Post Reply 
newbie... Dizzyness
Author Message
dnvrmark Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: unsure
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #1
newbie... Dizzyness
This may sound odd, but i have had constant dizzyness 24/7 since last August. I have been using BPAP for 3-4 years now. I have been to several different Dr's, and have had several tests done, MRI, tilt table, hearing, eyes, and all have been fine. Is it possible that the full face mask and straps be causing the dizzyness? Any one else have a dizzyness problem?
08-31-2015 11:45 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,839
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

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: newbie... Dizzyness
It has been rarely reported on this forum.
Mask and straps are not likely at fault.
More likely Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_paroxysmal_positional_vertigo
Has your doc had you try the Epley Maneuver?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epley_maneuver

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-31-2015 12:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
dnvrmark Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: unsure
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #3
RE: newbie... Dizzyness
yes. not positional vertigo, not meniers.
08-31-2015 12:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
me50 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 2,559
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #4
RE: newbie... Dizzyness
sinus and ear issues can cause dizziness among a whole lot of other things. If you haven't already, check it out.
08-31-2015 12:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
truetopath Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 421
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #5
RE: newbie... Dizzyness
I've been dizzy the same way you describe since January so I feel your pain. I've also had the gauntlet of testing done, and go in a week for seizure testing. I have asked if it could be related cpap and the answer from all of my docs was no. Hope you find an answer because so far I've come up empty.
08-31-2015 02:40 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaytonA Online
Wiki Editor
Monitors

Posts: 3,005
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #6
RE: newbie... Dizzyness
I used to get vertigo if I sat in the car too long and then got out and stood up. It has actually gotten better since I have been on VPAP.

Or maybe it is that I was blonde and it has gotten better since I went gray. SHa_biggrin5 Huh
08-31-2015 02:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
justMongo Offline

Monitors

Posts: 3,839
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

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #7
RE: newbie... Dizzyness
(08-31-2015 02:54 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  I used to get vertigo if I sat in the car too long and then got out and stood up. It has actually gotten better since I have been on VPAP.

Or maybe it is that I was blonde and it has gotten better since I went gray. SHa_biggrin5 Huh

Payton -- you, more likely, have orthostatic hypotension. Certain antihypertensive medications have that as a side effect.

If you were blonde; and are now gray -- why are you still adding oil to your engine by pouring it all over the engine?
[Image: ivzrXtM_zpsd46b0119.gif]

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-31-2015 03:03 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #8
RE: newbie... Dizzyness
Hi dnvrmark,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I’m sure you Have tried different types of maskss, right?
I sure hope you are able to figure out what’s causing your dizziness.
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-31-2015 05:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaytonA Online
Wiki Editor
Monitors

Posts: 3,005
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #9
RE: newbie... Dizzyness
(08-31-2015 03:03 PM)justMongo Wrote:  
(08-31-2015 02:54 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  I used to get vertigo if I sat in the car too long and then got out and stood up. It has actually gotten better since I have been on VPAP.

Or maybe it is that I was blonde and it has gotten better since I went gray. SHa_biggrin5 Huh

Payton -- you, more likely, have orthostatic hypotension. Certain antihypertensive medications have that as a side effect.

If you were blonde; and are now gray -- why are you still adding oil to your engine by pouring it all over the engine?
[Image: ivzrXtM_zpsd46b0119.gif]

Seemed like the thing to do!!! Big Grin Big Grin
08-31-2015 08:58 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  really confused newbie.. SKClay 7 181 Today 02:18 AM
Last Post: SKClay
  Newbie Getting Sleepier! DrPearl 12 636 11-12-2016 04:17 PM
Last Post: DrPearl
  newbie yossarian 14 716 09-01-2016 02:01 PM
Last Post: Maskup Sleepwell
  [CPAP] newbie questions shona 9 435 08-29-2016 04:27 PM
Last Post: icyura10
Smile Newbie here and my story wullybully76 7 509 08-23-2016 11:35 AM
Last Post: wullybully76
  From a Newbie to a newbie PappinLikeABoss 11 1,047 08-22-2016 05:38 PM
Last Post: chill
  Newbie question somnia16 3 255 08-19-2016 04:14 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)