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Started taking e-cigarette. Have sore lung and pain in armpit. Suggestions?

Since late December I have reduced the amount of cigarettes from 30 a day to less than 10 per day - average maybe 6... A few weeks back I acquired an e-cigarette, which was great and a few days I only consumed 1 tobacco cigarettes. Now here is my problem / my thinking is I had overdone thinks with the e-cigarette and now have a very sore right lung , and pain in my right armpit..... No cough or phlegm .. I haven t touched the e-cig in a couple of days, but the pain/discomfort is still present.. what are your thoughts?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I appreciate your efforts to cut down on your smoking. The symptoms which you have mentioned, that is soreness and pain in the right side of the chest and armpit are unlikely to be due to the e-cigarrettes.

It is quite likely that you are having an underlying medical problem in the chest which is causing you these symptoms. Lung diseases or cardiac problems can often present with such symptoms. So, I would advise you to see a doctor as early as possible to have a physical examination and further investigations (like a chest X-ray, ECG, etc), so that the cause of your symptoms can be determined.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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  Anonymous's Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Both of them release nicotine / and have similar consequences
All the ill effects of nicotine may need consideration..
You should see your doctor and get yourself examined / may be you will need investigations.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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