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Ear Pressure Problems
#1
Hi All,

I've been paping well for about 2 months, on a resmed airsense 10 elite, pressure of 10.4, but suddenly i'm having a new problem.

All goes well until I swallow (just a normal swallow of excess saliva while waiting to sleep) - when I do this it "pops" my ears - and creates a pressured feeling on the inner ear like in an aeroplane. This wasn't happening previously but has happened past 3 nights - it's very unpleasant - sort of painful - and makes it very hard to sleep.

I tried increasing the humidity incase it is to do with blocked sinus somewhere but it's already on 5 and any more seems to put water in my tube.

I'd be very grateful if anyone can help me out with a solution to this. I was doing well at adjusting (100% compliance so far) but this is becoming a real roadblock for me. But I know I have to find a way. It's so hard to sleep with that much pressure in my ear.

Thanks in advance
Dave.
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#2
Try doing a Valsalva maneuver just before you mask up. It may help.
Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
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#3
Hi monkeychow,
Are you using EPR? this might make it a bit easier if you are having trouble breathing against the pressure; try setting it to 2.
Hang in there for more suggestions.
trish6hundred
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