Can cpap cause vertigo
I have been on cpap for about a month and a half
My doctors told me to start cpap as I was experiencing dizzy and light headiness.
I also had apnea so was worth doing
A few nights ago I had a bad vertigo attack and am still having problems, not as severe but limiting what I can do.
I have had a number of tests done and are still getting more
I recently dropped my cpap pressure from 15 to 12 and have adjusted humidity as was getting a dry mouth I did these days before the attack and after so may be not related
I did have a case of vertigo about 1-2 years ago.
So has anyone found a correlation between cpap and vertigo
I don't want to stop cpap as have just sorted out my mask and appear to be getting results according to SH.
I haven't heard of vertigo being caused by cpap. It can, however be caused by allergies and ear infections. I had a severe bout of vertigo that required a trip to the emergency room. After a lot of testing it was decided it was caused by ear congestion due to severe allergies. The symptoms were controlled with Diazepam and Meclizine. It finally went away after I had treated my allergies for several months. With the exception of the first night, I used my capap machine the whole time I had vertigo.
Good luck with your treatment of your vertigo. It can be very debilitating.
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I also have had issues with vertigo and went to Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT). Dizziness can be caused by loose crystals called “otoconia” in your inner ear, which is known as BPPV. Inside your ear is a tiny organ called the vestibular labyrinth. It includes three loop-shaped structures (semicircular canals) that contain fluid and fine, hair-like sensors that monitor the rotation of your head.
If the loose crystals move into the canals you get dizziness, sometimes very severe.
Usually it is in only one ear. I can usually stop the onset by closing my eyes and stop movement of my head. I don't think BPPV is caused by CPAP. Check the internet for BPPV, I recently saw a new method to clear the crystals which could be done by yourself. Will try to find it again.