No longer apneic?

on 1/17/17 10:28 am
VSG on 11/29/16

Hi folks, 

I've used a CPAP since 2000, and have never had any issues with it. Since my VSG in November my other half says I now have been opening my mouth during the night, which has never previously been a problem. (I believe it, since I keep waking up with dry mouth)


I'm about 30# lighter than I ever have been while using a CPAP... is it simply that my pressure is now too high? I'd really like to avoid being forced into more sleep studies if possible.  :-p



on 1/24/17 10:03 pm
RNY on 12/28/15 with

It very likely is.  A few of months after my RNY, the same thing was happening to me. Turned the pressure down a little bit each night until the problem went away.  (And now I don't even have to use the Capp any more! :) )

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on 2/13/17 2:00 pm
VSG on 11/29/16

I turned down my pressure but that didn't appreciably reduce the problem. It was finally solved when I reduced the temperature in my heated tubing.

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on 2/24/17 6:04 am
VSG on 11/28/16

Glad I saw this thread.  I am experiencing the same problem.  My wife keeps nudging me saying the mask is leaking and I have an extremely dry mouth when I wake up.  I will try and turn down the pressure a little at a time and see how that helps.


on 3/10/17 11:21 am
VSG on 11/28/16

Just an update. I turned it down by 1, and no longer making the noises or experience a lot of dry mouth!

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