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Breathing problems and vaporizing/bong hits.

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by DougBentley, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. DougBentley

    DougBentley New Member

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    Ok So I have pretty severe asthma. I have to use my inhaler almost everyday. It gets caused from running around, dust, cats, or even just from sleeping...I know that smoking doesn't help my asthma, especially joints. I started using a bong recently and that definitely is way less harsh, BUT my lungs still get constricted. I then got a vaporizer (extreme q) and that is nice, less harsh than the bong, but there is still some irritation. It may just be THC in general...

    I love getting stoned though it really helps my anxiety and it is like my morning coffee. I can't smoke anymore, so I am looking for a new way to get high. I have tried oils and tinctures but either they aren't strong enough or they are too strong and I can't function at all through out my day.. so can anyone suggest a good vaporizer set up? I run it through my bong and its better but the HIGH is just not the same as smoking... or maybe a good tincture or oil recipe or some solution so I can breathe and still be able to get stoned.

    I know there are forums all over the web about this stuff and I have been reading for the past 2 weeks but no one has given me my answer. I would like to hear from other asthmatics if possible...

    Thank you so much,

    someone in need of advice!
     
  2. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    My good friend has been an all-life asthmatic with 62% lung capacity. He doesn't have any problem taking a large hit of vapor without coughing IF its run through water. Especially with the Vapexhale Cloud & the purity of the airpath.

    Have you tried packing "elbow bowls" in the Extreme? You can get a denser, richer vapor hit that should help get a stronger effect that you might be used to from smoking. (I'd check the Extreme Q thread itself for more information regarding the elbow pack... or if anyone knowledgeable on it posts here =P)
     
  3. DougBentley

    DougBentley New Member

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    thanks so much SD_Haze

    that was very insightful. I will check out that vapexhale and look into the elbow bowls..

    any other asthmatics out there that have experience with vaporizers or other methods that doesn't flare up their asthma? I was hitting my arizer solo last night and I was coughing a bunch and it was very low heat, I feel like it tickles my lungs or something..

    EDIT: I just checked out the vapexhale cloud, it seems awesome.. but It also looked like it costs $600 which is out of my budget. I have a nice bong straight tube and an extreme q and arizer solo vapes, sO I wonder if there is a way to convert it into something like this. Is it?
     
  4. kushcabbage

    kushcabbage vapor nerd

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    Hey DougBentley, if you havent seen this thread yet it full of great ideas on how to make vapor a bit easier on your lungs:
    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/excessive-vape-coughing.7273/page-3 Egzoset has a bunch of cool ideas about mist conditioning and such. Worth a read!

    and yes to answer your other question, you can buy just the stand alone cloud without the tube for 399. It has a male 18mm glass on glass joint on top that can rest inside any female 18mm glass joint say on your bong or many bubblers they make.
     
  5. DougBentley

    DougBentley New Member

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    o sweet thank you I will check out that thread instantly.. awesome thanks so much..

    I have the arizer solo right now, would it be worth it to get the cloud if I already have the arizer solo? I would invest in the cloud but if its just as good converting the arizer and my bong to something like this, than I would like to save the $400 bucks. what do you think?
     
  6. kushcabbage

    kushcabbage vapor nerd

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    I love my solo, I've never used a cloud before though.. They are quite pricy but it's a smart little vape. Heat renention between massive hits is excellent due to an algoritam in the software. All glass will taste nice. But in other direction the solo has a bad ass little heater too. Hook it up to a bubbler via http://www.planetvape.ca/pvhegong-high-efficiency-gong.html and your going to milk anything you hook it up to. If all your looking for is a vape that can mate with glass, you've already got the solo and EQ. If you even get a stand alone hydratube you can use it on both with the right adapters. If you've got another piece of glass you'd like to use in mind and have to have the cloud it can be bought for 399. It's the last package on the website.
     
  7. DrLuap

    DrLuap Active Member

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    I have mild asthma & do not smoke ciggies or joints & after a year of vaping was starting to cough too much with my vapes - having vague memories of bongs 30 odd years ago and Just b4 Xmas I ordered a bong with 18mm down pipe & an un-named green double peculator bong that also had 18mm down pipe - some 8mm silicone tube between my arizer solo and its mouthpiece connected up nicely with the elbow connector for my v-tower which is also 18mm - for the v-tower to the bongs it was just 2 v/q-tower elbow connections. The difference is amazing - put a few crystals of menthol in and even more cooler - no coughs - keep it down longer - for me a much more enjoyable experience - bongs & vaporizer are now my only way - Happy New year people
     
  8. luchiano

    luchiano Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like some plant matter is being released, and is effecting your respiratory system. Hook your vape up to some type of water pipe, inhale slow ,and smooth, so more vapor comes into contact with the water so the water can filter as much particulate matter as it can. If you inhale too fast some plant matter will still get to you, especially if you don't have a diffuser on your down stem. Plus going slow gives you better extraction, anyway.
     
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  9. Steele Concept

    Steele Concept Transformer Tubes Manufacturer

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    As others have commented try a nice GonG waterpipe coupled with a VXC or LSV. Otherwise, the Green Dragon tincture thread is amazing. Just ensure to use your finest herbs (No ABV) and 95% ethanol, you won't be disappointed.
     

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