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[CPAP] Severe Aerophagia
04-01-2013, 08:20 AM
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.
04-01-2013, 12:42 PM
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!
"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton
04-01-2013, 03:20 PM
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.
Best of luck to you and hang in there for more suggestions.
04-06-2013, 05:21 PM
(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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