07-26-2016, 10:01 AM
I am very happy with my 2 month old Cpap machine and I think that the Cpap machine use have already jump from to be a “punishment” to be a “habit”.
My sleep study showed a 9.9 AHI, with the Cpap I am bellow 5 almost every day.
But I got a problem with the machine use: Sinusitis. I got it before Cpap , and is going worst with the Cpap, I spoke with my ENT Dr. and she prescribed me Montelukast Sodium 10mg, but I googled it and is not good if you got Glaucoma (I happen to got glaucoma too). I stopped the Montelukast use. My Pulmonary DR. advised me to use saline nasal spray for the dry mouth and nose. I began with the spray but I feel that the Sinusitis is going worst. I am using humidifier in my Cpap.
If you got any experience or advise on how to cope with the Sinusitis , please let me know.
Note: Montelukas was prescribed because the ENT DR thinks that my problem is of allergy and asthma origin.
Have you played with and without your humidifier? My sinuses really kick up if the humidity drops below 50%. With that said, I've seen several posts here from members that need to go the opposite direction and need a very low humidity or they will have problems.
How about telling the ENT doctor about the glaucoma, and asking for a *different* spray? I've been on steroid sprays for years and years, for "non allergic rhinitis" (ie no allergies, but constant problems anyway). There are several choices in sprays. Don't just give up on one, without asking for an alternative!
I'm one of the no-humidity at all people, in my CPAP. Partly because I'm too lazy to clean things, but the several times I tried adding humidity (when I got current machine brand) it always took me into a badly clogged nose and symptoms that felt like a bad head cold. So I use dry air, to blow the passage ways dry.