Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Rosiebud, Apr 11, 2006.
Anyone used the nasal pillow instead of nasal or full mask with CPAP machine.
I use the pillows instead of the other options. I can't stand anything on my face and with the pillows the only thing touching is the ends of the pillows and the head band.
Once I got used to the cpap, I didn't have any problems with it.
Do make sure they fit you properly, the first place I went to didn't and so I had some problems with that, but they were the right choice for me.
[This Message was Edited on 04/11/2006]
I am claustrophobic. Kind of sad, since as a CRNA I put xygen masks on thousands of patients.
Needed CPAP. Tried the pillows. First night, my nose turned red and irritated. I thought, well, just needs adjustment.
Woke up the second day, I LOOKED LIKE A CREATURE FROM THE DARK LAGOON. I HAD NOSTRILS AND NOSE THAT LOOKED LIKE THAT DRUNK THAT USED TO APPEAR WITH MAE WEST.
It was awful.
Emergency visit to ENT, WHO THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY. I TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULDN'T FIND IT FUNNY WHEN I MADE HIM LOOK LIKE WHAT I LOOKED LIKE.
had to take steroids, and all kinds of stuff to get it down and then I learned to use the mask.
Apaprently, I was allergic, in a big way to the stuff that the nipples are made of. That was a few years back, so they may have changed it, but I looked like I had been in a fight and lost.
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