I used this forum back in 2012 and got much needed help on a problem by wife of 61 years had, caused by her cpap. She was using a sleep machine that was rated as the "best" at the time, with a heated humidifier and was working exactly as it should, knowing because it was taken back so many times. She was having "chronic" diarrhea and our family doctor of thirty years and every specialist in our area said the problem was not caused from the cpap treatment. It was into the "third year" of the usage and absolutely no improvement was detected. A male, in his forties wrote in this forum of his "problems" and, low & behold, it was exactly as my wife. He had her stop using the treatment after being told the same info as the doctors here had said, that it was not a "cause of the equipment! He said that her problem "went away" and asked here if anyone had heard of the condition. My wife, again, told the specialist here and, again, was assured that it was not from the machine. I took it upon myself to completely remove the humidifier section and use only the breather. NOW HEAR THIS!---HER DIARRHEA WAS GONE IN FOUR DAYS AND HER SYSTEM WAS BACK TO NEAR NORMAL! The doctors here still shook their heads "NO", all but one, and he took interest in the case, again! Asking if she would help him, and go back on the humidifier and be watched extra close. She did and with-in five days was back into the same side effects!
It is now registered with ALL the doctors in our area and we were told that the info was going to be listed on the MD ALERT system, for all to read. THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS VERY, VERY ACCURATE AND VERY TRUTHFUL, SO IT MAY BE HELPFUL TO OTHERS! Just yesterday,Feb 4th 2016, she went for a check-up and, the doc showed much interest in the situation and was real concerned, even yet. She has never had the problem since. So, as was described, the entire problem was excepted as being caused by the treatment, mainly 100% by the humidifier, and that portion has been shelved since. She uses her machine nine hours-a-day, every day, and even when traveling, never sleeping without it. HOPE IT HELPS OTHERS! binkbee