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Does CPAP cause hiccups?
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Does CPAP cause hiccups?
I hope to collect for/against opinions here, since searching the forum is inconclusive (it doesn't seem to be something everybody talks about, but it might be a thing that happens to at least some people.)

I've been on CPAP for a few months now, and it's mostly been positive, but I've had the hiccups for hours (HOURS!) on many more days than ever before.  (This never happened before I started CPAP, and although the hiccups aren't bad enough to keep me from sleeping, they generally last from when I wake up to when I go to bed, they break my concentration, interrupt my speech, cruft up the back of my throat, wake up my wife, and make me tired and annoyed.)

If you get the hiccups unreasonably often, please say so.

If there's a good reason to visit the doctor (considering that it'll cost me a really nice steak dinner to go and be told "gee, we don't know, but we could send you for testing") I'd be delighted to know what that is.

If you have a solution that's not "drink water," "hold your breath," "have somebody scare you" or something else from WebMD, don't keep it a secret!
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#2
RE: Does CPAP cause hiccups?
Hiccups may be caused by swallowing air (aerophagia) which seems to be common for some xPAP users. AB has a wiki page on it: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php/Aerophagia
When my APAP pressure goes up fairly high I tend to get bloated (aerophagia) and belch frequently. I try pressing on my stomach with my hands to help expel the trapped air. Sometimes sitting in a chair and bending over to bring my knees into my belly works. Usually makes me feel somewhat better.

Something you should probably bring to your Dr's attention.

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RE: Does CPAP cause hiccups?
I'm prone to hiccups in my life. But I've certainly not had more hiccups since starting CPAP therapy. In fact, I think I have hiccups less often now.
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RE: Does CPAP cause hiccups?
(12-19-2019, 01:07 AM)Jeff8356 Wrote: Hiccups may be caused by swallowing air
Really? I thought it was a diaphragm spasm. No?
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RE: Does CPAP cause hiccups?
(12-19-2019, 08:43 AM)Osiris357 Wrote:
(12-19-2019, 01:07 AM)Jeff8356 Wrote: Hiccups may be caused by swallowing air
Really? I thought it was a diaphragm spasm. No?

The actual physical hiccup is a diaphragm spasm, but there is usually an underlying cause to initiate the spasm.  An excerpt from wikipedia:

Quote:Pathophysiological causes[edit]
Hiccups may be triggered by a number of common human conditions. In rare cases, they can be a sign of serious medical problems.

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RE: Does CPAP cause hiccups?
I’ve not felt any change to my occurrences of hiccups
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RE: Does CPAP cause hiccups?
Oh ok, thanks jeff8356
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RE: Does CPAP cause hiccups?
I have not gotten any hiccups from mine at all....
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