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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, 2017.

 

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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, 2017
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, 2017

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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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Kath Hope replied to Alan Burt's discussion Painful, dry nose
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Painful, dry nose

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