I was on Bi-pap from about 1999 to 2010. 9/11cm full face mask.
I won’t go into all the details but I stopped my Treatment for 3 years and developed a lot of problems…Heart and a-fib, among others.
Now I’m back.... this time on Cpap. (9cm nasal mask)
I’ve only been using my C-pap (brand new Respironics PR System One REMstar Pro with C-Flex+ rental unit) for 3 days, (nasal mask 9cm with built in humidifier) but am noticing some congestion in the lungs and cold like symptoms. Dry throat throughout the day, and now a sore throat and sneezing and runny nose in the morning. This was not a problem till I started on the unit.
I’m noticing sleep has improved but my lungs are now giving me some problems with congestion.
I am worried because from 1999 to 2010 I was on a Bi-pap with full face mask and developed a lot of repertory problems including [Pneumonia (several times!!!) One where I had to stay in the hospital for 6 weeks. These repertory problems where very severe. Part of the problem I know is I did not keep my equipment clean enough.
I know I have to keep the equipment clean but this unit is brand new and lung problems have already started. Noticed problems with in the first day or two of treatment.
Is my humidifier to high?
Setting it between (3 and 4)
I know maybe I am overreacting... but this does not seem normal.
I have all filters installed on the unit.
What is going on with my lungs…and please don’t say it’s a coincidence. I need to figure out how to stay on my unit without developing severe repertory problems.
That was one of the main reasons I stopped using Bi-pap for 3 years.
My heart problems A-fib and sleep problems require C-pap but I also can’t have repertory infections. HELP!
Allen from PA