3. My AHI index jumps all over the place. One night a 2, the next night a 10. I monitor whether it's affected by having a glass of wine with dinner, or having had a stressful day at work, or getting up to use the bathroom more than once, and I can't find any correlation.
I got only 2 more weeks than you with CPAP. I got similar questions about the AHI correlation.
I will tell you what I think about myself. Remember that we are not equal and what is good or apply for one is bad or doesn't apply for another. I don't have any medical education.
My high AHI I think is related with:
1-Leaks. High leaks= high AHI.
2-Sleeping position. Laying in my back (I like this position) I got high AHI.
3-Dry mouth (meaning I breath with my mouth open, I got a FFM).
I really think that your next appointment in 6 month is way to much time for your second appointment. I got my first appointment in 2 month of CPAP use and my DR. changed a little bit my prescription and the change results has been better (nothing spectacular, but a little bit better). I got my second appointment in two months.
Keep going and good luck with your therapy and life.