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Plugged ear

Discussion in 'New Members Forum' started by Ciara, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. Ciara

    Ciara Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    I just know this is gonna sound weird because, is! Last night while vaping, my right ear plugged, like what happens when you get water in it from swimming. It popped back open about an hour later and I didn't think any more about it. When I woke up this morning, it was clogged again and still is several hours later.

    I've only been vaping for 6 days (woohoo!) and wonder if I'm way overdoing it and getting vapor overload or something. Except for not being able to hear in the ear and the feeling of fluid in there, there are no problems at all, no pain, no other symptoms....just can't hear.

    Has anyone else had anything weird like this happen? Did the moisture from vaping find its way into my inner ear?

    Still, I would rather be deaf than go back to ciggies (3rd day free!) I'll just be a happy deaf vaper!! :D
  2. phenom5

    phenom5 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2010
    Probably completely unrelated to vaping.

    FWIW, I'm not a doctor, and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
  3. Sublimation

    Sublimation Super Member ECF Veteran

    Let me do some digging, I think I saw in one of the 6 threads in the ECF Library that impaired hearing is a symptom of nicotine overdose. This same thing happened to me a day or two ago....

    /gets shovel to start digging
  4. Sublimation

    Sublimation Super Member ECF Veteran

    Taken from Mister's post in the ECF Library:

    The symptoms of nicotine overdose are clearer indicators of what is happening in your body than the symptoms of withdrawal. This is because nicotine overdose has been studied a fair bit. Nicotine withdrawal has not been studied nearly as much. What has been studied a lot is cigarette withdrawal which is a different thing - it includes no longer inhaling a few thousand chemicals, not just nicotine.

    Symptoms of nicotine overdose:
    racing pulse, palpitations6,7,8
    salivation, drooling6,7,8
    physical fatigue, weakness6,7,8
    muscle twitching5,8
    hearing or vision problems5

    Just remembered it because like I said, the same thing happened to me the other day after I had been chain vaping. It could also be totally unrelate to vaping. Just monitor your nicotine consumption and see if it happens again. If it keeps up, go see a doctor.
  5. Cicatrize

    Cicatrize Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    I still have this problem occasionally, but I had it when I smoked analogs
  6. nicotime

    nicotime Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2009
    Germantown, MD
    My ear have been ringing for a couple weeks now....maybe I should cut back
  7. Ciara

    Ciara Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Thanks so much for the info! The correlation of my ear plugging up like there's water in there and vaping consistently for the past 3 days can't be missed. When it happened for the first time last night, it did pop open shortly afterward, but it was there again when I woke up this morning and hasn't popped.

    It's a nuisance but nothing I can't deal with. I never would have thought a nic overdose could do something like! I'll be paying much closer attention.
  8. Dmass

    Dmass Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    I get it sometimes as well. I do like I do when on an airplane, hold your nose closed and try to blow out through your nose. Ears will clear immediately.
  9. whimzkool

    whimzkool Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2009
    The more vaping I do, the more my TMD acts up... which causes the clogged ears, very much like when flying. When this happens, I have to ease up as the tension in my jaw exacerbates it.
  10. nicotime

    nicotime Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2009
    Germantown, MD
    May have something to do with the negative pressure on the ear tubes when hitting on the PV...but Im no Dr. either.
  11. keyzygirl

    keyzygirl ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2009
    Key West,Fl.
    My doc said never hold your nose and blow your ears out,you could perferate your eardrums.Im just repeating it.I dont know for sure.
  12. nicotime

    nicotime Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2009
    Germantown, MD
    Exactly...your Eustachian tubes are connected to your sinuses so doing that may blow mucous back up the tubes causing an ear infection.
  13. Sublimation

    Sublimation Super Member ECF Veteran

    Well certainly don't do it hard! This is a proven way to equalize pressure in the ears though. This is the method they teach in scuba diving to equalize your ears under the high pressure of being under water.

    I tried it the other night when it happened after vaping but it didn't help. Eventually just cleared up on its own. Again though, if you notice it doesn't coincide with vaping and doesn't stop, go to your doctor!
  14. gasp

    gasp Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    that may be the weirdest thing i've ever heard. not that i'm saying it's not true, but i've od'd on nic a few times and never had ear or vision problems.
    huh....who knew.
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