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Richard Bowden
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  • Eddington, ME
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Sinusitis

Since going on CPAP about 15 years ago, I have been plagued with blocked sinuses that cause indomnia due to the CPAP not being able to provide breathing air.  I have tried Flonase and Nasacort, and…Continue

Started Apr 22, 2011

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Sinusitis

Since going on CPAP about 15 years ago, I have been plagued with blocked sinuses that cause indomnia due to the CPAP not being able to provide breathing air.  I have tried Flonase and Nasacort, and Nasanex with minimal effectiveness.  Afrin works OK, but should not be used over a long period of time because it becomes ineffective.Adding a humidifier helps some, and using excessive abounts of saline nasal spray to flush out my sinuses during the day seems to help some.  If I sit up in bed for…See More
Apr 22, 2011

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How many hours of sleep do you get at night?
8 hours
About Me:
I have been on CPAP for about 12 years and it has been very successful. I am concerned with the long term effects on my lungs, and if the continuous pressure causes a reduction of carbon dioxide exhalation from my lungs and resultant lack of oxygen to my brain.

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