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texascat
Unread post  Post subject: Back Pain from CPAP  |  Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:53 am
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I've been on CPAP for 10 days now and it started out good. I had to change mask's but I have one now that fits great and is comfortable.

Problem is now for the last three nights I have been waking up in the middle of the night with back pain. It is progressively getting worse. At first I thought is was sleeping position but now I think it is from the CPAP machine filling me with air. I am waking up bloated and I realize the back pain is sever gas pains. Last night I woke up around 4am and I just took off my mask and after rolling around for awhile, went back to sleep. The pain was still there when I got up a 7am but it had subsided some.

Anybody else had this happen? How did you deal with it?

I'm going to make an appointment with the Dr next week but hopefully I can get this figured out before.


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Back Pain from CPAP  |  Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:56 am
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It's called aerophagia....search the forum for it.
Very common.
If you aren't using EPR exhale relief....try turning it on and see if that helps.

Jason may have a page here about it but I can't find it right now and don't have time to look but here's a page from another forum I am on.
http://www.cpaptalk.com/wiki/index.php/Aerophagia


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texascat
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Back Pain from CPAP  |  Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:21 am
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EPR was already on. (Maybe I should try turning it off)

My Dr lowered the pressure from 10/15 to 8/12 and it seemed to help the first night but I woke up this morning in excruciating pain.

I'm thinking of lowering the top number to 10 tonight but beyond that I'm not sure what to try.


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texascat
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Back Pain from CPAP  |  Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:35 pm
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I haven't given up yet but the Aerophagia will not go away. My doctor just keeps saying hang in there and it will get better but 3 months into it and I'm not so sure. I keep using CPAP because it's obvious to feel the benefits but the constant pain is wearing on me. Does anything on this screenshot look like there is a change I could try?


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k5mow
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Back Pain from CPAP  |  Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:06 am
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My wife had the bad gas problem. Her doctor told her to try a full face mask. Her doctor said that some People have this problem when using a nasal mask. It did help her. She is on BiPAP which also helped.

Roger


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Catwoman
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Back Pain from CPAP  |  Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:31 pm

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Do you have acid reflux or an a problem with your esophagus? I have EOE. I found that I had to move the timing of a med until I healed enough that air stop entering. I had a similar problem with pain during that time.


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