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New CPAP user: help
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HughT Offline

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Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Escape AUto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: AirFit 10
Humidifier: H51
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I'm very new to having a CPAP machine

Sex: Male
Location: South Florida, USA

Post: #11
RE: New CPAP user: help
I've got a similar problem in needing to clear my throat, etc. I've used Mucinex every night prior to going to bed and it helps me. Good luck.
09-21-2015 01:23 PM
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Smraz Offline

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Posts: 6
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: RespMed Airsense10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: It's built into machine
CPAP Pressure: 4-15 Auto CPAP
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Framingham MA

Post: #12
RE: New CPAP user: help
Thanks for the suggestion.
09-22-2015 04:15 PM
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Smraz Offline

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Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: RespMed Airsense10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: It's built into machine
CPAP Pressure: 4-15 Auto CPAP
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Framingham MA

Post: #13
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I finally got a few hours sleep with the CPAP but the pressure ramps up so high (12) that it feels like someone is blowing a leaf blower in my face. When it does it before I fall asleep, I can t fall asleep and it wakes me up if asleep. My only solution so far has been to shut it off, and then turn it on to start low again.

I wake up with so much sinus pressure and ear pressure that I get bouts of vertigo and feel like an over inflated balloon.

I called the ResMed people and they said that they can change the pressure without a doctor's order but I can't get a call back nor email from my pulmonologist.

I didn't use it last night so that I could get some uninterrupted sleep and feel a bit better today.

Any more advice would be greatly appreciated.

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09-22-2015 04:25 PM
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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #14
RE: New CPAP user: help
How about getting an ENT specialist involved for the vertigo.
Rule out inner ear problems.

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09-22-2015 04:47 PM
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Smraz Offline

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Posts: 6
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: RespMed Airsense10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: It's built into machine
CPAP Pressure: 4-15 Auto CPAP
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Framingham MA

Post: #15
RE: New CPAP user: help
Thanks justMongo. I have done that and have had vertigo for years, but I know what triggers it and this has triggered it quite a bit.
09-22-2015 06:02 PM
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AirPlease Offline

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Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense Autoset for her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: integrated, w/ ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 7-15
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: HEPA filter: IQAir HealthPro Plus, white noise generator: Marpac two speed

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Post: #16
RE: New CPAP user: help
I have terrible allergies to dust, pollen, and so on. Not that big a deal without cpap, but I was really worried about all that extra air (with all the extra allergens) being blown into my nose/lungs. I got a really expensive HEPA filter for my bedroom, and have had no problems with my allergies in 8 days of cpap use. I got the HEPA filter in anticipation of getting the cpap, so I never actually tried it without having very clean air, but given what can happen to me when I'm outside on a windy day, I'm not trying the experiment of a night without the filter!
09-22-2015 06:11 PM
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