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Ulrika Offline

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Machine: resmed Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro FX and Mirage
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14 fixed pressure
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: Tasmania

Post: #1
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so.... as far as I can tell I haven't had a swollen uvula since starting cpap a few years ago... this morning it is. I got a new and more comfortable full face mask a couple of months ago and found my slightly high blood pressure dropped... I woke having trouble swallowing... and checked in the mirror and my uvula was quite large.. maybe it was just an allergy thing as my husband woke up sneezing this morning and said he had hay fever... ? I have humidifier on and fixed pressure is 14.
12-21-2015 02:51 PM
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justMongo Offline

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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

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Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: swollen uvula
I have not heard of anyone developing such a condition from CPAP use.
It's summer where you are; perhaps allergies.
They make Hypoallergenic filters for the ResMed machines. You might try them.
A visit to your GP would seem wise.

If you experience trouble breathing, you should dial 999 (or whatever number is used for emergency services in your location.)

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(This post was last modified: 12-21-2015 03:05 PM by justMongo.)
12-21-2015 03:01 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: swollen uvula
Hi Ulrika,
Good to hear from you again.
You might mention this to your doc.
Good luck to you and hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
12-21-2015 10:16 PM
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DumfriesDik Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Nuance
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: auto 4 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: 2010 - 2015 S8 Escape; 2015 - Date S9 Autoset

Sex: Male
Location: SW Scotland

Post: #4
RE: swollen uvula
Ulrika, did you have a cheeky red with your meal last night and snore? When did you last clean your mask and filters - it might be time to give them a spring clean?

As for your husband . . .
12-22-2015 11:29 AM
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Ulrika Offline

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Machine: resmed Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro FX and Mirage
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14 fixed pressure
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: Tasmania

Post: #5
RE: swollen uvula
Well turns out... I have a branchial cleft cyst on my neck!!! It started to grow very quickly at first the doctors thought it was my lymph glands but ultrasound showed otherwise. it was HUGE... they drained it and I have to have it surgically removed in a few months time. It is a benign thing but they are checking for a primary cancer as sometimes it can come up as the result of an existing cancer when you are older than 40. none of the tests done so far show anything to worry about. I have a PET scan due in a couple of weeks. So it wasn't anything to do with CPAP...

thanks for the responses
01-05-2016 03:00 AM
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foss Offline
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Machine: ResMed Autosense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 13.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #6
RE: swollen uvula
I have had a swollen uvula in the past. Luckily, mine was due to dehydration. Good luck with your treatment!

Jeff

Sleep is worth the effort.
01-05-2016 07:16 PM
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