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anti depresants and ecig info? help

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by 5th Element, Feb 5, 2010.

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  1. 5th Element

    5th Element Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    Ohio
    hi. does anybody have any good links or info aboubt using ecigs on anti depressants? my mother has lung cancer and i wld like to get her something easy to use like a kr8081-d. wld be easy for her. shes still smoking cigs. she puffs on mine here n there but the 510 and my silver bullet at 6v are a little much for her lol! but im worried about the side affects with the anti depressants. any info would be appreciated!!!!!! thanks
     
  2. Skully7780

    Skully7780 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    hartford, ct
    If she is smoking cigs the ecig will do her no harm. The only ingrediant that is not in the cigs is the PG or VG and that will not affect her meds (as far as anyone knows...)
     
  3. 5th Element

    5th Element Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    Ohio
    yea shes on alot of different meds. thats one thing i was worried aboubt.
     
  4. Skully7780

    Skully7780 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    hartford, ct
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    Ask a doctor to be sure.
     
  5. martha1014

    martha1014 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2009
    Delhi, LA USA
    IMO it has to be better than cigarettes. I am not a M.D. but I don"t see where there should be any negative reactions with medication. I take antidepressant and have not experience any. Of course not all of us are the since she already has a serious disease so to be safe I would probably ask her doctor.
     
  6. 5th Element

    5th Element Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    Ohio
    on my yetti 510 kit, it doent say much, but it does say dont use while on anti-depresants! idk i still feel even if its not 100% safe but its still better than smoking a cigarette!
     
  7. itsmyyear

    itsmyyear Full Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Buffalo
    I take effexor (antidepressant) and have been vaping for a month with no side effects. I find that it has actually HELPED my moods...I am much more "content" now without many ups and downs. I don't know of any reactions between antidepressants and nicotine- but since she is on a lot of meds, I would definitely check with the dr. to be safe- but I would imagine it HAS to be better for her than all the myriad of stuff thats in analogs!
     
  8. lonercom

    lonercom Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    St. Petersburg, Fl
    True, always good to check with the MD.

    IMHO, if she's smoking tobacco now, Vaping should still do less harm.

    GL, let us know how she's doing after vaping.

    Bob - W2RJL
     
  9. idoesmoking

    idoesmoking Full Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2009
    Kolkata,India
    I cant get what you are saying?
    your mother has Lung Cancer?
    Still she smokes? and you allow it?
    And who is taking antidepressant(s)?
    Does her doctor knows that she still smokes?
     
  10. 5th Element

    5th Element Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2010
    Ohio
    yes my mother has lung cancer and she still smokes. shes 53 yrs old, i cant make her quit smoking. her doctor knows aswell. and she is on anti depressants and other meds and was looking for info aboubt ecigs and anti depressants because i have seen things were they say do not mix because of side efffects
     
  11. idoesmoking

    idoesmoking Full Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2009
    Kolkata,India
    @5th Element: Try to help help her quit smoking,this is what I can say.
    No controlled trial has been done with antidepressants and e-cig till now.But you can help her to quit giving e-cig,thats it.
    Its obvious that you,like everyone love your mother.God bless you and may God give her a long functional life.
     
  12. Kurt

    Kurt Quantum Vapyre ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    Philadelphia
    There is no way any ecig producer would put this sort of contra-indication info on an ecig box. That would be making drug claims.

    Most antideps are seretonin drugs, and nic should not have a significant influence on them. Lots of people who take antideps also smoke. Not to say switching to ecigs might not be a strong effect, and there are a lot of initial nic withdrawal symptoms which can be pretty dramatic. But there should not be an interaction with most antideps, especially if she is smoking now anyway.
     
  13. MsSki

    MsSki Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2010
    Fort Rucker Alabama
    I take Lexapro because I have anxiety or as my husband says Im like Ping pong ball bouncing all over the place. I have been vaping only for a few weeks but i havnt noticed any side effects except i dont stink or have bad breath anymore and i seem happier :)
    Tara
     
  14. logbas34

    logbas34 Full Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    louisville
    well first off you need to explain the medications she is taking then do a simple search online and look up what the mode of action is. (medical jargon) if one or more of these medications affects the nicotinic acytlcholine receptors, or maybe the beta-1,2 receptors. the reason I say that is sure she might smoke but some of these e-liquids are really strong and maybe it could exaggerate a condition brought upon by the antidepressants, such as high blood pressure or heart rate. as far as the pg or VG, I wouldn't worry about that at all I don't believe they have a pharmacological action on anything.
     
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