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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. fakesmiles85

    fakesmiles85 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    thats interesting about the whole thyroid issue. When i quit smoking, I went to the doctor to get some blood work done and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. im defiantly gonna go back to my doctor and get my blood tested again now that it has been months since I quit
  2. Tamy

    Tamy Full Member

    Jan 14, 2011
    I had extremely dry lips. I had to cut a hole on a condom and use it as an extra barer. I also have to drink water when I vape.
  3. VanderVape

    VanderVape Moved On

    Nov 17, 2010
    Yep I have the same issue. I keep blistex on or around me at all times. Also go through a lot of water. There are some juices that make me thirstier than others.
  4. VapnJeff

    VapnJeff Unregistered Supplier

    Nov 8, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Great Post BGHouse.....
    One thing you might want to add is headaches with OD (over dosing) on nicotine. One time I tried a new eJuice from a new vendor. It tasted great but after about 5 minutes of vaping it I would get a huge ... headache. At first I thought it was me and I wasn't going to be able to continue vaping. I went back to an older bottle I had some leftover eJuice in and the problem disappeared. Periodically I would try the new eJuice again and wammo.... Massive Headache. I can't remember how I finally put two and two together but at some point it finally dawned on me..... TOO MUCH NICOTINE in my system. I went back to the stuff that had been giving me a headache and cut it in half with some VG. No more headaches. I think one of the other reasons this dawned on me was I was having a super stressful day one time.... and had smoked a lot of cigs. Had a couple gin and tonics with a friend (I don't drink very often and never have any issues with my Tanquery) Anyway.... I looked at an empty pack of cigarettes with the same headache hitting me once again. And thought... duh... maybe I'm OD-ing on the nicotine. Which is apparently what it was. So you might add that to your post for future readers.

  5. Mister

    Mister Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2009
    Nanaimo BC Canada
    Both too much nicotine and too little nicotine can cause headaches. So it isn't a reliable way to know whether you are over or under dosing. I'm glad you worked it out by trial and error! For a list of symptoms which are more reliable in assessing over or under dose see my article at Understanding Your Symptoms While Adjusting To Vaping : General E-Cig Discussion - International Vapers Club
  6. Rachus

    Rachus Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2011
    Indiana, USA
    Great post bghouse, newpers (I think I made that up) like me are still reading this FYI.

    I started vaping 28 hours ago, and after reading this post, consider myself very fortunate, but have been wondering something since I started. A little analogue background: 20 year smoker, mainly Marlb0r0 for about 15 years, then Winston for the last 5. I switched to Winston when they started their "No bull" campaign, which essentially is zero, equally addictive additives the tobacco companies got called out on at the time. So my thought process is this: perhaps some of the symptoms described by the subscribers here are actually withdrawl symptoms of those additives, as I've not had any of these symptoms. 24+ hours ago, I had in mind that I'd vape while on the clock at work, then analogue on breaks...but I didn't analogue at all; didn't need to. I hadn't decided to quit analogues yesterday -- I figured I wouldn't be able to, I just did (or at least have so far). So my post is getting TL;DR so I'll stop here. Food for thought perhaps to some.
  7. Sathane

    Sathane Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I started eSmoking 3 days ago and I've had headburn, headaches, and sore throat.

    I was thinking that it may just be because I am still not quite sure exactly how much I should be vaping and I might be vaping too much in my excitement to try out all of the 10 flavours I have.
  8. Sard

    Sard Full Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Mpls, MN
    Well, I have been vaping for roughly 2 months, last 2 weeks I have developed shoulder/arm/wrist/finger pain. Went to the doctor a few days ago to have whatever blood tests done to see if they can figure it out. I wont get the results for a few more days. I had to put away the ecigs to see if that could be the cause. I will let you know what happens. Sadly I went and bought a pack of analogs this morning and have been smoking them in the meantime. I am really upset that I have done this, but I have to figure out this pain thing first, by maybe seeing if it clears up or the doc see's something in the results. If it clears up, I will again use the ecig and try to find out if it is a juice in my collection or whatever. Again, this really sucks, but the pain makes my job suck, and that dosnt need any more help.
  9. robertpri

    robertpri Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 3, 2009
    Of course I have NO idea what is wrong with you, but I had early problems too. I switched to VG and a lower nic level. I now vap 12mg nic liquid during the day, and since nic is considered a stimulant, I switch to very low [2-4mg] or even 0 nic at night. No more problems, and no sleep problems.
  10. Concerned
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  11. MedsKid

    MedsKid Senior Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Welland, Ontario
    My vaping symptoms :
    Tendency to mmmMMMMmmmMMM while eating
    Licking chips and throwing out the chip (love flavours now lol)
    Lung capacity slowly coming back
    Spending too much money on Febreeze cuz I live with smokers
    Being able to breathe out of my nose again
    Being able to smell
    Best of all, the pride I feel for being able to kick a 16 year old habit while being surrounded by smokers
  12. tonybaldwin

    tonybaldwin Full Member

    Oct 16, 2010
    New Haven, CT, USA
    I experienced a mild sore throat in the first week of vaping, but it soon dissipated.
    It's been six months, now, and I'm doing fine.
    I've worked down from 24/mg/ml juice to only 6mg/ml, and soon hope to even give up vaping and be completely nicotine free.
    Giving up tobacco and picking up the ecig may very well be the best thing I've done for myself.
    I have gained a bit of weight, but, that's as likely from the fact that we had a brutal winter and I stayed indoors and got less exercise than usual.
  13. ls1chris

    ls1chris Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2011
    I have been vaping for a little over a month now and just now seem to be getting some symptom's And they all seem to hit at one time Right now i have

    Bleeding gums when i floss
    Acne breakout
    Mouth ulcer on the inside of my lip

    i just found it weird it took over a month for me to show any symptoms i guess it took that long for tobacco to get out of my system.I really hope these go away as i can not stand the ulcers as i use to have them when i was younger they drive me crazy along with the sore gums's.Also i have not had a analog since i started vaping and that was the 14th or march
  14. Mudder

    Mudder Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 13, 2010
    For anyone suffering really badly from acid reflux, to the point where you need to use more than the recommended dose of zantac or something similar, try taking some digestive enzymes and/or a complete probiotic supplement, to help bring your good gut flora back up to where it should be. Smoking is very hard on your good gut flora, as well as being on antibiotics. It has helped me more than I can say.
  15. rainkeltoia

    rainkeltoia Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2011
    Thank you for this link, many women in my family suffer from hyothyroidism so I'm definitely going to check it -- I've luckily haven't had any signs of it but I didn't know there was a link with smoking, and the women living in my family that have it all smoked, I'm not sure if they had it before quitting however. Definitely going to give my doc a call and get it checked!
    I do have a question however in regards to women specifically -- is there anything that is in analogs that suppresses your blood flow in regards to menses that, since we aren't getting it once we stop them, would make things more intense? Sorry for the weird wording, not sure how to put it out there without being too graphic or grossing out the boys lol
  16. Amgine

    Amgine Full Member

    Jun 14, 2011
    New(ish) to vaping and so far experiencing weight loss.. in both my stomach and my wallet:vapor:
  17. sfulmer59

    sfulmer59 Full Member

    Jun 13, 2011
    Only been using 2 weeks. Bad ulcer on my lip. Good info here.
  18. SandySu

    SandySu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Trumansburg, NY
    I just smoked e-cigs for the first time today. When the package arrived, of course I had to try the 3 flavors of medium-nicotine disposables I had ordered to see if I like e-cigs. I didn't think I vaped all that much. Over a couple of hours, I'd go take a few puffs, then go do something else. Finally, I went out grocery shopping. And then I got the weirdest feeling -- I was sort of jittery yet also sort of sleepy. A very weird, unusual feeling. And I had a mild headache, too. From research I did here this evening, I conclude I OD'd on nicotine. Who would have thought e-cigs would be so strong? Especially when they taste so mild. So, yes, I had similar symptoms just today. My solution was to come home and take a nap, then, when I woke, to go back to smoking my analogs for the rest of the evening. The symptoms are all gone now. I'm going to have to be a lot more careful with the e-cigs, and when I order one for real (these were just to give it a try), I know to get low nicotine, not medium.

    Judasburrito, I think your symptoms sound a lot like what I felt today. I bet you are routinely ODing on nicotine. Try a lower level and see if that helps. That's what I plan to do.

    This has been a fascinating thread, especially Satire's extensive research on the possible dangers of ingredients. Thanks, everyone for your contributions.
  19. jayvap33

    jayvap33 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 14, 2010
    This will pass when you get acclimated. In my case I leveled off at 11mg and 12mg (depending on the brand) and have been here for 2 years, symptom free and healthy as a horse. I run 20-30 miles a week (even 40!) and feel great.
  20. SandySu

    SandySu Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2011
    Trumansburg, NY
    I'm leery of getting acclimated to a higher dose of nicotine. No point in making things worse. Does anyone know how many puffs on a medium-nicotine e-cig would equal a whole analog? This morning, I've decided 3 puffs would be safe, and it seems to work, though maybe this is too conservative.
  21. yagottawanna

    yagottawanna Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2011
    I dove in head first - last Thurs. afternoon and all day Friday and suffered some very unpleasant side effects. You can find them in my thread on the "Newbies" section. Currently - until I get some flavors tomorrow (as opposed to the "nothingness" I'm getting now) - I am still switching back and forth between vaping and smoking. (However, my actual smoking has decreased quite dramatically. Aside from the 2 cigs I need with my cup of coffee in the morning to wake up, any other cigs throughout the day are a few puffs, cut off the end; relight, few puffs, cut off the end; relight, few puffs, cut off the end. So aside from the morning, I'm not smoking an entire cigarette in one sitting - like I used to. For me, I'm satisfied with that as a good start. :)

    The plus for me is that I'm not as tired during the day - and I think it's because I'm getting more oxygen than I was when I was strictly smoking regular cigs. Very, very happy about that! :)

    I have a question though - that I know someone with an "attitude" is going to ask me either today or tomorrow. How long has vaping been around? And - didn't I see a list of foods, beverages, and medications somewhere that have nicotine in them? I may have to print that out and shove it down his throat. Yes - I'm an old lady, but I can be pretty fiesty if need be.;) I can hear the "lecture" already - complete with the condescending looks and military stance - "Well you're still ingesting nicotine, so you might as well be smoking."

    Smack. :mad:
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