Originally Posted by *************
were you drinkning alcohol? were you drinking water to keep you hydrated? were you breathing in between draws? it could be just too much smoke in a short time, it happens for many reasons. make sure you have already eaten and are hydrated. also, coals need to be lit all the way.
Also you have to wash your hookah before its usage, even if this is new because some shops put some chemicals against metal corrotion in the stem and hose, or maybe it was bad stored and something licked inside. Other possible reason is the amount of coal you're using or the condition of the tobacco. I hope we can help you to figure out what was wrong. Good luck!