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New to CPAP and bouts of dizziness?
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mikael26288 Offline

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Machine: PR REMstar Auto A-Flex
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Location: West Virginia

Post: #11
RE: New to CPAP and bouts of dizziness?
My wife has the same machine as you. Six days after she started using it, she made a trip to the Emergency Room.
She had a real bad headache and couldn't hardly stand up without wanting to fall over.
She had been feeling bad for a few days.
The ER doctor said her ears were full of fluid and that her sinuses were not draining properly.
The Health Care people had her humidifier set at 3 to start her off with, we found out from the sleep study center when I went for my first test, that 2 was a good setting and few people really need it set at 3.
We reset it to 2 and she has had no more trouble feeling dizzy or sick with a headache.
The ER doctor wanted her to stop using her machine for a few days, but she continued to use it at a lower humidifier setting.
(This post was last modified: 05-29-2012 06:17 PM by mikael26288.)
05-29-2012 06:16 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
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Location: Australia

Post: #12
RE: New to CPAP and bouts of dizziness?
This article about "When things go wrong with PAP" from ASAA it does mention nasal congestion and headache or ear pressure as some of the issues might occur while using CPAP
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...g-with-PAP
05-29-2012 06:52 PM
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rachelbowen Offline

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Post: #13
RE: New to CPAP and bouts of dizziness?
All very informative and a lot to talk to my Dr about. I did not discontinue use of my cpap. Please know that I am not relying on this board as a diagnosis as only my Dr can do that but for support. Thank you.
05-29-2012 11:09 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #14
RE: New to CPAP and bouts of dizziness?
(05-29-2012 11:09 PM)rachelbowen Wrote:  All very informative and a lot to talk to my Dr about. I did not discontinue use of my cpap. Please know that I am not relying on this board as a diagnosis as only my Dr can do that but for support. Thank you.
You,re welcome, this board is not about diagnosis but just group of hoseheads from across the globe helping one another Smile

Edit: Just thought you might find this wiki helpful "Tips for new CPAP users"
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...CPAP_users
(This post was last modified: 05-29-2012 11:48 PM by zonk.)
05-29-2012 11:36 PM
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