If you vape low strength nicotine e-liquids, then nicotine overdose is not something you need to be concerned about. It’s only really users who vape 18-36mg juices that need to be conscious of nicotine overdose symptoms. As well as nicotine overdose, there is a small chance you may have an allergy to propylene glycol. We’ll discuss the signs and symptoms of both. In each case, if you notice any adverse effects from vaping, you should cease vaping immediately and consult your doctor if necessary.
Nicotine Overdose Symptoms
It’s mostly new users that tend to suffer from nicotine overdose. Depending on the levels of nicotine, symptoms can be mild or strong. When adapting to vaping there can be a sense that you’re not getting the same effect as smoking. This is mainly because the sensation of smoking and vaping are quite different. Once you adapt to vaping, you tend to know your nicotine levels and how much vaping is too much!
There is quite wide range of symptoms, most commonly the following. Increased heart rate, cold sweaty palms, nausea, sensation of tightness around the chest, dizziness, headaches, tremors, hyper tension, excessive sweating and excess saliva production. If you notice any of the above symptoms vaping then it’s time to take a break from your e-cig.If you persistently experience these symptoms then I would strongly recommend using lower nicotine strength e-liquids. It may take some experimentation to find your ideal nicotine strength.
Propylene Glycol – PG allergy
It’s not very common so I wouldn’t be overly concerned if you’re new to vaping. Even if you discover you have an allergic reaction to PG based e-liquids, you still have the option of vaping 100% VG (vegetable glycerine) based juices. A VG allergy is exceptionally uncommon. Symptoms reported vary and they can be as mild as a stuffy nose. On the other end of the spectrum some users have reported hive outbreaks on their skin.
A PG allergy can display one or a combination of the following symptoms. Sore, dry or inflamed throat, muscle pains, rash, hives, diarrhoea, sleeping difficulties, excessive nasal mucus production, sore and red eyes. These are just some of the symptoms. They can be mild or more extreme depending on the sensitivity of your allergy. If in doubt, it’s always best to consult with your doctor.
If you have an allergy to a specific type of food group, say nuts or certain types of fruit. You should obviously avoid using the same flavor based e-liquids. E-Liquid flavors are often used using food grade ingredients. If I had an allergy to nuts, I would not tempt fate by trying to vape nut flavored juices. If you notice any adverse health effects related to vaping, stop using your e-cig immediately and seek medical advice.