We've updated our privacy policy.

Bipap - Bloating/Gas Help

2 posts
Was this reply useful? Learn more...
   
[-]
misterhyde +0 points · 14 days ago Original Poster

Been using my new Resmed AirCurve 10 Vauto since my doctor determined I needed Bipap. Since day 1, I have been bloated throughout the night and occasionally wake in morning with abdominal pain, as well as always being gassy throughout the night and upon waking up.

The doc and sleep therapist shrugged it off and my doc set my next visit for a 1 year. This was 4 or so months ago. So I've been dealing with it.

What/how do I share here from Sleepyhead so someone can take a look at my settings?

1,323 posts
bio
Was this reply useful? Learn more...
   
[-]
Sierra +0 points · 14 days ago Sleep Innovater

The best thing to share is the Daily Detail report from SleepyHead. On a PC just use the F12 key to save the screenshot. A message will display in the bottom right of the screen where it is being saved. Then use Windows Explorer to find the file. Open a new post here with the Write a Reply button, then left click on the saved file and drag it to the body of the open new post.

This link on Aerophagia may be of some help in your bloating/gas issues.

2 posts
Was this reply useful? Learn more...
   
[-]
misterhyde +0 points · 14 days ago Original Poster

Not sure what graphs helps, but I screenshot 2 at a time if needed. Here are the first 3. Also included the statistics.

1,323 posts
bio
Was this reply useful? Learn more...
   
[-]
Sierra +0 points · 13 days ago Sleep Innovater

Can you share some history on how you ended up with a BiLevel machine? Were you using a standard APAP and it was not working? I would agree with bonjour's comments. You should ask about reducing your pressure support. That would likely reduce pressures without causing more obstructive apnea. It may also reduce the incidence of central apneas. It is possible a fixed pressure of about 12 cm with no pressure support could give you about the same incidence of obstructive apnea, and at the same time reduced central apnea. But, that is without knowing your history. Perhaps you have been there before and it didn't work...

127 posts
bio
Was this reply useful? Learn more...
   
[-]
bonjour +0 points · 13 days ago Sleep Commentator

Why are you at a PS/Pressure Support of 6?, that is higher than most who use the VAuto. Typically the EPAP pressure is what treats/prevents the Obstructive Apnea, and the PS is used for Flow Limitations, Hypopneas, and Snores. Your obstructive apnea seems to be well handled, bu pressure differences including PS do tend to increase Central Apnea/Clear Airway events.

My suggestion is to lower PS to 5 initially, observe your numbers, and see if lowering your IPAP pressure (by decreasing your PS) will improve your aerophagia or bloating.

Really important is how you are feeling.

Please be advised that these posts may contain sensitive material or unsolicited medical advice. MyApnea does not endorse the content of these posts. The information provided on this site is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for advice from a health care professional who has evaluated you.