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  1. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    Hello everyone. I have been vaping for almost exactly a month now. I am having a bit of an issue and need some advice. First off I wanna say, when this started I went to the hospital because I thought something was wrong and they did a FULL workup of tests including blood urine chest x-ray ekg the whole 9 yards all tests came back perfectly normal. I have been having an extremely tight chest that started literally 2 days after I started vaping. My blood ox was perfect so I know I'm breathing fine but it feels like someone's standing on my chest. After doing some research I found it is most likely linked to vaping. I saw on this site that many many people have the same issue for one reason it another. My question is, how long after I stop vaping have the symptoms stopped in most people. The doctor can't find another wrong with me so it's gotta be from vaping. I haven't touched my vape since last night and it's definately a little better but I still have some of the symptoms. Can someone please please give me some advice and or input. I'd really appreciate it
     
  2. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome to ECF, Deanna. Here's almost exactly a months worth of claps on the back. :thumb:

    What kind of vaping device are you using? Are you using store bought e-juice, or do you mix up your own? What is, or do you know what is, the PG/VG ratio? Your issue could be due to too high a VG percentage.
     
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  3. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    That is what I had read. I'm vaping 70/30. I haven't touched it since last night but I'm still feeling the right chest periodically throughout the day so I'm trying to figure out how long it will be until this goes away so I can find lower juice and vape again. And it's store bought juice. Lemon head. Blueberry lemon
     
  4. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I assume the 70/30 is VG/PG. Try a 50/50, or even lower on the VG side.
     
  5. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    I want to wait until this tightness stops. Have you had experience with that. It's scaring me because the doctors say nothing is wrong but obviously something is causing it. A couple days before it stops?
     
  6. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    I assumed she went with your initial order

    @Deanna carpenter please eliminate all confusion and post your ratios as follows...
    "70VG/30PG"
    or
    "70PG/30VG"

    Since some put the PG before the VG and some put the VG before the PG, it gets too confusing.

    You you can also just use one as we can figure the other easily. Like...
    "70PG"
    or
    "70VG"
     
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  7. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    Sorry. 70vg 30pg I'm new I apologize
     
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  8. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have been vaping for slightly more than 5 1/2 years, and I've never had a similar experience that you are having. However, I have never vaped a liquid with more than a 50% VG ratio. In fact, after I started, I quickly moved to a 75/25 PG/VG e-liquid. This had nothing to do with a 'maybe too much VG' thing though. It's possible also that your body isn't used to just PG, VG, nicotine, and flavors, and you are experiencing a type of 'cigarette withdrawal'.
     
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  9. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    No apologies necessary.
     
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  10. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    UDIO, Clown World
    Also, I don't mean to scare you, but please get a COVID-19 test if you can.

    This is not something to take lightly right now. Just because you feel better today it means nothing. Also, just because this started when you started vaping also means nothing.
     
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  11. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    I never knew there was a such thing. This is like a double edged sword. I broke down and put a nic patch on for now until this tightness stops and then I'm gonna get a lower juice and to from there. I just don't know why it's still happening after 18 hours of using the vape. I saw so many threads with people who it happened to but I couldn't reply so I had to make a new thread and hope I can get some info. Thank you for the info. The sensation is causing panic attacks because it scares me
     
  12. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    It's been happening for over a month now started right when I started vaping. I have no symptoms except for the tightness my blood ox is 100 so they said it's not even a symptom at the hospital
     
  13. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oh there is, and the cigarette side of the sword is sharper for some than others. There are thousands of chemicals in an unlit cigarette, and that number increases when it's lit.
     
  14. Mordacai

    Mordacai Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    Could be another underlying condition that is aggravated by stress @Deanna carpenter, as times recently have become very stressful indeed.

    Did you have a full neurological assessment though during your hospital admission?
     
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  15. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    I am having anxiety from the stress but other than that it was mostly blood work full panal urine chest x-ray ekg
     
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  16. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    I've gotten similar symptoms since the first week I started vaping.

    For me, it is without any doubt a sensitivity to Vg.
    Anything above 50% Vg and a few to maybe a dozen vapes causes symptoms, even vaping too much too frequently of 50% I can have some reaction to.

    For me, best described as shortness of breath, building to a tight chest, then up to difficult to take a normal breath, up to an elephant standing on my chest difficult to take a breath.

    I know several that have similar sensitivities to Vg, many need to stay below 30% Vg to be able to vape.
     
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  17. Vapemesilly

    Vapemesilly Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2017
    Nevada
    I don't see anywhere here where the OP says what kind of device she is using, what strength nicotine. Getting too focused on VG/PG ratio isn't always the answer.
     
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  18. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    That is EXACTLY what I feel. Like . Like my husband kept asking me what it felt like and thats exactly what I feel. When you changed your liquid did it take a day or 2 for it to stop or was it immediately
     
  19. Deanna carpenter

    Deanna carpenter Full Member

    Apr 7, 2020
    I am using 3 nic and I believe it's aeges mini not sure of the spelling. I don't know much about it yet so not sure exactly the model or anything
     
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  20. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    True. It does sound like a VG thing though, although device/nic strength/smoking time span info would be helpful.
     
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