Started vaping about a year ago and started doing DIY shortly after. Was able to finally give up cigarettes 4 and 1/2 months ago. I was a 2 pack a day smoker for many years. I’ve been all over as far as nic mg goes. I use a subohm .13 vape and when I started out I was vaping 12mg, then did 6mg for awhile ended up vaping too much so tried going up to 9mg and 12mg to see if that would lessen the amount of liquid I vape per day. But the issues I have been having seem like this never ending withdraw or something.
I’ve had blood test, been to the doc and all checks out fine apart from slightly high cholesterol. Just before I made the switch to vaping from cigs 4 and 1/2 months ago I started getting a really weird soreness and dull pain in my left shoulder. Thats why I went to the doc because I thought there was something wrong with my heart. They did a stress test and he said my heart was fine and healthy. So I thought maybe my shoulder is messed up from extended working at the computer so I stopped that for awhile and the pain continued. Thinking it might be the PG in the juice i switched to max VG and still have this dam shoulder ache. Cant be dehydration because I drink 1 and 1/2 galons of water per day with electrolytes. I dont do any intense exercises that would trigger this, its not from physical activity, and some days its worse than others. I really don’t want it to be from vaping as vaping has saved my life as far as that goes, but I can’t help but think since the shoulder pain started after using the vape daily that something weird is going on. I’ve tried no flavor juice, still hurts. The only thing left is a reaction to the nicotine level and/or type of nicotine? I have been using super critical Carolina extracts to make my juices.
So I have decided to try 3mg. It’s day two of using 3mg to see if the shoulder pain lessens, and going to give it a good week or two before fully assessing, but dam I have felt like I have the flu all day (nic withdraws) no energy, no appetite, lightheaded, my body temps even low like 96.4, and cray anxiety attacks. Is this normal when adjusting nicotine levels down? How long does this last?
I understand this isn’t a medical forum, and I do have a doc appointment soon, just wanted to see if any fellow vapers have experienced this with pretty good health otherwise.