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Blood in nose
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Even though I am getting on quite well with using the CPAP I have a constant problem of blood in my nose when I blow it in the mornings and really throughout the day. Not very pleasant sorry! My…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope May 2.

 

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John Wilkinson left a comment for Karen Hamer
"Hi Karen,  Thanks for feed back. I find your empathy really helpful and comforting and I will definitely try the dry mouth and nasal sprays. It's early days, but it is great feeling so positive about life again and looking forward…"
Dec 1
Karen Hamer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi John - your story is so like mine except I am a woman. I suffered all the symptoms you did,  but was dismissed by the doctor as having anxiety. I got to the stage where I dreaded the nights as I knew something was wrong,  but it…"
Dec 1

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If Machine Being Used, What Make? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Heinen + Lowenstein
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At 13:47 on December 1, 2017, John Wilkinson said…

Hi Karen,

 Thanks for feed back. I find your empathy really helpful and comforting and I will definitely try the dry mouth and nasal sprays.

It's early days, but it is great feeling so positive about life again and looking forward with optimism. I think it was great just finding the cause of all my symptoms. I am hoping to get back on my bikes again and start swimming 2x a week when my energy returns.

 

I am now semi retired and just do a bit of supply teaching work. I don't know how I managed to work full-time for 60 hours a week on next to no sleep. One thing for sure is that I won't be going back full time, no matter how well I feel.

I think one thing our stories say is go to the doctor and push for a sleeping disorder referral. I found being fobbed off all those years so demoralising, especially being given vitamin tablets. 

Thanks to you for your support and all the best for the future. I will let you know how I get on with the sprays.

Regards,

John Wilkinson

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