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Vaping for Asthma?!

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by benjawi4, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. benjawi4

    benjawi4 New Member

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    I have really benefitted from the newly legalized medicine here in Colorado. Smoking the past few months, after work and on the weekends, has really helped with both my clinically diagnosed depression and anxiety. Only problem is that my asthma/weak lungs are getting the better of me. I need to switch from traditional smoking to vaping, but want to make sure I am getting the best possible device for someone with asthma.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ohdono

    ohdono high more than not

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    can't imagine what its like in colorado right now, people must be breathing thc by now 8) are you looking for a home vape setup or something portable? digging through either port/home vape section of the forum gets you a list of the many popular ones out there with pages of friendly helpful users of each device and useful post. if you can narrow down exactly what youre looking for, im sure someone here will post atleast a few options that fit your needs.
     
  3. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    While vaping isn't good for asthma, it is certainly the better, less irritating, choice.
     
  4. Enchantre

    Enchantre Grandma Dabs

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    Actually, that would depend on what and how you are vaping. There are medicinal herbs that are specific for asthma that work well for vaping. Even MJ, when vaped, isn't irritating to asthma (well, okay, to at least some forms of asthma).
    Could easily trigger some clearing of mucus. Be prepared for that.
     
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  5. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    Born with and suffer from asthma & bronchitis all my life. Combusted herb, smoked cigs & cigars, and vaped. Now I only vape. I can go for weeks without inhaling anything but air. During this time my lungs/bronchials get rested from irritation and i wake up in the morning with far less wheezing. When I resume the vape, it's not too bad, but still my lungs flare up a bit and I wheeze a bit in the mornings and at times during the day. My lungs (bronchials) are sensitive, and tighten up over the slightest impetus (cold weather, sneezing, coughing, dust, vaping, etc.). However, I will say that I do feel some relaxing lung relief for a short time right after I vape herb as a result of the anti-inflammatory effects of THC. But eventually return to the more tense state of lung and bronchial condition.
     
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  6. Enchantre

    Enchantre Grandma Dabs

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    ... and I feel that my asthma has calmed down considerably since I started vaping, and mucus-clearing is much easier/less often. :)

    I've also increased lung capacity, probably by trying for monster clouds ;)
     
  7. Puffers

    Puffers Micro-Climate Mastermind

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  8. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

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    Asthma/bronchitis sufferer here.... Vaping irritates me less than smoking (obviously), but still causes a cough and chest itchies unless I pull the vapor thru a 'slightly warmed' water apparatus.

    I still end up with getting loosened up stuff with a good solid cough/hack, but at least I'm not multi hacking trying to clear my lungs out anymore.

    I have to accept this trade-off for my many other ailments from both physical injuries and a brain injury that I find great relief from using cannabis as opposed to those gawd forsaken pharmaceuticals I USED to have 'pushed' upon me. My change-over has left me much more happy in what life has dealt me.
     
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  9. Jappie

    Jappie Member

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    Since I was diagnosed with asthma I also cut out smoking and went to vaporizing only. I find it quite comfortable to vape, but I have to make sure the smoke does not get too hot. Using the Plenty, I am usually fine, with the MFLB I have to be a bit more careful. It does help to lead the clouds of smoke through a water device though with the MFLB, makes it a lot smoother. For me it seems to be the heat of the smoke that can irritate my lungs.
     
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  10. woolspinner

    woolspinner Active Member

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    Reviving this thread because my asthma was getting worse the past couple weeks. After i first switched to vaping, it seemed better, then the past week, very bad. Temps have been in the 90s all week, which could be part of it.

    just wondering, on your (or anyone who reads this, please chime in) breaks from vaping, how long does it take before your lungs feel "normal"?

    I did not vape all day yesterday or today and had the worst day yet! Had to hit the albuterol 2x, which as someone who used to use it once a month, is a big change.

    I said "fuckit" and came home and took 3 smallish hits on my Haze of Hell's Angels OG and thanks to that anti-inflammatory people mention, am breathing better than I have all day!

    I would like to take a break to clear my lungs completely before resuming vaping (took no break btwn combustion &vaping) but wondered how long it would typically take and if anyone else who has done this had it get much, much worse before it got better?
     
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  11. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    My best guess based on 50+ years of severe asthma experience is that it's not the vaping that's irritating you, it's something else in your environment. If you have ceiling fans and ac filters, for example, be sure you thoroughly clean them off regularly; change old pillows and mattresses; comb/brush pets daily; reduce dairy intake; exercise daily; don't overdo the Albuterol or you will suffer from rebound effect; stop vaping for a few weeks if possible, or do it very sparingly. You and I both have a lung condition that requires constant care and preventive vigilance - there's no getting around it till the day we die. CHEERS!
     
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  12. woolspinner

    woolspinner Active Member

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    Until I started smoking more, my asthma was in great shape. So I switched to vaping, but the improvement was scant. This week has been really bad.

    Thank you for your reply. I do think k the environment is a contributor, for sure. I will try a week or two break as soon as I can.
     
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