Post Reply 
CPAP & Heartburn / GERD
Author Message
Let Me Sleep Offline

Members

Posts: 14
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: Resmed Autosense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 6-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #1
CPAP & Heartburn / GERD
Hi,
First off thanks for all the great advice I've gotten from the folks here, it helped a lot !! Thanks

When I first started I had been given the wrong mask by a poor excuse for a DME company. Now that I am with a great DME company, I'm sleeping 8+ hours a night, my AHI is down below 4 every night {still a few clusters in REM sleep}, and I'm feeling more rested. I've been on the new mask about 3 weeks now. A week ago my wife pointed out I had been drinking much more milk than normal, that was when I realized I was pounding the milk to help with the heartburn / GERD. My heartburn has been well under control with a prescribed PPI for years.
Has anyone else seen an increase in either GERD or heartburn since using CPAP? Early on, I did need to lower the pressure due to Aerophagia and those symptoms seem much better.
Thanks !!
08-31-2015 03:49 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Mosquitobait Online

Advisory Members

Posts: 746
Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #2
RE: CPAP & Heartburn / GERD
First, milk actually can make GERD worse in some people. The fact that you have GERD already, I would check with your regular doctor. In my case, it turned out not to be worse GERD but a pulled muscle. In the meantime, write down what you eat and drink and the quantity and try a wedge raise up your upper body if you sleep on your back. If you sleep on your side , chances are it'll make your back hurt. You have to raise the front of the bed and that is a bit more complicated. The list will help the doc eliminate some possibilities.
(This post was last modified: 08-31-2015 04:48 PM by Mosquitobait.)
08-31-2015 04:41 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Jim Bronson Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 263
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: 9.2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: California

Post: #3
RE: CPAP & Heartburn / GERD
You can try raising the head of your bed a few inches. That helped me a lot.
08-31-2015 05:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
woozie38 Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 248
Joined: Jan 2013

Machine: Fisher & Paykel Icon + Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: 8 to 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: 17 years of CPAP + supp. oxygen @ 3 L/min

Sex: Male
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland Australia

Post: #4
RE: CPAP & Heartburn / GERD
(08-31-2015 03:49 PM)Let Me Sleep Wrote:  I realized I was pounding the milk to help with the heartburn / GERD. My heartburn has been well under control with a prescribed PPI for years.
Has anyone else seen an increase in either GERD or heartburn since using CPAP?

I suffered with this problem for years & it was made worse by CPAP. My Doc prescribed "Ranitidine" (Zantac) night & morning. The GERD went away from the first tablet & as long as I continue taking them, It won't return. Available over the counter this drug, unlike others, like Nexium or Somac, is renal friendly.

[Image: signature.png]Keep on breathin'
08-31-2015 07:37 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  heartburn? cdm807 5 324 10-09-2016 04:21 PM
Last Post: cdm807
  [Health] Apnea and GERD SleepyVenter 5 405 08-22-2016 05:31 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
Exclaimation WOW!! Just realized that CPAP has nearly put an end to my horrid heartburn and reflux kyhmm72 10 837 04-06-2016 08:50 AM
Last Post: giagray
  [Pressure] What if my C-PAP is causing my GERD? BruceLeitertheWriter 6 2,502 04-21-2015 10:56 AM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
Idea [Health] Apneas & GERD (Reflux) TassieJeff 9 2,733 04-26-2014 07:13 AM
Last Post: TassieJeff

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)