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Sick and tired of being sick and tired

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Vicshalls, Mar 5, 2014.

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  1. Vicshalls

    Vicshalls Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Seems that since i quit smoking i am sick every time i turn around. I have had a head cold at least 3 times now since i quit. Is anyone else been sick this much?
  2. Dshobe

    Dshobe Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 25, 2014
    Denver, CO
    I don't normally get sick, and have not since quitting. Have you seen a doctor? I don't think that is normal.
  3. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 21, 2013
    I just the other day caught the Flu going around, I was hoping since Vapeing I could allude it, but alas I'm sick, but first time in over a year which is good for me.
  4. cbrite

    cbrite Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Are you sure you have a cold? It could be that you are allergic to something in the juice. I have seen many people post that they are allergic to PG and have to use straight PV juices. Also, I know that in the past when I tried to quit smoking, my sinuses would start clearing and I had a runny nose for weeks. I haven't had that problem with the e-cigs, but it's another possibility.
  5. MorpheusPA

    MorpheusPA Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    As above, you may be allergic or sensitive to something in your liquid, be it a flavoring or PG or whatever. A trip to the doctor or allergist might be in order.

    But if it's an obvious series of colds, infections, and whatnot, well...spring is coming. It's been an awful winter, and even I managed to get pneumonia (of the ear, scarily enough) this year.
  6. Vicshalls

    Vicshalls Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2013
    Houston, TX
    I read somewhere that when you quit for some reason you are more prone to getting colds. i dont know. I am sure it is a cold cause i get the fever and all the cold symptoms. last about a week and i am good again. I know the weather has not helped things this year and I have had a ton of stress too which i am sure is not helping. Could just be coinencidence that i keep getting sick. Not sick enough to see a dr but sick enough to feel like poo. My head is just so congested. lol
  7. zapped

    zapped Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sorry to hear that youre feeling unwell. The good news is I bet you recover from it way faster than when you were a smoker.:)
  8. Vicshalls

    Vicshalls Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2013
    Houston, TX
    Lord I hope so. The wife goes in for surgery on friday and i need this crap gone so I can take good care of her.
  9. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 21, 2013
    TY Zapped....
    It's only been one day, and already I do feel on the mend. Usually it would last 5-6 weeks, crossing fingers.
  10. rurwin

    rurwin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 6, 2014
    Leicester, UK
    The last few years, when I got a cold it would hang around for a week or two. The last one I got, after quitting cigarettes, lasted three days, just like they used to.
  11. BigCatDaddy

    BigCatDaddy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 29, 2013
    Near Austin, Texas
    Sorry to hear it OP. Personally, I've been feeling great, hope you do too soon!!
  12. Miira

    Miira Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2012
    Seaside, CA
    I've had 2 colds this winter, but I think it's just a coincidence. Everyone at work has gotten them too, smokers, vapers, and non-smokers alike.
  13. Zealous

    Zealous Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2012
    Nope. In fact I use to get sinus/cold symptoms multiple times a year that lasted 1-3 weeks before I quit smoking. Now when I get cold symptoms they don't stick around for more than a few days & I don't usually get them more than once a year (and that's pretty good with 2 little kids).
  14. patkin

    patkin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Arizona USA
    You either didn't say how long you've been smoke-free or I missed it. I found just the opposite with improved health after just a few weeks... really rather dramatic actually. Then I hit a wall at six months and it scared me for a while until I researched and found it was most likely a combo of too much flavoring and detoxing from smokes (I hadn't totally quite them and when I got down to 2 or 3 a day the detoxing hit... it was horrid and scarey.) I think everyone's body is different and for some of us it requires becoming somewhat of a Sherlock Holmes to figure out what's going on.
  15. Penn

    Penn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2013
    In the wilderness
    Early stages withdrawals and allergies could be the issue. I know when I first started one of my flavors was a cream flavor (like cream soda type cream) and I discovered that causes tightness in my chest.

    By the way - Why do you have a picture of Kordell Stewart as your avatar?
  16. EleanorR

    EleanorR Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2011
    Treasure Coast
    Sorry OP for your illness! :(

    My experience (over 3 years) has been just the opposite: rather than getting frequent sinus infections (followed invariably by bronchitis! :mad:), I don't believe I've had a single head cold since I quit smoking/started vaping full time!
  17. Elantis

    Elantis ~≈Dragonfly≈~ Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 31, 2012
    Hoosier Cornhusker
    After 18 months of vaping I found I have fewer colds or any other type of virus etc. All the people in my house have been sick but I don't get it...well until today, but even if I get a twinge of something it doesn't seem to stick around like it did when I smoked.
  18. zanthious

    zanthious Full Member

    Feb 16, 2014
    Arlington, TX
    me and some co workers were talking about how its the opposite for us. Since we started none of us has been sick, one went back to cigs and has been sick twice in 3 months. i think its all coincidence.
  19. Vicshalls

    Vicshalls Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2013
    Houston, TX
    I think it could just be the bi polar weather we are having this year. I dont know. It could also be age. lol I am not as young as I once was. lol It is getting better. At least now i can taste things. I had to sleep on the couch last night cause the coughing just would not stop. It is going away rather quickly. Maybe it is just my body getting rid of all the toxins. Sure hope this gets better. I hate being sick and trying to work. Ugh! Thanks everyone for your input. If this keeps happening I will go see my doctor. Just right now I am trying to make sure my wife is ok.
  20. Rickb119

    Rickb119 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 20, 2013
    Greeley, CO, USA
    Over 70% of our immune system is located in our gut (the good bacteria). A quality probiotic, taken daily, will help to maintain that.
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