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CPAP with a sore throat?
would using a nose strip help? just wondering, i started to use a strip the past week (no cold or flu) as an experiment on a normal night, and it helped allot.
04-14-2016, 10:11 AM
(04-13-2016, 05:30 PM)palerider Wrote:tmo1138 Wrote:that I was pushing all that crap out of my head and into my lungs..
Oh sure.. but the 15cmHG pressure and the fact I didn't have CFlex at the time didn't help matters much.
04-14-2016, 11:24 AM
PA knows I set my own pressures. She told me that if I had a cold or sinus issues, to use the cpap if at all possible, but switch from apap to straight cpap and lower the pressure 2 cms below my 'prescribed' straight pressure. 2 cms will still cover most of my events, but my oxygen level should stay good.
Most of my sore throats have turned out to be leaving my mouth open.
04-14-2016, 02:08 PM
(04-14-2016, 10:11 AM)tmo1138 Wrote:
but that 0.21 psi pressure isn't *going* anywhere, until you breath in, then it goes right back out when you breath out.
you'd have to have holes in the bottoms of your lungs for it to be pushing anything into your lungs.... it's got to have somewhere to go... otherwise, it just sits there.
04-15-2016, 12:03 AM
(04-14-2016, 02:08 PM)palerider Wrote:(04-14-2016, 10:11 AM)tmo1138 Wrote:
Well.. my lungs and the lung butter told me a different story... But hey.. you could be right..
04-15-2016, 08:20 AM
(04-12-2016, 03:23 PM)allynpsych Wrote: Just a quick poll here... because I'm getting conflicting advice.
I suffer with nasal congestion off and on, and have found that as soon as I mask up,
within 5 to 10 minutes, the congestion clears. Now that could be because I use a nasal pillow mask. I've had one bad sore throat in the last year, and still used my Cpap. Granted, if I started coughing, I would have to take the mask off, wait till that settled down and start over.
Unless your doctor has a good reason that you shouldn't use your Cpap while experiencing a cold, then my opinion is to continue using therapy as much as possible. If not, then come morning, besides still having a cold, you will feel hung over and foggy from ditching your Cpap.
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04-15-2016, 01:04 PM
That's been my thought, but sometimes, with the nasal mask and my imperfect-ed tongue seal reflex, I feel like my throat is being scoured! I keep working on it though.
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