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Posted by Lucy
on October 02, 2000 at 23:02:18:
I have been using a C-PAP machine for my sleep apnea for approximately one year. Recently, if I use the machine with a humidifier I come down with bronchitis symptoms immediately. If I use the machine without the humidifier I get a bloody nose. I also have been experiencing back pain just below my shoulder blade.My regular doctor sent me to a pulminary specialist, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get an appointment until late October. In the meantime, I'm not using the machine and as a result, have found myself almost falling asleep at inappropriate times during the day. (I was tested at the beginning for narcolepsy and this was ruled out by my sleep disorder specialist).
Does anyone know what I can do? Are there any side effects to the prolonged use of a C-PAP machine?
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