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AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
#41
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
That's right, increase EPR to manage Flow Limits.
1 or 2 disruptions a night is not going to ruin your night unless you let it.

do this, Write down how you feel before you know anything about what the numbers say. This is just to 'keep you honest' since you need to tweak more on how you feel than what the numbers say. Yes it is a hard change.
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#42
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
Ok will do. So how much do I increase EPR each time I have increased flow limits like this-by one or two? Thank you!
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#43
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
Your EPR has 3 levels only, so I think you were at 2 recently. You can go up to 3 and see if it helps FL. Gideon is far better at this than I am though, so see what he says. And I agree with answering how you feel before swaying your answer with seeing data. Answer the feel inquiry then look at OSCAR.
Dave

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#44
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
set EPR=3
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#45
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
Got it. Thanks!
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#46
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
Got a good score 1.73, did my feel check first as suggested and felt a little breathless at first, but better after taking a few deep breaths and energy pretty good so matches up!

Think there's something wrong with machine-over an hour is missing right after going to sleep when I know I was using the machine and didn't get up. Will call today, maybe they'll send me a new one? Who knows what happened during that time but assuming/hoping it was ok.

I did increase EPR to 3 and think it helped but still looks like have some high limit flows? 



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#47
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
In the left sidebar below what is shown are all the sessions, are they all checked? They should be.
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#48
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
Yes all sessions are checked. I called Resmed and they had the same data as  Oscar with around 1 1/2 hours missing. The rep insisted it stopped recording because the time is wrong on my machine but it never did it before and it's only off by a few hours so don't think so. But I changed the time and will try again tonight. It wouldn't let me change the time without erasing all the data on the machine first so hope they have a backup for insurance.

Thanks Gideon!  Smile
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#49
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
Hi, think I'm doing better with AHI 1.16 last night (of course I want it lower!) but not sure about the flow limits. It looks likes it spikes and goes up here and there but not all night .

My EPR is at the max of 3, machine doesn't go any higher so wondering what you think, if it's ok and not having a big impact and if anything else I ca do?

Thank you!

   
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#50
RE: AHI CA/UA still high, EPR changes
That close to session start with FL and leak spike, maybe you were still getting settled in for sleep. I'd consider tossing those blips into SWJ ish (sleep wake junk). Not exactly something to worry over as it was a blip, short duration then it evened out the rest of the night.

Just to help, 1.x AHI is better than Dr. Dolittle expects from your therapy. They say AHI 5 is a therapy success. 1.x is perfectly fine, zero is not expected. Zero will likely ruin your comfort just to get there. Don't go down that rabbit hole, ok.
Dave

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