I am a new member here and I need some help. My machine was just increased to the level 16, and since then, I am having very, very bad dizzy spells throughout the day. It gets so bad that I can't even stand up and it is causing me to have panic attacks.
I have had dizzy spells once in a great while in my life but nothing......I mean nothing even close to this. It feels like someone is picking me up by my feet and swinging me back and forth. I actually get so dizzy that my head feels like it weighs 200 pounds and it makes me fall down to the ground.
My maine question is does anyone know if the mask that just blows up your nose causes the same problems? Right now, my mask covers my mouth and my nose. Any help would be great. I hope I don't sound like a baby but this is bad. Thanks.
It does sound like an ear issue and yes, increased pressure from a CPAP can cause it. I use a nasal pillow mask and I experience it.
You need to contact your doctor immediately. There could be another cause and it is best to have this checked ASAP.
You said it was increased to 16. What was the number before?
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You need to see the doctor about the dizziness right now.
In concept, full face mask (FFM) vs. nasal mask shouldn't make a difference in its effect on your ears.
Some people think you need more pressure with FFMs, so that would tend to make everything worse.
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