My first post.
I just received my S9 Escape. My machine is set at 17. The person who did my test said he set it that high to stop my snoring. At the time I thought that was great, the nice man is going to stop my snoring.
Well I picked up my machine and the first thing the lady said who delivered my machine was, "the pressure seems a little high."
OK, I took a nap with my machine on and I noticed 3 things that concern me.
1. When the pressure got to full pressure it started to leak air around my cheeks. my cheeks also puffed out like I was blowing a horn.
2. I had to tighten it down so it would not leak causing my face to hurt.
3. When I took it off I got really dizzy for a minute or two.
Maybe all this stuff will fix itself, but I would love some input.
04-23-2014, 01:36 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-23-2014, 01:39 PM by justMongo.)
1 & 2 are common. You'll adjust.
3 less common; but possible. The CPAP pressure could possibly upset the balance in the middle ear.
Many people run pressures higher than 17. And 17 means centimeters of water. It's the same pressure you would feel submerged in 17 cm of water -- that's only 6.6 inches of water. People have higher ear pressure in a swimming pool.
I assume your provider (doctor or technician) went through the short list for which CPAP is contraindicated.
severe bullous lung disease
pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum
pathologically low blood pressure, particularly if associated with intravascular volume depletion
cerebrospinal fluid leak, recent cranial surgery, or trauma.
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