to about half of what it was originally.

    I think if I can extend my selection to four or five different flavors and rotate them my problems will be gone. The problem is finding more flavors I actually like. Guess I'm picky like that.
     
  13. mostlyclassics

    mostlyclassics Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That's been my experience, too, bryansthl. It's very easy to deaden taste-buds and your olfactory sense to particular flavors.

    I've also found it helps to change the flavors lineup every time I change all my cartos at once (about once per week). There are about five flavors that could be an "all day vape." I've also found another 20 or so which I really like. So I'll rotate all of them. That way, I'll vape any particular flavor for a week, then give it about four weeks' rest. When I come back to it a month later, it's like a brand-new vapor.
     
  14. nastos.

    nastos. Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    this is why I like buying sampler packs.
     
  15. JustaGuy

    JustaGuy Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I am vaping 5 flavors, all muted once the buds malfunction. There are different taste cells for the 5 basic flavors and you may still taste something pending which cells are still working, maybe only tasting part of the mosaic. Nature has ways of counteracting too much of a good thing. :)
     
  16. CloudCuckooMan

    CloudCuckooMan Super Member ECF Veteran

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    i was under the impression it was like a one time thing perhaps a few weeks or a couple months after you start vaping and then it goes away. does it always happen if you vape the same 4 or so flavors? and how often?
     
  17. Creniker

    Creniker Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    No it comes and go. The first time it happened it was a flavor I bought 250ml of. It lasted about a week. The seconed time it happened for about four days. It just happened again for about two days. What your drinking if you drink a lot of soda can also affect it. Just got to vape through it. Sometimes switching flavors helps but sometimes not so much. It sucks but it beats smoking.
     
  18. CloudCuckooMan

    CloudCuckooMan Super Member ECF Veteran

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    drinking alot of soda good or bad?
     
  19. JustaGuy

    JustaGuy Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Popular, sweetened sodas are nothing but corn syrup water, used to be sugar, some also corrosive and bad for teeth and body. Diet sodas are sweetened with man-made substance...it tastes like sugar but it's not sugar. I don't trust those either. I drank a lot of sodas when younger, not anymore.

    Taste loss happens within and without vaping. Eating raw garlic or strong tasting foods messes with it for example, though for different reasons. Taste buds are just one type of cells in the body like muscles. If you over exercise, muscles gets sore and must rest. These are individual cells that don't necessarily die and come back together, so no fixed time for repair. Meanwhile, we don't stop vaping and continue to tax them. The same thing happened to me with analogs, too much and the taste is gone. I'd say our tongues are not used to the constant exercise of strong flavors all day. Nature's limits as I said.
     
  20. caged

    caged Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Up the voltage.
     
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