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questions about weird chest pains.

Discussion in 'Health, Safety and Vaping' started by khantron, Sep 19, 2013.

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  1. khantron

    khantron Full Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
    so i have been vaping on and off for a year, usually ill stop when i start to get pains in my upper body, almost feels as if i have a knot in a back muscle or a weird pain or flutter in my chest, i have seen multiple doctors and i keep checking out fine. anyone have any ideas what it could be?.. almost feels like gas, but it isn't... 70% PG 30% VG on current juice, and am trying 0 nic (LOL) to see if that makes a difference, but the odd pain still comes back.. doesn't hurt to the point where i am grabbing my chest or back, but is very uncomfortable
  2. AgentAnia

    AgentAnia Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2013
    Orbiting Sirius B
    Hi khanton. No one on an internet forum is qualified to diagnose your problem, nor should anyone try to! I'm sorry you have't had satisfaction from the doctors you've seen, but the only response any of us can give you is to seek medical advice. If you are accurate in describing your symptoms, your primary care physician should be able to refer you to the proper specialist for tests.

    It can be frustrating, I know, as there are so many different medical specialties. I hope you'll keep looking and that you're able to resolve the problem and continue to vape comfortably and safely! :)
  3. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    Five Words: Go To The Doctor Now.

    It's Probably Nothing. But let Your Doctor tell you that. And not some Wanna-be Health Care worker who Doesn't even play a doctor on TV.
  4. Caridwen

    Caridwen ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 15, 2011
    It goes without saying to see a doctor with chest pains of course. Could be completely unrelated to vaping.

    I do get a 'heaviness' in my chest from VG. I can have some, but not much before I get that feeling. I wouldn't describe it as a pain though.
  5. galyion

    galyion Full Member

    Sep 25, 2013
    Pa, USA
    i agree that a doctor is your best bet. but with that said i get similar pains in my chest/back almost like heartburn but different. only when i use certain flavors. mostly cherry. i use high vg 12mg liquid mainly
  6. wolfie_beast

    wolfie_beast Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    Colorado, USA
    Yes, doctor! However, just FYI: I get muscle cramps in my chest and back if I don't drink enough water.
  7. adrkaushal

    adrkaushal Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    I suspect it is because of the higher ratio of PG eLiquid. I used to have the same problem but then I switched over to 100% VG eLiquids. Got no problems at all and I vape whole day long 24x7 :D
  8. nopatch

    nopatch Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2011
    You should still go and see a doctor :laugh:
  9. KjAthena

    KjAthena Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2013
    Tampa Bay
    I have personally found I get heavy sore lungs trying 100% VG liquids....I now stay with no more than 50/50 liquids...I do prefer 80pg/20vg when possible and that works even better for me...others do better with higher VG so your mileage may be vary
  10. nopatch

    nopatch Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2011
    It is be possible to use higher vg quantites by setting water content at around 15% .
  11. adrkaushal

    adrkaushal Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Hello nopatch,

    I have tried adding water to my VG liquid but that kills the flavor completely.
  12. Kurt

    Kurt Quantum Vapyre ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    I would go to a doctor. I suspect what you are getting is not PG or VG related, but nicotine might be causing the pyloric sphincter (between the stomach and the esophagus) to spasm. This will cause a pain just below and behind your solar plexus that feels like you need to belch, but can't. Just a thought, since I have had this, although not from nicotine. It is generally stress related and is treated with of all things nitroglycerine (small pills that dissolve under the tongue). Nicotine can cause hiccups and other esophagus spasms, so this does not seem unreasonable, although one can get these particular spasms without nicotine too. See a doc.
  13. Mr.Mann

    Mr.Mann Visit the PIF Sub-Forum Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2011
    All over the place
    Yes, I have gotten the hiccups as well. I also used to get those when I smoked (but they hurt then).
  14. Vaptor

    Vaptor Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2012
    I find straight VG little heavy on the chest but only when vaping it. Not a pain, more like breathing in steamy sauna feeling. 70PG/30VG works best for me.
  15. atomizer mizer

    atomizer mizer Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2011
    USofA, Alabama
    Assigning blame or diagnosing problems can be an extremely difficult task. Doing it here on a message board is almost impossible. I also have panic attacks, uncontrolled diabetes(200-600 glucose level), insomnia and chronic back pain(multiple crushed vertebrae, nerves, fractured sacrum and pelvis). The symptoms of diabetes and the panic attacks began very soon after starting ecigs. I was convinced my medical issues were the result of the PG or VG in the juice because I had been a lifetime smoker up until the day I started ecigs 4 years ago and never had those health issues. Turned out the panic attacks were being caused by withdraw from sleep medications and the diabetes runs in my family as well as I am at the prime age and activity level for diabetes to develop and back injuries limit my physical activity which are critical for controlling high sugar levels. I was convinced for a couple years the ejuice was the problem but never could prove it. I know I could have quit the ecigs but I was afraid I would go back to analogs so I didn't. I do take insulin and other meds for the diabetes but without exercise it's almost impossible to control.
  16. adrkaushal

    adrkaushal Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Couldn't have said it better! Spot on! Just wish to add, "without exercise it's almost impossible to control, even for someone who is not smoking or vaping".
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