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RE: The So-Called "Sleep Test"
(12-02-2014 05:29 PM)vcottom Wrote:  I learned how to adjust it, and how the system works, and over about a month was getting "good" numbers, and was able to sleep with it. Doc tells me they never see my oxygen numbers like mine in his office, 99% to 100%.

What I can't figure out is why I have to make a near-diarrhea run to the bathroom upon waking nearly every morning. Just one time, a major release of gas, with little solids, and lot's of liquid. One time, and I good to go for the day. If I don't but the BPAP on, I don't have the diarrhea! Can you all think on that for a bit?

Well, if you got the machine paid for and have learned how to do the data analysis and adjustment yourself, you're way ahead of most patients with "mushroom theory" doctors. Play the game and get a good supply of masks, hoses, and water tanks until you have enough spares, then stop letting them send you new parts until you actually need them.

Gas on both ends is a common problem. Look up "aerophagia." Lower pressure in general or lower IPAP may help. You might tinker with that being careful to watch your AHI as you change pressure.

There's a link in my signature line for a youtube video on how to reduce aerophagia. It helps some people.

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12-02-2014 06:20 PM
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