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Ive recently started using a cpap machine and my chest has

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ive recently started using a cpap machine and my chest has been hurting/burning ever since. I started taking prevacit for heartburn and it helped at first but now it stopped working
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
You are likely ingesting too much air under pressure from the cpap machine.
This can cause acid reflux as the lower esophageal sphincter kept open inappropriately.
To encounter problem, you will need:
1. a chinstrap to prevent air ingestion
2. Reduce the pressure; if you are on 10 now, should be reduced to 8 for example.
3. Increase the prevacid dose.
Please discuss with your doctor soon.
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