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Is frequent gasping of air a symptom of sleep apnea?

Yes any guidance would be helpful. Two years I started with a slight gasp of air, almost resulting into a hiccup type of sound. It only happens when I am resting.. sitting down watching TV or while lying in bed. Today the gasp is much more loud and prolonged and the frequency is greater. My boyfriend even has said that I stop breathing at night once in awhile. Are the two connected but most importantly why am I gasping?
Tue, 27 Jun 2017
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi it may be a sign of gas getting trapped in upper part ofstomach called fundus which is in chest. Try taking Omeprazole with domperidone twice a day and see if it stops--regards
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