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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:36 PM
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Yesterday and this morning I think I got some carbon monoxide poisoning. I got a pretty good front, temple headache that lasted 3-4 hours maybe longer. I smoke cigs, cigars and pipes so I doubt it was nicotine. Today I laid down for 3 hrs felt pretty good until I started moving around still some pain on the right side of my head. Had to get some things done at the office so I rode the bike in and am feeling a little better.

I was just puffing away in the living room with all the windows shut. I didn't think much about it the room didn't get hazy like at the lounges so I didn't think I had anything to worry about.

If I feel better tonight I'll just put one of those window exhaust fans in the living room and leave the back door open, Its over 70deg here today. How do you guys smoke indoors when it's freezing outside, can I just turn on the house fan, and how long does it take you guys to recover from something like this.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Yesterday and this morning I think I got some carbon monoxide poisoning. I got a pretty good front, temple headache that lasted 3-4 hours maybe longer. I smoke cigs, cigars and pipes so I doubt it was nicotine. Today I laid down for 3 hrs felt pretty good until I started moving around still some pain on the right side of my head. Had to get some things done at the office so I rode the bike in and am feeling a little better.

I was just puffing away in the living room with all the windows shut. I didn't think much about it the room didn't get hazy like at the lounges so I didn't think I had anything to worry about.

If I feel better tonight I'll just put one of those window exhaust fans in the living room and leave the back door open, Its over 70deg here today. How do you guys smoke indoors when it's freezing outside, can I just turn on the house fan, and how long does it take you guys to recover from something like this.
Are you using QL's or natural coals, and are your coals light completely and starting to ash before you put them on the bowl? I'm sure Alby will stop by with some better insight as e has dealt with this before.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:43 PM
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Huh, do you use quick lights? That's the only thing I got CO poisoning from, NATS have never bothered me. When I did get it, it only lasted about an hour or so. If you are still feeling ill it could be something else, but maybe somebody else has had an experience like yours.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:46 PM
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I open the windows a little bit so there is a little air coming in and out.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Are you using QL's or natural coals, and are your coals light completely and starting to ash before you put them on the bowl? I'm sure Alby will stop by with some better insight as e has dealt with this before.
I've been using 2-3 flat coco naras. I put them on the coil burner for 5-6min flip and 5-6min later the tops are black again so I blow the ash off and get them good and hot. I flipped the coals like 4 times the other day and the top side always has a black spot.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 05:18 PM
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This is interesting, I smoke inside 90% of the time and have never run into this problem. I have a very open house, though, so the CO might just disperse in the air.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 05:29 PM
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You should go and get a checkup just to be sure, especially if your a bigun.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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I open the windows a little bit so there is a little air coming in and out.
This, this, and this.
I have a ginormous house but even then the air conditioning really sucks at cycling air throughout the house so CO pools easily even with nats. Granted I have also noticed a definite trend with coals and CO output, albeit in a non-scientific manner:
Quicklights ALWAYS give me a CO headache.
Fumari Silver tabs USUALLY give me a CO headache
I'm too chicken to smoke Exoticas indoors since I've heard stories about those, so I couldn't say. Though I'd guestimate they'd belong here in my ranking.
Leonaras give me a headache about 25-30% of the time.
Coconaras give me a CO headache about 15-20% of the time.
Cocobuzzes NEVER give me a headache.
Nonetheless I will never buy anything SB brand ever again, I got that last box of cocobuzzes for free lol. But hands down those are the best coals I've had for CO.

ALSO:
I get more CO if I overpack.
I get more CO if I inhale more (duh).
I get more CO if the windows are open and the wind isn't exactly blowing the right direction.
I get more CO if IMC is in the room.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:23 PM
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My 69 camaro had such a leaky exhaust (completely rusted through, up and down the underside -- not to mention a big hole rusted thru the passenger floor) that I was routinely getting all these mysterious headaches. Finally after a 3 hour trip to Philly, collapsing on the bed with a headache, my friend told me how much I smelled like exhaust. Sure enough, we looked and spotted the horrible leaks. Drove home to DC with in the cold winter with the window down and my head hanging out. Still, about a mile or so from home, the road FLIPPED upside down. My whole field of vision just flipped. It was the most bizarre and scariest thing. My rightside up vision returned quickly and I drove home and tried to breathe lots of air and hoped I was not going to die. Soooooo....I smoke indoors with the door cracked in the winter cold.

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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:26 PM
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You should go and get a checkup just to be sure, especially if your a bigun.
Maybe but, my wife had the same symtoms yesterday and I've been eating pretty good lately.

We both are still recovering from the flu that's going around, so maybe that has something to do with it.
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maybe its an environment thing, i never ever have had this happen, and ive only heard one story of it, and it was my friends girlfriend passing out cold in a hookah lounge bathroom. and i smoke a lot, like, upwards of 5 bowls a day on some days, i can offer insight on the last time i used golden river QLs that i couldnt breathe for a few days.. but seeing as though you are using nats i dont understand where the issue could come from, maybe living in an elevated environment.. idk man, crazy stuff
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have you considered the possibly your hookah may need to be exorcised?
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:10 PM
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have you considered the possibly your hookah may need to be exorcised?
this is the most logical post ive seen on this thread so far
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:47 PM
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have you considered the possibly your hookah may need to be exorcised?
My lord! Gnome has hit the nail on the head!! Sir, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But your hookah is possessed by the devil! Call a priest.
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My lord! Gnome has hit the nail on the head!! Sir, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But your hookah is possessed by the devil! Call a priest.

He's got IMC's spirit in his hookah?
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My lord! Gnome has hit the nail on the head!! Sir, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But your hookah is possessed by the devil! Call a priest.
Quick! Before it starts spewing pea soup! Or cat piss....I dont know whats worse....
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Old January 29th, 2013, 04:21 PM
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More likey it could a 'processed' hookah rather than a 'posessed' one

What brand is your rig?
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too much froyo....
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too much froyo....
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