If I’m in the wrong place I’m sorry.
Since my stupid physical decided I needed a cpap I’ve been trying to deal with it but I hate it.
In the past couple of months I’ve had drainage from my ears. I’ve got small canals and have to be careful of wax so I figured it was no big deal. Suddenly in the past 2-3 weeks they’re really bad and then started plugging. Went to the doc and he said it was in the middle ear…probably from the cpap.
Sleep doc turned the pressure down. Still plugged and not clearing up.
Respitory tech at the device company says it happens and usually the only cure is to quit the machine.
Anyone dealt with this and found a solution? If I medically have to stop the machine how does that affect my med card?
Everyone is passing the buck and I’m concerned and in a little pain and so kinda cranky lol
CPAP and my poor ears, is there an alternative?
Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by a.paul, Dec 2, 2022.
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You could call this guy, he helps people with more complex sleep apnea stuff. You can always watch his videos to see if you think he can help.
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lol...I’ll spend hours watching trucking, equipment, farming and bass and guitar vids...but never even thought of youtube for cpap.
Hyweighman Medium Load Member
- Dec 29, 2011
Could you just use cpap machine for 31days before dot physical?. I believe you only need to show 30 days .
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I bet, having your tongue unintentionally move is a bit strange to get used to.
I simply stop breathing (no obstruction), so a machine is my only choice. Luckily, I love using it.
I just had a thought on this: I use a "Smart CPAP" machine which runs at a low pressure (for me it's a 4) and increases the pressure up to 12 to overcome an apnea event, then drops back to 4. If you don't have a Smart CPAP then that might minimize your discomfort.
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