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[Health] Excessive wind
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I have been using my cpap machine for about 4 years with great results reducing my apneas from 45 to an average of 0.7. However, during the time I have been using it, I have been suffering  with excessive wind and was wondering wether this could be a side effect or just a coincidence and wether anyone else has experienced this. Thanks
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Wind out your backside I assume you mean.   Grin   Yes, it is very common and called Aerophagia.  A lower pressure might help at the expense of a higher AHI.  I am not familiar with other ways to address it.
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I lowered my pressure to lesson the wind. I found a pressure that worked for me. Good luck to you.

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(03-08-2017, 03:39 PM)DeafGeoff Wrote: I have been using my cpap machine for about 4 years with great results reducing my apneas from 45 to an average of 0.7. However, during the time I have been using it, I have been suffering  with excessive wind and was wondering wether this could be a side effect or just a coincidence and wether anyone else has experienced this. Thanks

I had aerophagia really bad when I started. They switched me to a bi-level machine (BiPAP) and I've never looked back. Since then I've switched to an auto-adjusting bi-level machine. What some call an auto-BiPAP.

Bi-level means a lower level of pressure on exhaling, which helps. Also, the auto-adjusting feature (like on an APAP, for example) allows me to spend more time at lower pressures.

The lower the pressure, the less air you swallow. But you need a high enough pressure to treat the apnea.

There are still days when i have a bit of excessive wind, but there's no pain associated with it so it doesn't really bother me. Just the people around me. Too-funny
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At least it is "Clean" wind... Get a hold of Rich Piana's (5% Nutrition Co.) product called "Real Food". I call it Real FARTS! You could clear a room...

But I digress.. not enough sleep as I am getting used to the CPAP.
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