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dizziness and nasuea

Postby NorthCoastNan » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:11 pm

I have recently started using my Cpap. I am OK with using it but this morning I woke up feeling extremely tired. Tonight after work I had extreme dizziness and nasuea. Could this be due to using the machine?
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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby Vicki » Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:59 pm

No, your CPAP will not make you feel dizzy and nauseated in the afternoon. It sounds like you might be coming down with some bug.

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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby SleepLife » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:54 pm

I do not quite agree with Vicki.

It will not be a normal response to CPAP treatment, but if your CPAP treatment gives you problems with the Eustachian tube to your ear it will make sense. This will also give you nausea.

It is well known that CPAP treatment may cause problems with the Eustachian tube.

If this continues, I would recommend you get this checked by an otologist.

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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby Vicki » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:06 pm

Some people do have Eustachian tube issues with their PAP but I would expect the problem to be evident either when using a PAP or right after NorthCoastNan gets up in the morning. The people who have posted here with Eustachian tube issues have noticed them around PAP use. I would not expect PAP use to be responsible for getting dizzy and nauseated in the afternoon, many hours after a PAP was used, but anything is possible. Too often however, people happen to be getting sick at the same time that they start PAP therapy and then PAP therapy gets blamed for their illness when it is purely coincidental.

But NCN, if it continues or get worse, definitely let your sleep doc know.

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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby sickwithapnea17 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:18 pm

I've had dizziness after having a hole in my tube and nausea after waking up
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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby SleepLife » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:42 am

Problems in the Eustachian tube due to CPAP use, will often develop into a chronic condition that can cause dizziness throughout the day.

It may evolve into one of the few situations where the CPAP treatment is impossible.

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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby sickwithapnea17 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:04 am

what is the eustachian tube problem?
I have GERD and stopped taking my meds zantac/nexium but it seems better after restarting those
when I don't get enough therapy like only 1 hour or less then I feel nauseous sometimes and really stressed and tired all day
GERD can also make asthma worse
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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby Vicki » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:20 am

Northcoastman,

How are you doing?

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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby SleepLife » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:21 am

sickwithapnea17 wrote:what is the eustachian tube problem?
I have GERD and stopped taking my meds zantac/nexium but it seems better after restarting those
when I don't get enough therapy like only 1 hour or less then I feel nauseous sometimes and really stressed and tired all day
GERD can also make asthma worse
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Problems with the Eustachian tube occurs when they become blocked. The Eustachian tube leading from the nose to the middle ear, has as function to equalize the pressure between your ears. When they are blocked it can cause a differential pressure between the ears, which can cause dizziness and nausea.

It is also well known that GERD can cause problems with the Eustachian tube. So it makes sense that your situation gets worse when you do not take your medicine.

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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby sickwithapnea17 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:21 am

how can you avoid this terrible CPAP Eustachian effect?
yeah I was having dizziness when waking up and had a little vertigo
I feel a lot better on nexium and zantac, sometimes take pepto, probiotics
I hope that you are doing better OP
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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby SleepLife » Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:49 am

sickwithapnea17 wrote:how can you avoid this terrible CPAP Eustachian effect?
yeah I was having dizziness when waking up and had a little vertigo
I feel a lot better on nexium and zantac, sometimes take pepto, probiotics
I hope that you are doing better OP


Normally it will be the air pressure from the CPAP there is so high that it can cause an inflammation of the Eustachian tube. This is very individual, most users will never get problems.

If there is problems with your sinuses this can also give an inflammatory state.

If the nose is partially blocked (deviated septum, swollen turbinates) an operation may allow more air into the nose, and thus perhaps allow for a lesser CPAP pressure.

Otherwise, it is possible to insert tubes in your eardrums. This will act as artificial eustachian tubes.

I'm not sure that this will be a good idea with your GERD.

I recommend you to talk with your sleep doctor / ENT about the problem.

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Re: dizziness and nasuea

Postby sickwithapnea17 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:35 pm

yeah I think the nexium/zantac really help, also helps protect your stomach from uclers, I have IBS
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