**My internist's nurse practitioner ordered sleep study and after getting results and diagnosis of "moderate complex sleep apnea" prescribed bipap with backup rate at high pressure (18/15 but not sure) Seems "complex" means I have both obstructive and "central" apnea.
**The DME won't give me data and only sends it to doc (NP) when I ask.
**NP admits not knowing how to adequately read and interpret it
**MyAir (Resmed program) tells me a few things but the only clinical info is my total events per hour. They range from 2 to 6 per hour
**Had big trouble with aerophagia (sp?) so NP moved pressure down to 15/11 (i think) and things got much better. Have GERD so that is probably making things worse. Also, learned to keep mouth closed.
**Lots of problems with nasal congestion and treating best I can BUT even when nasal passage seems OK for breathing the high pressure seems to tend to close them up some. Is that possible?
**Is making a dry eye condition worse.
* Do i need to find a good sleep doctor? Local info says I will have to go a long distance. It seems that an internist and NP making decisions about treating "complex" sleep apnea seems inadequate.
*Do I need to obtain software to see what is going on? If so, are there recommended software for my brand/model?
Sorry for length of this but if any of you can kindly point me in the directions of more info within the forum, I would appreciate it.