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[CPAP] Severe Aerophagia
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Machine: philips respironics
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Humidifier: respironics
CPAP Pressure: 19/15
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Severe Aerophagia
I need help. I have been on cpap for almost a year now. I have been playing with my machine myself because the doctor I feel has no idea. I have terrible aerophagia. Some days worse then others. My levels are 19/15. I tried lowering them, but i wake up with a headache. I dont know if bilevel or biflex or cflex would be better. Would a cpap pillow be better? I just don't know. I sleep with my mouth closed all night. My doctor thinks I don't and tell me to wear a chin strap. The chin strap makes me feel suffocated. I know i sleep with my mouth closed. I use a nasal mask.
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04-01-2013 08:20 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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RE: Severe Aerophagia
Hi mmsuelpn.

Welcome

Hummmm....
The only other way to be sure about your mouth is if someone sees you doing it or you have all night video surveillance.
CPAP pillows usually don't work either. Save your money.

I'm sure you'll get a lot more good advise here so stay tuned!

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"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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04-01-2013 12:42 PM
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #3
RE: Severe Aerophagia
Hi mmsuelpn,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I'm sorry you are having such a rough time with CPAP therapy right now but this link might help you regarding your aerophagia.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Aerophagia--1123
Best of luck to you and hang in there for more suggestions.

trish6hundred
04-01-2013 03:20 PM
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CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

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Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #4
RE: Severe Aerophagia
(04-01-2013 08:20 AM)mmsuelpn Wrote:  I need help. I have been on cpap for almost a year now. I have been playing with my machine myself because the doctor I feel has no idea. I have terrible aerophagia. Some days worse then others. My levels are 19/15.

Well, it may be time to find a different doctor, one who specializes in CPAP therapy. The traditional fixes for aerophagia are a bilevel machine (BiPAP) or lowering the pressure, or both.

If you are changing the pressure yourself you need to be checking your data to see how you're responding.

What do you mean when you say your levels are 19/15?

Which Philips Respironics machine do you have? Is it a RemSTAR or a BiPAP?

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04-06-2013 05:21 PM
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