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cowboy1970 Offline

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Post: #1
Puffy Eyes
I don't drink or smoke or other things that cause puffy eyes. Of course, I did suffer from sleep apnea and insomnia for the last couple years, but my puffy eyes or dark circles always went away over time.

Now that I have been doing CPAP therapy for over a year now, I have noticed that everyday I wake up with puffy eyes that DO NOT go away. I have lowered my air pressure and my data shows that my machine doesn't even reach that upper limit anyway (ResMed S9 AutoSet).

Any advice? Others affected? I referring specifically to bags under my eyes.
02-18-2014 11:02 PM
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herbm Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Puffy Eyes
How long do you sleep?

Do you use your machine for ALL sleeping? (or how much?)

What is your AHI?

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02-18-2014 11:24 PM
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me50 Offline

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Post: #3
RE: Puffy Eyes
allergies maybe or maybe you are getting air blown in your eyes? just a few thoughts
02-19-2014 01:33 AM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Post: #4
RE: Puffy Eyes
You have the Breeze, so it's not air in your eyes.

What's happening is the air pressure can sometimes cause moisture from the sinuses to come out the tear duct. I sometimes wake up with one or both eyes glued shut then they will be puffy for the rest of the day.

If your eyes are puffy all the time, see your GP or an eye doc to discuss if there is anything you can do to help it out. I have dry eyes due and use artificial tears stuff. I've not thought to see if there's any connection between when I do and do not use it and when my eyes get puffy.

I think it is a cold cloth on the face that helps with puffy eyes (like from crying). You can also try that.

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02-19-2014 11:13 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Puffy Eyes
(02-19-2014 11:13 AM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  What's happening is the air pressure can sometimes cause moisture from the sinuses to come out the tear duct. I sometimes wake up with one or both eyes glued shut then they will be puffy for the rest of the day.

Got that alright. The tear duct in the corner of the eye, next to the nose, is actually a drain that connects directly with the sinuses. My xPAP blows "crud" from the sinuses into my eyes.

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02-19-2014 11:20 AM
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ImaSurvivor Offline

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Post: #6
RE: Puffy Eyes
This makes me wonder now about something going on with my eyes. Mine seem very susceptible to water very easily when cold air hits them or a breeze from a fan and even bright sunlight will trigger it. I can't get them to stop tearing sometimes and people often think I have been crying. They did it occasionally before I began CPAP and I have been told chemo will cause it so I have attributed it to that ... although I have been away from that for several years now. Seems much more often and severe recently. Wonder if the CPAP has anything to do with it.
02-19-2014 12:46 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Puffy Eyes
Yup. I got "The Breeze" bad enough such that I have to use a total face mask to keep the air pressure equal outside the eyesocket as well. I use a good bit of pressure too.
I dont like the mask as much but...No Puffy Eyes!
Zero. Zip.

Why dont the techs know this stuff by now? *glare*

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02-19-2014 04:04 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Post: #8
RE: Puffy Eyes
(02-19-2014 12:46 PM)ImaSurvivor Wrote:  This makes me wonder now about something going on with my eyes. Mine seem very susceptible to water very easily when cold air hits them or a breeze from a fan and even bright sunlight will trigger it. I can't get them to stop tearing sometimes and people often think I have been crying. They did it occasionally before I began CPAP and I have been told chemo will cause it so I have attributed it to that ... although I have been away from that for several years now. Seems much more often and severe recently. Wonder if the CPAP has anything to do with it.

I'm sure it's not helping any. But CPAP would only make it do it during the night. It wouldn't have anything to do with it during the day. Other than lasting effects such as puffiness/swelling.

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02-19-2014 04:38 PM
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