Today I got out of the hospital, finally! I was there for a week as my situation was critical. Exactly one week ago I went to the doc because I wasn’t feeling really fine. There, I got checked my blood oxygen and my heart rate. They said that my blood oxygen was very and very low and that my heart rate was very and very high. As soon as the results came they put me an oxygen mask, put me in a wheelchair and sent me immediately to the hospital with an ambulance. They said I had chances to die if I would have been waited for few more days. I have had a course of anti inflammatory steroids there and now I’m feeling much better. However, I still have to take those steroids for one more month and then gradually stop taking it. anyway, when I was at the hospital the docs have cleared out my lungs which have definitely made the trick. They said that there seems to be no lasting lung damage so I’m fine now BUT they are blaming all this on my snuff. They said that I should come off it asap.
The strange things are: while I was in the hospital I was taking snuff for the whole time, I was even taking it gradually more and more as I was feeling better and better. I was taking it openly, without hiding or something and they were all fine with this, however, the head lung professional doctor said that I shouldn’t do it anymore as it is very bad for me now. they don’t seem to know what happened that my lungs clogged up whatsoever. They have put me on several breathing tests, ct scan, blood tests, blood pressure check and others. Having no explanation why that happened and why I got in a critical condition they all blamed snuff for this. the strangest thing is that they said that I could possibly have some allergy. I don’t think that this is possible as I am using snuff for a little more than a year now and I never had any problems before. Also, before I ever got to the doc (when my situation was pretty bad) I wasn’t using snuff at all. As I said, I increased my snuff usage gradually while I was in hospital as I was feeling better and now I’m still using it but still feeling better. Honestly, I’m confused about all this situation and I respectful have to disagree with the docs that thinks that snuff is the problem.
I’m also using e-cigs and I think that it is more likely the e-cigs than snuff. However, I’m not sure about that, exactly as my docs aren’t. while I was in the hospital I didn’t used any e-cigs and I’m seriously thinking in stopping anything related to e-cigs stuff. However, the snuff was a really helpful thing while I was spending my days there. I guess that I simply have to wait and see how things would go and only after that I would understand. I am really frustrated that they do not have any answers for me and the snuff was their only pointer. Despite all their tests they couldn’t find why I am having this… you may tell me that I’m wrong but having an inexplicable lung problem seems pretty unlucky to me. I have never been in hospitals before and also I have never been so ill before so I guess I have to change something. What do you think about this? I would really like to know your opinions about this. is there anybody else who had a similar situation? I would agree with my doc if anybody here would prove me (preferable with examples) that my snuff is the real problem. Thank you and sorry for this really long post, just wanted to make all the details clear!