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Bathroom Night Trips and Acid in Throat?

Postby ramsa » Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:14 pm

I used to have constant problems with having to get up in the middle of the night to "take a leak", and every so often wake up with really bad acid burning my throat. CPAP seems to have completely stopped both.
I'm amazed.
Had read something about ammonia levels and apnea causing the body to need to urinate, but the acid reflux is just plain strange...
I figured both problems were just my body getting older.
Didn't expect the additional benefits...
=D>

Anyone else have symptoms like that going away???
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Postby hhopper » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:18 pm

Yep, exactly the same for me.
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Postby Mike » Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:41 pm

There is a relationship between sleep apnea and Gerd. Most seem to find that it makes it better. Others find that it makes it worse... Thankfully most are in the former rather than the latter...
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Re: Bathroom Night Trips and Acid in Throat?

Postby Daniel » Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:35 pm

ramsa wrote:I used to have constant problems with having to get up in the middle of the night to "take a leak", and every so often wake up with really bad acid burning my throat. CPAP seems to have completely stopped both.
I'm amazed.
Had read something about ammonia levels and apnea causing the body to need to urinate, but the acid reflux is just plain strange...
I figured both problems were just my body getting older.
Didn't expect the additional benefits...
=D>

Anyone else have symptoms like that going away???


The frequent bathroom trips are a condition called Nocturia............a side effect of untreated sleep apnoea.

Acid in the throat, probably a condition called GERD, yes, linked to untreated sleep apnoea.

CPAP has proven effective in treating them...............very obvious in your case.

Well done.

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Postby Napster(the former) » Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:53 pm

ME TOO, AIN'T IT GREAT!!!!!!!!

No longer have the antiacid remedies by the bedside, I can sleep 9-10 hours without relieving myself (but I do have to go badly after this time period, LMAO).

It works for me, and I don't really care how it works, but I thank GOD that it has made life a blast once more.

Glad it works for you too.

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Postby JimW » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:07 pm

It sure makes sense to me that, if my body is not getting the sleep (and possibly the oxygen) that it needs at night, a general overall negative impact can be expected. What I've noticed so far (about 2 1/2 weeks in):
Generally go all night without a bathroom trip; previously about once a night.
Burning feeling in stomach in the middle of the night generally not happening, but not previously an every night thing. (Am currently on Nexium, but will trial away from this after a few more weeks.)
Didn't fall asleep at two family Christmas gatherings (previously a given.)

I'm also interested in watching the impact on ulnar neuropathy in both arms, as well as alertness and cognitive ability. Am not counting on GERD going away, but am thinking it is a fair possibility.
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Postby Farmercal » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:40 am

Boy I must be the exception to the norm. I take aciplex dailey to control my acid reflux which was diagnosed before the apnea but since I have an enlarged prostate (I am over 50 what can I say), I usually get up once every other night. But once a night is not so bad.
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Re: Bathroom Night Trips and Acid in Throat?

Postby justtrish » Sat Dec 30, 2006 7:59 am

ramsa wrote: but the acid reflux is just plain strange...
I figured both problems were just my body getting older.
Didn't expect the additional benefits...


I'm going to take a leap here...

The airway normally collapses at the back of the throat, above the epiglottis which protects the trachea from ending up with food in it. Perhaps the positive pressure from the machine keeping your airway open also prevents your stomach's contents from going up the wrong way.

It's possible I guess.

And it sorta makes sense that the added efforts to breathe during apneic episodes would tend to force upwards what was in your stomach.

Just looking at if from a simple mechanic perspective.

My two cents

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PS no, I am not a mechanic...
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Postby CrohnieToo » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:27 am

FarmerCal, apnea is not, by far, the most common cause of GERD. Loss of muscle tone w/or w/o aging, excessive weight, especially if carried in the area between chest and waist, loss of elasticity of the diaphragm, hiatal hernia ..... our tummies sit a lot higher in our bodies than we tend to think, and our esophagus is considerably shorter than we tend to think.
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Postby CatNappin » Sun Dec 31, 2006 11:43 am

No problems with acid, but I was getting up an average of five times (eight is my record) during the middle of the night to empty a very full bladder. Since my BIPAP in July, I haven't had to get up once.
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Postby B52Wing » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:18 pm

Exactly !!!!!!!! I had a chronic cough and acid/heartburn at night. I would wake up throwing up and just make it to the bathroom. :-? I also had to make sure I didn't drink anything after 6 PM or I would have an accident (yes, at 44 years old) :oops: I thought it was prostate or some other issue. When I started on my BiPAP ALL of that went away within 2 weeks. =D>

I have had this BiPap for 11 months and I hate sleeping with it but have not missed a single night without it. It is a lifesaver :-D
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Postby LoriPA » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:50 pm

I totally agree; I had killer heartburn all the time, but I thought it was my gastric reflux, even when I did go to bed on an empty stomach! I actually had to get up to take extra Zantac and drink milk before I could go back to sleep. Since the CPAP, I've seen considerable improvement in that department. :-D
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Postby churchmt » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:00 am

I had terrible heartburn befoer Cpap and now I only need to take something if I go on one of my bad eating days. Subway usually kills me due to the jalapenos i put on it. I know I shouldn't but that never stops me. Much else heartburn is gone. =D>
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