We've updated our privacy policy.

BrightOliveAlbatross1947

BrightOliveAlbatross1947
Joined Dec 2017
BrightOliveAlbatross1947
Joined Dec 2017

In addition to my individual replies above...……..Most dr's outside of my family physician think that sinus issues starting shortly after start of CPAP was purely coincidental. While couple others that I talked to knew somebody had sinus issues while on CPAP...also read similar situations to mine online. So the coincidental aspect is very hard for me to accept. For 45 years, no sinus issues then start CPAP and issues start.

Now I didn't mention something yet that I'm going to be reamed on....I'm a smoker. So thinking at least a little bit, coincidence may not be the issue. I've smoked for years but no sinus issues. But could it be smoking & CPAP together is causing issues? At first I thought well I know 2 people personally that are on CPAP and smoke (more and longer than I) that don't have same issue. Common denominator, they use full face mask and I use nasal pillows. So I thought last couple of days hard on what I need to do.

1) Quit smoking. For those that don't smoke, believe me and others that have tried, it's extremely hard. But I need try again and wife and I are discussing both quitting.

2)Have had periodic appointments with pulmonary drs in last 7 years. On only 1 of those did I have the same dr. Wondering if trying to see if I can start seeing same dr consistently would help.

3)Try finding and alternative to CPAP...tried the mouthguard and that isn't working that good. I wonder if there's different masks that would be more helpful....other than nasal pillows and full face mask I started with.

So most might say that #1 above will help significantly and everything will fall into place. I would tend to agree but need to address even the small items for success