I have used a CPAP for 10 years with the pressure being raised a few times. Suddenly about three months ago, I would wake up with painful gas and a bloated stomach. I have an appt. with a Gastro-Entero doctor which I will likely cancel now. I was at my first appt. with a new Sleep Doc. and the technician and I were discussing pressures and he mentioned something about 'swallowing air' !!
I had never heard of this and of course, it had never been my issue before now.
There are days when I am less than fully functional because of the gas pains. I do not seem to pass much of it and I assume it absorbs. Now we will be looking at a BiPaP to see if the variable pressures...inhale/exhale...can solve this issue. But, why has this just now started for me? after 10 years. My pressure has been 17-20 for about a year and a half. Now it is 18-20...so the gas may worsen. I also have yet to find an OTC medication to alleviate any of it. This is a bummer !!