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does vaping/smoking slows cold or Flu recovery?

Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by rozroz, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. BornAgainSteama

    BornAgainSteama I'm proud to be a stoner, yes I am.

    vaping when I have congestion or a cold always makes it worse for me :2c:
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  2. ejackyou

    ejackyou Hamilton

    i have terrible Lungs
    I believe vaping to be Good Prevention,
    But, Not a Cure
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  3. Accept

    Accept Well-Known Member

    What do you mean? Also have a problem with prednisone. Seems to dramatically worsen depression.
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  4. Madri-Gal

    Madri-Gal Child Of The Revolution

    Livin' in the 707
    Prednisone is a difficult drug with many side effects. I only take it when my breathing severely compromised, and for the shortest amount of time possible (with notable exception). None the less, I have trouble sleeping, get headaches, become nauseous, have agitation , mood swings, become sad, angry, weepy, hungry. It's pure hell, but sometimes it has to happen (and sometimes it doesn't, but happens anyway).
    Vaping helps me sleep, calms my agitation, helps with the nausea, when I'm on prednisone. It doesn't help with the hunger, but it doesn't make it worse. It doesn't stop thinning skin, bones thinning, or hair falling out, at least in my case, but for the mood swings, headache, sleep and nausea, or dealing with hair falling out, etc. vaping is a wonder .
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
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  5. Crohnie

    Crohnie Crohn's Warrior

    Northwest Colorado
    Both smoking and vaping slow cold and flu recovery, but I've found vaping slows recovery far less than smoking.
  6. rozroz

    rozroz Well-Known Member

    that's my conclusion regarding vaping. a bit of a slow down,
    it can make me a little fresher for a while, until i get heavier again.
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  7. lookhigh

    lookhigh FC member

    Mystcal land of Eire
    One word.

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  8. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

    And if you have to take it daily for years (as I do) it also causes diabetes.
    As for vaping and colds- I try not to vape when I can't breathe.
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  9. Nina

    Nina Well-Known Member

    I am pondering this question right now, I have a very heavy cold/mild flu and have not felt this ill since I was a child, I took up vaping about 6 months ago and cant help wondering if this would have happened without the vaping.
    Then again if it was that detrimental to my lungs I'd have surely known about it before now.
    For now I am lightly vaping a small amount at night.

    Thank goodness there is an edibles option;)
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  10. 412lou

    412lou New Member

    I'd turn to tinctures when sick. Mixed with fluid.

    Not what was asked, just wanted to add info .
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  11. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

    San Francisco, California
    My current thinking is cannabinoid-bomb a cold, abstain a flu/fever.

    Immunosuppressant effects not so relevant to fighting a cold/rhinovirus, I've read. Easy to knock out just takes time. Meanwhile symptoms largely immune system overreaction.

    Took one for the team with a head cold last month. Indeed, recovered normal speed, symptoms suppressed!

    I understand by contest the body needs every resource to fight flu.
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  12. Brewervapesalot

    Brewervapesalot Well-Known Member

    If you feel nauseous and weed helps then go for it.
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  13. purplegrass

    purplegrass Well-Known Member

    I never used when I was sick, it just seemed like a bad idea to inhale hot air if my chest felt phlemy already. But it might be a good idea if your really struggling to eat food, its important to keep your strength up when you have certain illnesses.

    As someone said, oral administration may be a good idea.
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  14. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

    I follow the same rules for vaping as I do for running/jogging.....as long as I don't have a fever or sore throat it's a go. I read you can run with a cold but not a fever years ago. Mucous/phlegm be damned. I start running congested and about 15 minutes in I'm clear. I'm a disgusting mucous monster for those 15 minutes. I blow my nostrils out and spit like it's my job when I run with a cold. I also vape as part of my exercise routine in that I vape during the warm up and vape after as well. About an hour after the run I start to get all phlegmy again but during the run and for that hour or so after it's great. Maybe the following is why this approach developed the way it has for me.....

    From "the lung institute": Recently it has been found that medical marijuana and its reported efficacy in treating respiratory illness has been linked to anti-inflammatory properties. These chemicals or cannabinoids are known to have several additional functions as well:

    • Promote better sleep
    • Serve to support the immune system
    • Possess anti-microbial properties
    • Work as an expectorant (reduce phlegm)
    • Can relieve pain
    EDIT: I'm not sure vaping helps reduce the duration or severity of the cold but it sure makes the illness itself more bearable. I'm not a doctor but I play one in my own mind :D
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2019
  15. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

    Firm believer here in cannabis working as an expectorant. I also vape(flower and/or concentrates) when I have cold/flu and find no adverse effects. Occasionally I will also break out the edibles during an illness.
    Medicating daily is just a part of my routine(sometimes micro-dosing, others, a bit more.)at this point and doesn't really change much when sick.
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  16. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

    got this at the site you linked to
    You don't have permission to access / on this server.
    Server unable to read htaccess file, denying access to be safe

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
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  17. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

    Not working for me either....maybe it's become fake news :shrug:;)
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  18. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

    fake news, my best kind of News!
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