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A week in and could use some suggestions
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A week in and could use some suggestions
I have been on APAP for a week now after having a home test with an AHI of 42. Of course still getting use to the mask but luckily no large leaks. After following the information for others on here I have tried to narrow in my treatment but could use some help to narrow more. Can I get better or is it a wait and get use to the treatment mode right now?

Thanks for any help.
Dean


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RE: A week in and could use some suggestions
This looks pretty good, and your statistical history is useful data that shows some good progress. My first recommendation is to reduce your Flex setting to 1. I think you are somewhat sensitive to pressure changes, and your minimum pressure appears to be correct. I'm almost tempted to try a fixed single pressure like 10.5, but for now let's try 8.5-11.0 and see if that helps quiet some of the noise along with Flex at 1.
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Hi dsmith14469,
WELCOME to the forum.!
Good luck with CPAP therapy.
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No help on settings, just don't get discouraged. It takes time and a lot of patience
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RE: A week in and could use some suggestions
Settings for last night: Min 8.5, Max 11, Flex 1

Should I slowly increase my minimum or will that cause more CA? Or should I leave it here and let my body adjust for a week or so? Thanks for the help.

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RE: A week in and could use some suggestions
I would leave everything the way you have it. Give your body more time to adjust and the CA events should start to go away. I think Sleeprider's advice was spot on and there's no need for further change.
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RE: A week in and could use some suggestions
The only change I would suggest is reducing the Flex setting to 1. No clear indication of a need for higher pressure, but most people with these low-rate mixed events do better with a bit less Flex.
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#8
RE: A week in and could use some suggestions
Thanks, will keep the settings as is for now (Flex is already 1) and check back with results later.

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Dean
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