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Sick... Did vaping cause it?

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by yes8s, Mar 26, 2010.

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  1. yes8s

    yes8s Full Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'v been vaping for about 2-3 weeks now and up until monday/tuesday this week the only irritation I've felt is that dry throat - probably from overdoing it and/or not drinking enough water.

    Earlier this week my throat felt really bad and I woke up on tuesday with that sore dry throat feeling you get when you've come down with a cold or caught a bug. Sure enough this progressed pretty badly and I feel crap ATM. I've got a dry throat, stuffed and runny nose, minor headache and occasional sore stomach.

    I haven't vaped since tuesday but I did vape constantly over the weekend. I haven't been in contact with anyone who has the flu and I haven't done anything that could make me ill. It has nothing to do with switching from analog to e cig because I haven't touched an analog for ages.

    I've read that a few other people on this forum have experianced the same thing.

    Did I get sick from the vaping? Can overvaping cause the illness? Is it just a coincidence? Thoughts?
  2. mini_art

    mini_art Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    Florida USA
    Sounds to me like you got a bug of some kind. People spread the virus even before they know or feel like they are sick. You can never really pin down where you picked it up.
  3. doots

    doots Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    I dont think it has anything to do with vaping. Sounds like you picked up a bug.
    Dont worry. It will pass. Hope you feel better soon!
  4. Steamin' E.

    Steamin' E. Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2010
    You might've even gotten it from chemtrails, which I'm sure are being sprayed over Melbourne.
  5. Jules22871

    Jules22871 Account closed on request ECF Veteran

    Apr 7, 2009
    I just had the same thing happen. It was bronchitis. You can be around someone that is contagious and never know it. I caught chicken pox from someone when I was 26. I have no idea who as no one I'd been around were showing any symptoms. Drink plenty of fluids and take some Nyquil. It will do wonders for you.
  6. aschmidy

    aschmidy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    If it doesn't get better you can always try using vg juice.
  7. yes8s

    yes8s Full Member

    Feb 28, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Probably is a bug of some sort... BUT I hardly every get sick. Did vaping affect my immune system in some way?

    I've been reusing/refilling carts, these could harbour bacteria since they usually are just lying around in my box of ecig goodies. When vaping throughout the day I just throw my pv around - on the desk, on the car seat/console, in my pocket etc and then straight in the mouth. Could the pv itself pick up bacteria that I inhaled when vaping from it?
  8. Tuesday

    Tuesday Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    It is a good idea to always keep your equipment clean no matter what. If you are ill use new carts and clean your atomizer in Everclear.
  9. ArkyBass

    ArkyBass New Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    First post but have been vaping over 2 months this is a great forum..I'm not a doctor but I did watch General Hospital years ago...

    Anyway.. this can be associated nicotine withdrawl symptoms.
    From Wikopedia:
    nicotine withdrawal syndrome Tobacco withdrawal syndrome Substance abuse A condition of mild irritability, headache, and psychological craving associated with the abrupt cessation of nicotine exposure in a nicotine-dependent person.

    I personally tried to drop down to 18mg after a couple of weeks and got headaches and sore throught. Went back to 24mg and will stay there and just do other XXmgs for taste or mixing to 24mg.

    I do experience some mild throat irritation after heavy vaping, but not vaping to recover will start nicotine with drawl???
  10. Kimmy

    Kimmy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2009
    In the beginning I attributed every ache and pain to vaping--mainly because we don't know the effects of these, but honestly what I am finding are other causes. For example allergies, and the fact that the weather is changing. Seems everybody is getting sick right now. Also, you do not always know if you are in contact with someone who has the flu, some people don't always have visible symptoms. There are all kinds of things that can be caught just in the air or not washing your hands.

    I am not a doctor, but if you are seriously concerned I would advise consulting with your physician. :cool:
  11. UntamedRose

    UntamedRose PV Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 23, 2010
    Homeish now
    Getting some kind of respiratory infection after quitting Cig's, isnt that unusual.
    Your lungs and throat are vulnerable while healing from all that tar.

    Or at least thats what my doc told me the last time I tried to quit smoking. I ended up with a horribly nasty infection, had to get steroid shots and an inhaler.

    TWISTED VICTOR Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 14, 2009
    The edge of Mayhem

    PG is anti-bacterial, that's why it's used in food products. Viral would be unhindered by PG, though. But...a virus can't live without a host for very long, so unless someone with a virus recently used your PV, that's probably not it.
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  14. AlexTM

    AlexTM Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Cologne, Germany
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