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I think I need nic back!

Discussion in 'General E-Liquid Discussion' started by Blazr, Sep 16, 2018.

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  1. Blazr

    Blazr Full Member

    Aug 31, 2017
    Tulsa, OK
    What have I done?

    My one year vaperversery was Aug 12th,, no ciggys. I said if I could make it that far I would go to 0mg eliqs. Mid May I ordered all 0mg liqs, plus had some already on hand. So June 1st I went to 0mg only and gave all my partial bottles to my daughter.

    Aug '17 to June 18' I had about a 15lb weigh gain,, no biggie. June to now a 25/30 weight gain, can't breath, feel bad and can't think. I'm so tired,, even after doing nothing. I started back to the gym and have ZERO lbs, has helped with body stiffness, but still feel drained. Some days and times it's hard to breath, 80vg is better than 70 on bad days.

    I do not feel better. Considering going back on nicotine. It's kinda sucks because I have completely detoxed and I even vape less with 0mg liqs. That was immediately noticeable.

    What would you do? This extra 45lbs gotta go,, soon. I can't live like this.
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  2. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Not sure that Nicotine will do that for you. Might help curb appetite. But diet change and exercise is the only way to lose weight
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  3. flavourchaser

    flavourchaser Super Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    Do what you have to do. If you feel nicotine might help, make sure you get enough of it. I use between 10-12mg of nic. Also may be have a health check up with your local doctor.
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  4. Blazr

    Blazr Full Member

    Aug 31, 2017
    Tulsa, OK
    That's just it, you think a little tweaking would do it. Since I went to 0mg the sugar cravings were off the chain for the first two months. They have subsided, but rear it's ugly head occasionally. Higher pain days I've noticed.

    I don't eat processed food much, only a bad craving day. I have to go out of my way to get it too. I will spend 1 1/2 to 2 hrs in the pool. I spent 3 weeks trying to get into induction and failed. I don't understand why?

    I'm pretty sure in June and July my blood sugar was dropping so that's why I tried to do an induction (atkins).

    I don't have a sweet tooth so this was very frustrating and obviously devasting to my body.
  5. Blazr

    Blazr Full Member

    Aug 31, 2017
    Tulsa, OK
    From Aug '17 to June '18 I started with 3mg eliquids. So I only used 3mg and towards the end a few 0mg in the mix.

    Has anyone else gone through this going to zero nic?
  6. flavourchaser

    flavourchaser Super Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    Yeah I vaped for a couple of weeks with 0mg nicotine. I was vaping a lot and felt there was something missing. Then I bought the nicotine and tried 6 mg and vaped a little less so I bumped it up to 12mg and vaped less again. And stayed with 10-12mg ever since. 12mg in the mornings and 10mg in the evenings. I'm working my way slowly to lower nic if possible.
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  7. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I went from 24mg down to zero a few years ago. Zero nic was boring so I raised it to 3mg and the slight nic bite was back and I was happy. I had no side effects during the change, though.
  8. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    MuhahahahHAHA. welcome to age. Calories in calories out and the older you are the harder it is. May I suggest SparkPeople as a useful free dieting app that helps track calories (whatever you do don’t pay the fee. They have it on so bscription so you’ll never stop paying and it actually makes the app worse)
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  9. Blazr

    Blazr Full Member

    Aug 31, 2017
    Tulsa, OK
    I should probably add that as far as vape gear, my sweet place is single coil RDA. MTL isn't my thing. I love DTL. Only reason I don't use a dual coil is because of liquid use.

    I do have a option to use a Breeze and Nautilus 2. I tried 6mg eliqs before and then seemed to strong. I don't know if it was harshness or the amount of nicotine. But wonder about nic salts? Still don't understand how to compare free base with salts.
  10. B2L

    B2L Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2012
    Jacksonville, FL
    Not exactly, but close. I never experienced the rapid weight gain but the rest, yeah.

    When I first began vaping my intention was to ween down to 0mg and quit altogether. After about 3 years I got down to 6mg, from 48, and my wife asked if I was doing something different. I told her I had just dropped my nic level and she said “you might want to consider bumping it back up”. I did, up to 15 where I lost the urge to kill everyone around me and about 6 months ago back up to 24.
  11. smoked25years

    smoked25years Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2018
    Exercise and eat healthy! Eat a carrot instead of a candy bar. Exercise every day, focusing on different muscle groups every day. My favorite is free weights but aerobic exercise will drop pounds faster. Do both! Run outside (instead of inside) if you can run. Or ride a bike outside (instead of inside) if you have problems with your joints do to weight gain, etc. Being outside will also have a positive impact. You'll feel a lot better after you drop the weight.

    If you can try to cut out all processed sugar.

    Congrats on 0 nic!
  12. flavourchaser

    flavourchaser Super Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    Oh Yeah in the mornings I vape MTL(Vapefly Galaxy RDTA and Berserker RDA), in the afternoon I vaped single coil RDA(skyfall,Haku venna), in the evenings I use Pyro RDTA.

    Trying to cut down on liquid use as well slowly...
  13. Blazr

    Blazr Full Member

    Aug 31, 2017
    Tulsa, OK
    You think I'd wanna kill everything around me going to zero. My mind or memory and lack of joy,, is effected. That is slowlyyy like watching pain dry is coming around to tolerable.

    I don't miss the nicotine like I miss physically smoking an analog when I watch an old movie. Damn you Bogart! I'm only 49!!!

    I figure since I start at 3mg for 10 months, the step down was relatively easy. The first 3 weeks were super hard on my body. Headaches, nausea, body felt beat up, sleepy but had insomnia.

    Maybe this is just a test of the emergency broadcast system in my body that's in a loop?
  14. United States

    United States Ultra Member

    Aug 17, 2018
    Have your thyroid checked.

    It may have become under active without nicotine. That slows down your metabolism, makes you feel drained, put on weight and other issues.

    I had put on 25 unexplained pounds, had breathing issues and felt tired all the time. A hormone pill solved it. All 25 pounds are gone, breathing is better and my stamina is like I went back in time 20 years.

    Millions of people have under active thyroids and don't even know it.

    Nicotine has been a known metabolism booster for decades. But now they know it also affects your thyroid.

    Best regards.
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