Anyone on CPAP?

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CathyA
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   Posted 6/1/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
   I'm having major problems these days.  I thought my GERD was under control.  No heartburn.  No meds.  Although I do have ALOT of burping.  I have always had alot of burping.  I think I either swallow alot of air, or ferment alot of food.
   5 weeks ago, I started using an auto PAP machine at night for sleep apnea.  It was doing great things.  But I developed some nausea/dizziness, which I ignored.  Then 2 weeks ago, I had a colonoscopy.  The day after that I got seriously nauseous, and have been so since.   I had heard that colonoscopies can clean all your good bacteria out, so I thought I was nauseous from that, and began probiotics.   I also did an experiment of stopping using the APAP machine for 6 days, and really started feeling much better.
   2 nights ago, I restarted the APAP machine, and low and behold I'm MAJORLY naueseous and dizzy again!
It appears to be from the APAP machine.  I've talked to my ENT, the sleep doctor, and several respiratory therapists, and they don't think its the pressure on my ears, although one of them does think it might be my aerophagia from the machine.  They think that air in my stomach could be causing this nausea.   But I disagree.   I don't have any more burping than usual, and no bloating with it.   This is major, major nausea.
   I'm just curious if any of you use a CPAP/APAP machine too, and if you ever had nausea/dizziness from it?
I can't believe that I finally am getting good sleep.......only to develop severe nausea.  What a bummer.   Anyone else with GERD and on CPAP with nausea?  Thanks for your help.
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