First time poster, having got my CPAP a week ago. I've had a few very minor side effects - very slight nasal dryness which the doctors do not think requires humidity (a simple nasal mist spray in the morning fixes that) and very slight pain in my diaphragm which only lasts for about 30 min after waking (they say this wiill ease as the muscles get used to the slightly increased pressure).
The one they did find unusual was pains in my latissimus dorsi muscles, not actually in my back but a line along my sides. The pain was quite intense the first few mornings. It has eased a bit but is still there each morning . They suspect it is probably due to sleeping in the same position for longer. At their suggestion I tried some stretching exercises this morning which helped a bit but not completely.
Has anybody else experienced this?
Hi Nautilus, welcome,
Glad there's minimal side effects for you. Does take some adjusting , for sure.
You notice whether you may be swallowing air (aerophagia) or not? I notice your pressure isn't high but we are all different.