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Chest Pain Last Few Days

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by RamAir02, Sep 10, 2019.

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  1. RamAir02

    RamAir02 Full Member

    Jun 15, 2011
    New York, NY
    I'm a little bit nervous with all of the latest news about this mysterious lung disease. To make matters worse, I've had some mild chest pain since Thursday.

    I'm a pretty heavy vaper. 6mg VapeWild juice is my go to and I use a Kayfun Lite 2019. MTL vaper, low wattage (12w usually)

    I also vape a THC cartridge nightly before bed. If something is going on with my body, I think this is the likely culprit. I'm not in a recreational state, so my cartridges are black market. From what I've read, it looks like this HoneyCut product contains Vitamin E acetate. Maybe it's in my cartridges?

    Since Thursday, I've had a slight tightness / pain in my chest. It hasn't gotten worse, but it also hasn't subsided. I've stopped using the THC pen. And I've cut down on my vaping a good amount, but haven't stopped (I'm an ex-smoker, it'll be tough for me to stop!).

    What should I do? Should I make an appointment with a pulmonologist and have my lungs scanned? Should I make an appointment with my regular physician? Should I go to the ER immediately?

    I've read that the symptoms people have had typically start mild and progress over time to the point of difficulty breathing. I feel like I'm able to breathe pretty normally, but the lingering chest pain is scaring me. I know there have been a few deaths, but what about the other several hundred cases? Have people been treated in the hospital and then released? What sort of treatments have doctors been using? How is it diagnosed? If I go to a doctor, should I bring my THC cartridge and e-juice? I haven't found a lot of this information in my research.

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  2. markfm

    markfm Aussie Pup Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    For chest pain I wouldn't mess around. I'd call my doctor soon, speak to them or another doctor in the practice (describe the scenario), do what they suggest.

    I'd also keep the cartridges in case someone wanted them to test.
     
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  3. Horselady154

    Horselady154 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    United States
    STOP vaping the THC immediately and get to a doctor and yes, I would take what you have been vaping. ALL of it. Just so they can check both substances to be sure.

    Only you know the urgency. I would think you would need to see a pulmonologist, but I am not a doctor. They are the lung specialists though. If you try to make an appt with one of them yourself, it might be awhile. If you go to your primary care physician, they likely could get you in quickly. Or, just go to the ER, if you think that is needed.
     
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  4. RamAir02

    RamAir02 Full Member

    Jun 15, 2011
    New York, NY
    Thanks. Ok, this just reinforces what I already knew. I need to go see a doctor. Thank you, sincerely.

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  5. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    Florida
  6. RamAir02

    RamAir02 Full Member

    Jun 15, 2011
    New York, NY
    My original post was in haste. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning, so I've calmed down a bit. I should add a bit more color.

    I've been vaping for 9 years now. Never any health issues related to vaping. I'm actually, luckily and gratefully, in solid health overall. No health scares. I was a pack a day smoker for 6 years prior to picking up vaping. And I was able to quit smoking analogs in one day thanks to vaping. I've also always been a MTL vaper. Started off with stick cartridges (Smokeless Image) before moving to Kayfuns. 18mg in the early days, then 12mg for many years and recently I switched to 6mg. I've also been consistent with my juice (I know, boringggg) for the last several years...VapeWild Honeydew. I just haven't found a flavor I like more.

    For more context, I'm 32 years old. I've always been a casual marijuana user (heavier when I was younger). For the last few years, I've only used cannabis at night to sleep. For convenience, I use THC oil cartridges. One 1 gram cartridge usually last me a month or two, so you can see I am not a heavy user.

    The timing of my chest pain leads me to believe it has nothing to do with vaping. It's more likely related to the black market THC cartridge that I've been using (or it could be something else entirely). The main reason I believe this is the recent news about THC cartridges testing positive for Vitamin E Average which, when inhaled, can lead to a disease similar to lipid pneumonia. It also seems there have been new products released in late 2018, notably HoneyCut, that are being used to cut THC liquid and likely contains Vitamin E Acetate.

    However, we'll see what the doc says. I just wanted to add more info so I don't scare any vapers. But I would recommend staying away from THC oil cartridges for now. If you're a cannabis user, just smoke flower until this is all cleared up.


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  7. villavi3

    villavi3 Full Member

    Aug 25, 2019
    Im not a THC vaper nor smoker, but thanks for the heads up. Please keep us posted on what the doc says and I hope it’s nothing to worry about and you’re fine.


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  8. RamAir02

    RamAir02 Full Member

    Jun 15, 2011
    New York, NY
    Went to the doc this morning. Had chest x-ray done. I'm happy to say everything is normal and my lungs are clear. They also don't think it's heart related. The doctor thinks it's general tightness in the chest due to seasonal allergies, which I was very happy to hear. Regardless, I'm staying away from the THC cartridges.

    Thanks for bearing with me while my anxiety was peaking.

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  9. RamAir02

    RamAir02 Full Member

    Jun 15, 2011
    New York, NY
    Also, they didn't want my e-juice or the THC cartridge (I brought both). I was a little perplexed by that. They said they didn't have any way to get it to the FDA and they hadn't received a bulletin or any direction to collect items like that. I've definitely read articles saying bring the THC cartridge with you.

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  10. villavi3

    villavi3 Full Member

    Aug 25, 2019
    Glad to hear that it’s all good!


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  11. Toronnah

    Toronnah Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2012
    Canada
    There are hundreds of potential causes of chest pain.

    Anyone with chest pain should consult their doctor, not the internet.
     

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