My primary care doc thinks we ruptured my eardrum, though it's a microscopic tear. I'm seeing the sleep specialist on Friday, but I'm afraid to use the CPAP until I feel better. I've only had my CPAP for 2 months but have only been able to use it for a few weeks due to all the ear trouble. I've read it can take up to 2 months for an eardrum to heal. If you were me, would you not use the machine?
Here's another question--I've been renting the CPAP for 2 months. My insurance won't purchase the machine until I've had it for 3 months. I think I may return the machine before the third month starts so I can pick up where I left off once my ear heals. My insurance company didn't know how to answer this question. Any thoughts?
I certainly can see why people give up on CPAP!
|Mask: Mirage Quattro™ Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear|
|Additional Comments: Doc reset APAP to 4-7; titrated at 6, but keeping low due to ear pressure problems. RemZzzs. Cozyhose.|