Coughing like I'm dying

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    So I have upper respiratory infection. First time sick since I stopped smoking in July.


    But honestly I never had this much pain from coughing when I smoked.


    What do I need to do. I can't vape. Like at all. Every time I try my poor broken lungs end up on the floor next to me.


    I'm on 30 watt. I vape 6mg juice. Can I add pure VG to my current 6mg juice to "dilute" it a little?
     
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    Please just amend your will to let your vape mods be left to out pif trust when you do. :rofl:
     
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    Unfortunately i cant help with your problem as i dont kniw the science behind the diy mixers.
     
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    @QKNatasha

    Try to follow the tips below and see if it helps. :)

    1. Decrease your nicotine strength: You might need to vape a bit more to feel satisfied, but lower nicotine strengths are better for a gentle throat hit.
    2. Use higher-VG liquids: VG is great for clouds, but the throat hit is really smooth at anything over 70 % VG.
    3. Reduce your power setting: Lower-power vaping keeps the vapour cool and the throat hit gentle.
    4. Choose a sweet flavour: Sweet, creamy or bakery ejuices offer a generally smooth throat hit. Coffees and tobaccos can have the same effect too.
    5. Open up your airflow: More airflow makes the vapour cooler and less concentrated, reducing throat hit.
    6. Stick with cotton wicks: Cotton offers a subtle throat hit, but it’s less than with other wicking materials.
     
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    I know this is contrary to popular opinion, but what works for me is high PG menthololated juices. PG will kill the germs, the menthol will freeze any of the remaining hard core ones and soothe your throat.
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    I actually went and got a bottle of 3mg menthol.

    Oh hell no. I'll live just to keep up my vape collection ;)
     
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    This definitely helps soothing the burn when inhaling. Just tried it and it definitely makes a difference.

    Thanks for the great tip.
     
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    @Alex I would be inclined to agree, since PG is apparently used in air-cons in office blocks to kill germs.
     
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    Rather go to the doctor and get checked out? I don’t think advising you to turn to DIY concoctions is the responsible thing to do.
     
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    Hello friend, I've been vapeing for approximately four years and have worked my nic.down to 3m from 18.When I first started I went through a bit of coughing but it subsided. I initially vaped only menthol tobacco juice.A couple of weeks ago I was vapeing and for reasons unbeknownst I went into a coughing fit like I'd never experienced before or since, it was an itch in my throat that I couldn't scratch and the fit was scary to say the least. I've no idea what caused it and thankfully it's never returned. Our forum allies have offered tips (I'm at a loss to assist you,sorry ) that may help,and I think this too shall pass.
    Good luck and remember that you've stopped smoking and things will only get better health wise!
     
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    @kev mac Well said!
     
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    @QKNatasha I gave up smoking many times in my life :blush: and every time I got sick AFTER giving up. What??? I've given up smoking and now I get sick?? Strange, but true! Imo only, I think it's the immune system adjusting to not having to deal with all the toxins!
     
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    Already been to the doctor twice with antibiotics prescribed on both occasions.
     
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    A respiratory infection can be mild or it can become serious. I would rather get some Nicotine patches and wait for my body to heal. The last thing you want to do is aggravate a situation that you are already struggling with. Get better first.
     
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    yep this is normal to get either bronchitis or sinusitus after quitting smoking.
    its your body getting rid of the toxins and cleansing itself.
    just get lots of fluids ( not alcohol ) lots of vit c and immune boosters and ride out the storm.
    rather try and avoid vaping as far as possible and definetly DO NOT pick up the stinkies again
     
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    @Jones I agree. @QKNatasha get Nicorette chewing gum for your nicotine fix until you can vape again. It's available from Clicks and DisChem in nic strengths of 2mg or 4mg in each piece of gum. The flavours are Regular (AWFUL!!!), Mint (refreshing) and Tutti Fruitti (tastes too much like sweets and I was inclined to chew too many pieces because of that). Nicorette is excellent. I used it to stop smoking, but I still wanted my nic fix, so instead of using it for a while, I used it for 3 years (which you're not supposed to do) until I started vaping 2 months ago.
     
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    @QKNatasha I've just come across a Flu Vape made by All Day Vapes
    https://alldayvapes.co.za/product/e-liquid-fluvape/ E-Liquid FluVape   All Day Vapes.png

    They will make any nicotine strength that you ask for and what is really good, is that they have a basic price for e-liquid without nic, and then they charge R1,50 extra per mg of nic that is added - so you pay for what you get.

    I haven't tried their Flu Vape yet, but according to the customer review which you can read on their website, it's good for sinus problems, which I have. I've tried some of their other e-liquids and they're very good!
     
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    I love all day vapes!
    Will definitely look in to this.
    Thanks for the heads up
     
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    @QKNatasha I love them too - they make such interesting flavours. I bought 4 bottles from them recently for the first time and I'm impressed! I've joined the Juice Club on their website and I'll be writing reviews on those juices soon.
     
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    Probably going to get hammered for this, but just leave the vape alone for 2 days, dont smoke, dont vape at all. Nothing, nada. Whether its menthol, ice, peppermint, it doesnt matter.
    I have very poor lungs, severe asthma, had a collapsed lung a few years ago and had pneumonia on various occasions. So i regularly sit with lung issues. If you want to recover fast, stop everything. Get a nebulizer (cheap at Dischem) and steam 3 times a day with a saline solution. Dont mess with your lungs bud, 2 days without vape wont kill you.
     
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    For sure,it's sort of like kicking dope your body craves what you're denying it and you get the cold turkey syndrome only not as bad thankfully. It's been my experience that the worst of it only lasts a couple of days and then it's mostly mental craves.
    This is when we just need to man up.Fortunately for me vapeing saved me from these evils and quitting was pretty easy for me this last time,it's been about four years. I hate sounding corny but vapeing does save lives.
     
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    sometimes this symptoms is your brain wanting you to smoke again. I know I am late with this but someone else might seek the same answer to the same question.i think @Alex posted a thread on other chemicals that your body craves or was it @Andre
     
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    it was @Alex 19/4/2014
     
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    How did you eventually resolve the problem? @QKNatasha
     
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