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Why does vaping give me a headache?

Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by randybishop, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. randybishop

    randybishop Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE vaping, but in small amounts. When I vape an entire bowl I get a headache a few hours later. Why do you think this happens? And does it happen to you?
     
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  2. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Do you also get a headache when you smoke?
     
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  3. Buildozer

    Buildozer Baked & Fried

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    What are you vaping w/? Is it pretty restricting on the draw? I can get headaches from fighting too much restriction..
     
  4. Wizsteve

    Wizsteve Well-Known Member

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    buy your herb elsewhere sounds to me your buying a hemp strain that was going around here a few years ago stuff would give you a massive headache
     
  5. SpruceGruve

    SpruceGruve Bag of sand in hand,Eyeing up the gold statue

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    There is so many factors that this could be.
    Could be fighting restriction like buildozer said,could be a cheep vape with plactics/electronics in the heat path.

    It could be the strain,or it could be the growers methods,I have seen some crappy growers foliary feed bad fertilizers in the bloom stage..
     
  6. randybishop

    randybishop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies. :)
    I use the Da Buddha, it does not seem like the draw is restricting. I do not smoke, only vape.
    Regarding strain, not sure what it was, but it has happened before with other weed too (all street weed).
     
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  7. SpruceGruve

    SpruceGruve Bag of sand in hand,Eyeing up the gold statue

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    Looks like it comes down to the strain or the grower.....good luck with that,I don't know what to say
     
  8. cromaticas

    cromaticas New Member

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    I've had headaches from smoking perfectly fine weed,but never from vaping...I also wish I knew what caused them..
     
  9. Wizsteve

    Wizsteve Well-Known Member

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    to this day i avoid herb with orange or red hairs when ever possible this stuff was covered with them with looks like it was harvest to soon look.(the hairs is what gives you the headache no idea why but this is no actives in the hairs thc cbd etc) since there was so many i pulled them off loaded a bowl and bam instant headache.
     
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  10. equatorgringo

    equatorgringo Well-Known Member

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    I was also getting head aches recently after vaping...I've pretty much cured it by making sure I drink about 3 glasses of water starting from when I get home from work (I vape before bed). Been with the same stash for over a month so it was easy to shift the blame from weed to a little dehydration. :2c:
     
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  11. randybishop

    randybishop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, probably the problem for me too! :)
     
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  12. Elluzion

    Elluzion Vapeosaurus Rex

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    Could be dehydration or lack of oxygen (aka you dont go outside much)
     
  13. cityslang

    cityslang A taste on the tongue

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    Smoking can sometimes give me headaches but never from vaping.

    Most times imo headaches are caused by poorly grown/cured/whatever crud they've sprayed on it
     
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  14. randybishop

    randybishop Well-Known Member

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    Been vaping my homegrown, no headache!
    I read headaches can be from lack of flushing the plant (still has nutes).
     
  15. DOOM

    DOOM Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Elluzion and equatorgringo.

    I never get headaches when smoking but if Im vaping all day (when working from home), i get a slight headache from taking too many draws.. 1 day vape session (20-30 draws) compared to smoking (3-5 hits) all day. For me it's the lack of oxygen from too many draws, being confined inside stuffy office and not staying hydrated which trigger my headaches.

    So try equatorgringos advice and load up on the water. Or try a nice walk outside to get some fresh air.
     
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  16. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    The only time I ever received a headache from vaping is when I was breaking in my OG Pinnacle. I never mentioned it in the thread because I couldn't quantify it but I'm sure it was the plastic used on the PonG. Another very well respected FC member had the exact same experience. At first we thought the vape was not getting hot enough, providing more of a sativa experience which it did, but that little headache persisted, and it bothered me every single time. When I finally couldn't take the melting/degrading PonG nonsense any more I finally just put the thing down and it is now in the "refuse to use" category.
     
  17. Egzoset

    Egzoset Banned

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    Salutations RandyBishop,

    The delay is what puzzles me most. Could this be some form of intolerance you're developping? I wonder because i've grown some intolerance myself lately, under some different context and form though: rafale sneezing, watery eyes, stuffed nose, rash skin... Well, the thing is i don't think the later item becomes obvious instantly, that stage arrives last much later in the progression so that's one physical symptom which emerges after a delay has passed and my reasoning is that your headaches are equally slow to build up.

    [​IMG]

    I see some similitude in such delay. Dry cannabic vapour affects me greatly and i've got this particular issue fixed long ago by using a self-moisturizing VG pipe, but it appears i may also happen to be sensitive to a substance released at low vaping temperatures and this eventually triggers skin irritation after a while.

    Lucky me the incapacitating symptoms have receeded once i moddified my ritual to limit low-temperature vaping. Yet, my point is that the reaction was slow and intolerance-related.

    :peace:
     
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  18. HugieLewis

    HugieLewis I'm not an expert but I have a strong opinion

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    @equatorgringo is probably on to something. Many (most?) people don't drink nearly enough water and even slight dehydration can cause headaches. Compound that with vaping and it could very well lead to issues.

    TL; DR: Go drink a glass of water. Your body will thank you
     
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    Egzoset Banned

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  20. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    @randybishop

    I have had this happen to myself on a few occasions and I have narrowed it down to inferior herb.
    I drink more than enough water everyday and while vaping, so this is not my issue.
    I very rarely get headaches, usually only when driving for hours on end.

    I buy my herb online from various places and usually research the best ones to avoid wasting money.
    The last one was very highly recommended by numerous people, so I jumped on the boat as well.
    Product arrived and it looked and smelled great, it was all supposedly their top quality strains.

    Heat up the vapes and grind some product as normal.
    Load up a bowl and then I start to notice things...
    First up is vapor production, with high quality herb it starts almost immediately and it is thick and white, the new herb started thin and took a while to build up and never quite whitewalled the tube.
    Second was flavor, high quality lasts through a whole big rip but with the new herb the exhale tasted slightly burnt and nasty. My ABV is always light tan and never dark.
    Third was effects, high quality herb comes on fast for me and it feels awesome, with the new herb is was a slow creeper and then I just felt different.
    Fourth was the headache that starts to develop after 2 or 3 micro loads using the new herb, I never had headaches from vaping high quality herb.

    So I sum this up as poorly grown, poorly flushed, most likely speed dried and not stored correctly.

    I have learned to spend a bit more and always get quality meds!
    So for now I have over 2 ounces of herb, over 1 ounce of product I cannot vape and about an ounce of super high quality product. It sucked having to order twice in one month...
    Not quite sure what to do with the other herb...Every time I decide to retry it, headaches...
     
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  21. BornAgainSteama

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

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    Immature herb always gives me a headache. I think lesser farmers are harvesting their herb as soon as it looks like they can sell it because they need the funds and to start a new crop...with these guys the herb is always less than what it should be. Capitalism is not always good for weed quality. When I buy herb I go straight to the top shelf because of these issues. Also, if you don't know the origins of your herb you may be completely in the dark as to the cause of headaches. When farmers care about what they grow it always shows.

    Cannot emphasize enough drinking more water can help people with many issues like headaches.


    :2c:
     
  22. Mookie0608

    Mookie0608 Well-Known Member

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    It could be the strain. There are strains for me and many others major headaches are just very common, but either way it’s so important to stay hydrated I have noticed it has helped with sore throats and headaches I have major allergies an one thing in general that’s helped us taken Zyrtec, and yes people can have allergies to pot it’s still pollen. It drys me out as bad as heat.
     
  23. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    I have the same experience. I vape a small amount before bed several days a week and often will develop a headache a couple of hours later. It doesn't matter what vape, strain or dispensary I use. And while it's mostly a headache it feels like nerves throughout my upper body are impacted. It doesn't happen all the time or I would probably stop vaping. I'm going to try drinking extra water.
     
  24. Mookie0608

    Mookie0608 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have allergies? Because the Zyrtec. Daily has helped me I have less sore throats and especially headaches. I’m way to familiar with the headaches and I actually try to stick to indicas for that reason sativas seem to make it worse where’s the few indicas I usually goto hell with headaches. I do know it’s frustrating dealing with though like right now last 2 days had a major sore throat and I think it’s from smoking all day long and a night 2 days straight. My biggest complaints are the headaches, sore throats, and chest pain. Been getting a lot of chest pain lately but I could also be sick I think my throats still messed up from having mono, tonsillitis and a staph infection last June well 2017. Doctors claimed it can take a good year and a half to 2 years to fully recover from it all. Cooled smoke seems to be less irritating then dry harsh vapor I really need to get a water bong with a adapter for a vape.
     
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  25. TiSteamo

    TiSteamo VAPEnsiero... sull'ali dorate...

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    I too have a headache after vaping and I'm pretty sure, as someone said, that it's due to too many draws restrictions...
     

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