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A list of symptoms when quitting tobacco and changing to an ecigarette

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by rolygate, Oct 31, 2008.

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  1. trovatur

    trovatur Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2010
    West Palm Beach, FL
    A mild headache is been my only symptom so far. I have been on ecig for just a week.
  2. AngeLsLuv

    AngeLsLuv Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Lake Ariel, PA.
    Cool!!! Congrads!!
  3. W Axl Rose

    W Axl Rose Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 27, 2009
    Who knows what my issue was. Thank goodness I was directed at Swedish snus which allowed me to stop inhaling anything odd into my lungs! I just keep hoping one day my lungs recover! I'm glad vaping works for so many, just didn't work out for me.
  4. AngeLsLuv

    AngeLsLuv Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Lake Ariel, PA.
    I'm still thinking it's the pg... Hopefully the Snus works for you..
  5. terrie1

    terrie1 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 16, 2009
    Centralia WA
    Im into my 5th month of vaping and am now having acne... I hope it is detoxing chems rather than a new juice that I love. Time will tell...
  6. FritzC

    FritzC Full Member

    May 10, 2010
    Denton, TX
    Been smoke free three days, vaping sense then AND STARVING. I know smoking curbs hunger, but, seriously, I am hungry non stop. Like, I can eat a fantastic meal and be hungry for more. Some of this may be due to the fact that my TV flavors are so fantastic (need to cut them though) but mostly I think it's from not smoking analogs. Anybody else have to deal with this constant hunger?
  7. reverendg

    reverendg Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2010
    washington USA
    My symptoms were like many others;

    1) cough -from getting rid of all the crap I had built up in my lungs over 35 years.
    2) red tongue, mildly sore, figured it was from the lack of tar coating it over 35 years.
    switched to vg. after about a week that cleared up as well.
    3) got the first zit-like growth just below an eye (never had zits) my eye doctor said it was a cyst of some sort, was going to cut it off on my next visit, that would be this coming friday. It has cleared up.

    some plus's. the cough is gone , the zit/cyst has all but dissapeared, and my gp (regular doc) not only can't recognize me by my lung sounds anymore, but also commented that my overall skin appearance looked better.

    edit: I did have a flare up with my ulcers. The gastro doc said nicotine affects stomach acid. so I went down a couple of mg's and voila, no more belly problems.

    Keep on vaping
  8. Vap3rLov3r

    Vap3rLov3r Super Member ECF Veteran

    11.) Heartburn - some folks have reported heartburn / acid symptoms. Not enough information yet to guess why - but these symptoms seem to come after a couple of weeks of e-smoking and then go away again. Could just be an adjustment symptom, but users have reported it happening.

    Me an hubby both have this, were exacally 2 months into vaping! Hope it goes away soon, wierd we both get it! hehe
  9. GoodnightGracie

    GoodnightGracie Full Member

    Mar 4, 2010
    I had headaches and a bit of nervous system overload while vaping too high of a nic content when I started.

    Dizziness at times, even when not vaping.

    It's gone completely now that I've cut doen on the nic content in the juices.
  10. DenniZ

    DenniZ Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2010
    Great thread, thanks for posting!
    Up until E-cigs I had never before had heartburn. It was such a foreign feeling to me that I had to call my brother up and ask him what heartburn feels like lol. I'm a student nurse and should know better, but I just wanted to double check with my brother who's an EMT, he laughed at me and welcomed me into the old fart club. Anyway I did a search and this thread popped up, glad I visited it.

    I'm taking a stab in the dark here but there may possibly be a relationship between either a reduction in tobacco chemicals or something in the e-juice that affects histamine production. Histamine is a regulator of acid production in the stomach. All I know is that my parietal cells are now doing back-flips.

    The stuff I've learned in the last year of school has had me paranoid which is a good thing as it originally helped me to quit smoking, on the other hand it has me considering things like Barrett's esophagus from the heartburn lol. I've been taking antacids, hopefully it will go away soon since they have been occurring for some time now and are really annoying when I'm 2 minutes from drifting off to sleep.

    The only other symptoms I have to report are headaches and sore throat. Drinking fluids while vaping has helped a lot to reduce the throat problems.
  11. sassyblondeinwa

    sassyblondeinwa Full Member

    May 27, 2010
    lol major hicups here.. but i find they are coming less and less so i must be doing it right or getting used to more nicotine
  12. Chiqa

    Chiqa Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 17, 2010
    this week I have been having some serious sweats, day and night, with slight fever, almost a cold like feeling , but not a full blown cold, not sure if it is vaping related. I have been vaping about 3 months or so, just recently vaping heavier and smoking cigs very little. (4-5 a day )
  13. greenie

    greenie Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2009
    Pacific Northwest
    I drink more water.

    My sinuses are clearer. ( allergy and inflammation )

    I have not gotten a cold since I started vaping.

    The reported acne and muscle cramps must be from the cessation of analogs too?

    I have not had one negative symptom from vaping PG.
    I was a very light smoker though.
  14. robertpri

    robertpri Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 3, 2009
    I have not posted to this thread in a long time, so this is mostly a repeat. I had dry mouth so serious it woke me and then kept me awake, even after many glasses of water. I changed to VG and the dry mouth stopped immediately. But PG has a slightly stronger 'thoat hit' which I miss from analogs.

    So, I vape with PG until dinner time or so, then switch to VG for the evening. No more problems.

    Easy to manage with different colored carts.
  15. mickthecat

    mickthecat Full Member

    May 6, 2010
    Boston, USA
    It has been 5 weeks and 5 days since I quit analogs. Here is the good and bad.

    Most serious is really really bad insomnia ie, I can not stay asleep. Can fall asleep fine but then I wake up in the night and several hours two early. I have no idea where it is coming from. Other forums say maybe it is the inconsistent nicotine from the ecig (am still using the crappy free trial e cigs and for sure it is way less nicotine since I am still working off the 20 16 mg cartridges). Some times I get a good hit off them but usually either the battery is going or the atomizer (I think) or the cartridge. I can never tell which it is but I don't get a whole lot out of them.

    WOULD LOVE IF ANYONE CAN FIGURE OUT THIS INSOMNIA. THis is killing me 3 hours a night. I do nothing anymore for fun and barely make it to work. never had sleeping problems before I made this switch.

    The good- I have not had any cravings at all for real cigs. Have no desire to go buy them. I think I have convinced my mind that I am smoking real cigs is why. This was very easy to switch.

    More bad-instead of real cig cravings I have incrdible cravings for carbs and sugar. Have gained at least 5 pounds which is a lot for me and makes me pretty depressed.

    I did have acne breakouts and wierd small sores on my nose then the skin peeled. Almost like small blisters or cold cores. I do get cold sores and acne though anyway but thiming and intesity were funny.

    Hair and skin do seem to be softer.

    Wierder, first week or two that I quit I was in such a great mood. Very calm, content and almost euphoric. Not normal for me, I have more of a tendency to depression and hyperness. This went away when my insomnia got worse. More recent has been depression, feel on the verge of tear all day.

    Also, not only do I not crave real cigs, I don't really crave the e cigs. Not like the real cigs. For instance I will get up in the morning and forget to have an ecig. Would not happen with a real cig. I do still use them and have a little craving for them related to what I am doing usually but this is much much less.

    I need hlep, what on earth is going on and how do I get some sleep? Have already started Ambien but it quit working and I can't use that forever anyway.

    This is a very odd mix of symptoms I think. But mosty fit nicotine withdrawel I just don't know what to do about it. Want to eventually get off niocotine altogether.
  16. robertpri

    robertpri Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 3, 2009
    First, I don't understand the 'free trial' thing, unless you got suckered [like I was] into one of those montly things. Bad news, an expensive rip off.

    I had to get loud and vocal with them to cut off the service. I had a hard time with my crediit card company but finally killed that beast. I still have that junk in a drawer--never used them again.

    There are countless reliable and honest sellers of e-cig products. Check this forum. At a minimum, you need:
    batts--prefer at least 2
    carts--they are cheap so get several

    Yes, you already know this, but it's a lot cheaper to just buy the stuff outright from good sellers than getting stuck in some 'trial BS'.

    Insomnia: As i have noted in previous posts, I can attribute most of my negative side affects to PG. Once switching to VG, they all disappeared.

    Since PG does give a better 'hit', I slowly brought PG back into my routine, and now use it during the day. After dinner, it's all VG.

    Quite amazing. I can sleep now, not anxious, and feel fine.

    You noted one thing that is worth repeating. I smoked analogs for 55 years. No, I am not lying. I am 70 and started at 15.

    The first thing in the am, I had to smoke a cig while the coffee was going, and often before I even pulled on clothes.

    Now, with vaping, like you, I honestly forget to even vap in the am.

    I get up, go through my rourtine, and then notices the batts are still in the charger from the night before. I had not even used one yet. I have gone 2-3 hours before even noticing that I have not vaped yet.

    This is pure heaven for me. No longer hooked to those damn analogs.

    Been vaping for six months. Saved a pile of money and feel great.

    Try some VG--can't hurt.
  17. DenniZ

    DenniZ Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2010
    Thought I'd pop in and update, it's been a few weeks since I started having heartburn, and it has ceased. I didn't change any habits, in fact I have been vaping more as of recent.

    I have have always had problems with insomnia, even when I'm dead on my feet, come 10 p.m. I'm up and looking for stuff to do to keep myself occupied until 4-5 a.m. when my body finally starts to get ready for sleep.

    One thing that I have tried is Melatonin, it can be bought in the vitamin aisle of your local pharmacy. My personal preference is to use the synthetic stuff since the alternative is made from concentrated animal hormone.

    Before I get into my personal experience with it, I'd like to state that I'm not one to jump on the supplement band-wagon, however the taking Benadryl (the sleep aid used in the P.M. versions of many OTC pain relievers) along with acetaminophen isn't something that I like to do just to get a decent nights rest. Melatonin is produced inside the body anyway, so this is the alternative I chose.

    I have found that Melatonin helps me to a certain extent. When I absolutely need to go to bed, I pop one of the extended release formulations and continue on as usual until I start to feel sluggish usually an 1-2 hours later, (although I have found that I can keep going all night long if I don't make the effort to lay in bed for a while. I have also found that given the opportunity I like to sleep for a LONG time after taking this, sometimes 12-14 hours if I don't have anything important to do when I first get up to urinate. Also it usually makes me want to go to bed early the next day as well, I find that the urge hits me at around 6-7 p.m.

    I have taken melatonin while vaping and it was still just as effective. Of course your body may respond differently. As with all supplements it has the potential to interact with medications, and certain conditions are contraindications for use, (liver/kidney disease and immune disorder to name a few). Also if you choose to use melatonin, you should treat it as you would any sleep aid, don't perform any tasks that require heavy concentration or alertness, (driving/operating heavy machinery... you know the deal).
    You may want to do a little research, also consult your doctor if you are on any medications or have a medical condition.

    Good luck,
  18. cypresss

    cypresss Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2010
    The Shaolin NYC
    I'm not sure why, but it took a relatively long time for me to have any symptoms. I've been vaping 2 months (PG and VG both since the beginning). I haven't changed anything that I can tell in the past 2 weeks, but I started getting mild cramps in my feet and hands. Also, around the same time, I began getting pimples. Weird, I haven't had them since I was a teen and I'm 35 now. Aside from those 2 things and little heartburn once in a great while, no other effects. Hopefully they pass quickly
  19. romping

    romping Full Member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Only side effect I am experiencing is I have gained 15 pounds in 4 months of vaping. Damn!
  20. Xenite

    Xenite Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2010
    Hmmm I really have not had many side affects.... just one really. :blush:

    Let's just say.... as a gastrointestinal irritant it can make it seem like you've been eating nothing but Del Taco for a month. I say no more! :facepalm:

    Most of my side affects have been positive, from the affects of being off cigarettes. Blood Pressure is rock-in now, taste and smell are back.

    I have had a few mild cases of shortness of breath and some periods of lethargy. But it's been 3 weeks since I had a cigarette and I smoked for 15 years. The SOB and tiredness are all common side affects of stopping smoking as your lungs begin to repair themselves and can last from 1-9 months sadly.

    I guess it's our body spanking us for smoking in the first place.
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