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Urgent! Why is my CPAP therapy causing weird stomach pains, bloating, gas and IBS?
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RE: Urgent! Why is my CPAP therapy causing weird stomach pains, bloating, gas and IBS?
(12-05-2020, 11:21 PM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: I'm glad the stomach pains have diminished.

The best cleaning timing is what you're comfortable with. I rinse the humidifier tub when i change the water typically every other night. The mask cushion, hose and the humidifier tub get soaked in very warm water and dish soap for several minutes, then a light scrub, and a rinse with clean water weekly if I stay with my schedule. I typically change intake filter every other week or so.

Now on the reduced apnea and not noticing negative affects after a one night off PAP, and that you're going to be cured of apnea, sorry unless you had very low apnea to begin with, apnea treatment is for life. PAP is treatment not a cure.


Hi Dave,
But I heard that sometimes apnea can be cured or brought down to normal safe levels, if one loses weight. Isn't that so? A lot of sleep apnea videos on YouTube say that weight loss can cure it. Isn't that true? Did I misunderstand something? If the problem is extraneous fat in the throat, then losing weight may reduce the throat fat and open up the air passageways right?
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RE: Urgent! Why is my CPAP therapy causing weird stomach pains, bloating, gas and IBS?
I have done a stomach surgery called bariatric sleeve in 2016. I went from 300 pounds to 200 in about a year due to smaller food intake. It did not cure apnea, because nothing cures it. We use PAP machines to treat it. My weight loss did affect AHI from 78 or so down to 39 or so, roughly half. The AHI numbers from sleep studies before and after the weight loss is my numbers source. But I still need to use the ASV until I get the machine to treat COPD too. So to be clear, there is no cure for apnea. If you had very mild apnea before weight loss, you may not need a PAP, but as far as I'm aware it is rare.
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