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hammerman1201 Offline


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Machine: Res Med S9 Elite
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Mask Make & Model: Res Med Mirage Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Canton, GA.

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My first problem
Hey all, CPAP working great, feeling absolutely great but got one problem. The CPAP is causing me to bloat up. My Dr. had some abdominal x-rays done and it showed a lot of abdominal gas along with some bile but he believes the CPAP is causing the bloating. He said its very common with CPAP users. Anyone else here experiencing this? How are you dealing with it??

03-27-2013 07:20 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

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RE: My first problem
Not sure about common but some do have a problem with swallowing air and farting
Bloating knows as aerophagia. Here,re some tips to deal with aerophagia
(This post was last modified: 03-27-2013 07:55 PM by zonk.)
03-27-2013 07:45 PM
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jgjones1972 Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 18 - 20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Ohio - USA

Post: #3
RE: My first problem
I had aerophagia also. It went away on its own after a few months. Sometimes I could actually feel the air going down the wrong path into my stomach as I was falling asleep.

I think it's pretty common. Especially in the first few months or with a pressure increase or at high pressures.

I wouldn't be too concerned with it if the doc isn't. Make sure to let the doc know if it becomes painful (cramping) or if it gets worse in any other way.

I always found the best way to deal with it was to have someone pull firmly on my finger. Laugh-a-lot
03-27-2013 08:46 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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RE: My first problem
Ditto, jgjones.
Usually it shows up more with pressures above 12cm but I think with yours set at 7cm it will eventually fade away.
If you get some bad heartburn keep some chewable calcium carbonate tablets by the side table or if you can tolerate it, Pepcid AC (for acid only not just gas)

Hang in there!

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

03-27-2013 09:12 PM
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