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(21-02-2016 12:38 AM)Naomi Wrote:  Found out now I may have an allergy to pg. Experiencing blurred vision and dry eyes. So not good I thought I was doing well :-(  so guess it's back to the real things. No happy medium :-( 
  Don't give up yet.  There are max vg and 100% vg juices that are readily available.  If you have a problem with pg, you aren't alone.  I wouldn't say it's common, but it's not that uncommon.  The only thing that you may need is a tank that can handle wicking a high vg juice since vg is much thicker.  I would recommend the Cleito from Aspire.  It has three long, wide slots to allow ease of juice flow to the coil.
  I really think it's worth a shot.  Don't let cigarettes win.  Your lungs will lose.
21-02-2016 12:49 AM
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RE: New to vaping
Well said vdog

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21-02-2016 01:17 AM
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(21-02-2016 12:38 AM)Naomi Wrote:  Found out now I may have an allergy to pg. Experiencing blurred vision and dry eyes. So not good I thought I was doing well :-(  so guess it's back to the real things. No happy medium :-( 

High VG e-liquids, or DIY yourself by using Triacetin replacing PG. Triacitin is a good flavour carrier.
21-02-2016 06:04 AM
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RE: New to vaping
AG, or aqueous glycerin, is an alternative too. Basically it's VG with distilled water added to make it thinner. Some flavorings are made without PG. There are PG-free juice lines, one that comes to mind is Mythos Vapors. 
21-02-2016 06:56 AM
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sorry for my noob question but what is PG and VG?
21-02-2016 11:27 AM
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RE: New to vaping
PG =  propylene glycol and VG = vegetable glycerine are used in e-liquids as carriers of the flavour and to create the vapour. Although recognized as harmless PG can cause allergic reactions with some people, such as eye or mouth irritations. Glycerine is used in many houshold and cosmetics since ages. It produces more vapour than PG but as a flavour carrier (for the taste) PG is better.

The allergy decribed here in the thread is already one of the somewhat more serious cases. Most of the food we are buying nowadays in a supermarket contains small amounts of PG.
21-02-2016 11:45 AM
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(21-02-2016 12:49 AM)vaped0g Wrote:  
(21-02-2016 12:38 AM)Naomi Wrote:  Found out now I may have an allergy to pg. Experiencing blurred vision and dry eyes. So not good I thought I was doing well :-(  so guess it's back to the real things. No happy medium :-( 
  Don't give up yet.  There are max vg and 100% vg juices that are readily available.  If you have a problem with pg, you aren't alone.  I wouldn't say it's common, but it's not that uncommon.  The only thing that you may need is a tank that can handle wicking a high vg juice since vg is much thicker.  I would recommend the Cleito from Aspire.  It has three long, wide slots to allow ease of juice flow to the coil.
  I really think it's worth a shot.  Don't let cigarettes win.  Your lungs will lose.
Thanks Vapedog. I have gave up vaping for the past few days and my eyes have improved the doctor has prescribed me some artificial tear drops and i'm back with the dentist today. Not entirely sure if it was the ecig that was causing the problem but going to try the VG juice. Really want to quit the habit of smoking just hope it goes better for me this time around.
23-02-2016 10:54 AM
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So glad to hear it.  You have a whole community of support out here.  We love vaping , and genuinely care about our vaping family.  don't stop posting.
23-02-2016 04:02 PM
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(21-02-2016 11:27 AM)vapesnape Wrote:  sorry for my noob question but what is PG and VG?
Never any need to apologize for seeking knowledge.
23-02-2016 04:09 PM
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Most people that think they're reacting to PG are incorrect, but this does actually sound like a PG allergy.  It happens.  As people here have said - that limits your juice options somewhat, but there are plenty out there that cater to the PG-free needs.  Don't give up!

FWIW - there is a process to determining the reaction.  So if eliminating PG doesn't fix it, we can walk you through finding what IS causing the reaction.  Your symptoms DO sound like a PG reaction though.

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