Any Sleep Apnea People Out There

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by blueseal, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. blueseal

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    i have had it since 2003, i use the bipap machine with the setting 0f 15/8 and a oxygen concentrator that is set at 6 liters a minute. recently i have been experinceing gas distention and bloating in my stomach while using it . as soon as i lay down to go to sleep with my nasal pillows on i start feeling bloated and like theres a bunch of gas in my throat that i cant get up. guess im swallowing too much air. iv been using this machine for 7 years. this is the first i started having these symptoms with it. guess i should call apria in the morning to come take a look at it. anyone else have the bloating feeling.
     
  2. mulewagon

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    Do you have a chin strap? That will keep you from opening your mouth and swallowing air. I had to try several different styles before I found one that would stay on all night.
     
  3. blueseal

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    no i dont. you think that will help.
     
  4. mulewagon

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    It helped me - I had the same problem. It's cheap to try, anyway! [​IMG]
     
  5. blueseal

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    does it work with the nassal pillows because thats what i use. just trying to figure how it works never seen one.
     

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