Snuff responsible for lung probs?

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Snuff responsible for lung probs?

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!

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What a story… I’m really

What a story… I’m really sorry for what happened and I really hope that you would recover soon. Maybe later they would be able to determine the real cause of your lung problems. Maybe somebody would understand and would tell you. I understand why are you frustrated right now, I guess I would also be. You really have to know what you need to avoid in order not to get in that situation again. however, somehow, I do agree with your docs a little bit. I’m not an expert and I don’t have any proofs but using something nasally can really get into your lungs and therefore it can be a problem for your lungs. Hope you’ll get your answers ASAP.

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Hi there, how are you doing?

Hi there, how are you doing? Well, after I have read your story I can tell you the following: those doctors really seem to use snuff as a scapegoat for their inability to find out what’s the real reason of your lungs problems. In hundreds of years of snuffing history nobody ever had these problems before so I can assume that you’re not the first one. I really doubt about it. I would really tell them this information as they are overlooking a serious health issue that can give your big problems in future. Finding a scapegoat is easy but your life depends on this. the previous poster who said that this might be dangerous for lungs is so wrong, exactly as your doctors are, that’s because snuff is sniffed into the nose and it is not inhaled to get into lungs. Even if there is a very small amount that does reach the top of your lungs it’s waaaaaay too small to cause problems. I don’t know how can I explain to people that this is not a problem and it never was. However, now you should be concerned about a possible overlook to the real cause of your problem so the entire snuff thing now distracts the doctors. Now I’m wondering what would have they been thinking of if you didn’t said that you are using snuff. I think that they would have said that all this problem is caused because you’re an ex smoker or something. Moreover, if you were using snuff every day when you was in hospital but your health condition improved continuously then in my opinion snuff has nothing to do with all this. either way, I’m sure that snuff is not responsible for your problems. I’m just very glad that I don’t have this problem and I’m sorry for you for being so unfortunate. I really wish you to freely enjoy your snuff as you did it before without any problems. However, I’m glad that you could get rid of all the problems without knowing the triggers, just make sure that this problem won’t return. As for now, good luck and enjoy snuffing.

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Hey ThescalTaiv, thank you

Hey ThescalTaiv, thank you for supporting me, I also thought about the same thing that you said that it is a scapegoat for them, as I said earlier. I have also told them the same thing you told that people are using snuff for a lifetime and nobody reported to have such problems before but they told me that different things react differently for different people. I doubt about that too. I’ve told my story to other people who are also using snuff and they told me that if I didn’t discovered an entirely new way to use snuff (obviously I didn’t) then they don’t know if my problem can possibly be a lung tissue trouble. I am supported by a lot of people and I am talking with a lot of snuffers. None of them told me to have a similar problem to mine. The next month I’m gonna get another CT scan and I’ll visit those specialists again. I’m almost sure that they would harass me about using snuff again but I was using it, I am still using it and I’m gonna use it. if everything is alright until the day I have the CT scan then I’ll be more convinced that my breathing problem has something to do with the e cigarette but not with the snuff. I wish you all not to have such problems as I do and if I will find out something new then I’ll let you know about it. be happy that you feel alright and if you get some warning signs that you don’t feel so, then better go and visit a doctor immediately.

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It’s good to hear that you

It’s good to hear that you are now feeling alright and that you are getting better even if you still using snuff. hope you’re still going to feel this way for many many years now. so, overall, as I see this situation, it seems to be like a safe bet in those doctors opinions to recommend you to stop taking snuff. as other poster said, the might just overlooked something. In the absence of any other explanation they’re ready to blame anything just to make you believe they’re real specialists. I guess that in case you would told them that you are spending your time by sniffing flowers they would have told you that the pollen is responsible for this. in case you still have some health issues I really wish you to get well soon. I was sick myself and I know how hard it is having any health issues. I wish you to be healthy regardless of what are you doing, in fact I wish you this to everybody out here.

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