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AHI going up
#1
My AHI has been around 3 and always under five for the last couple of months. Three days ago I took NyQuill for my cold and had an AHI of 5.6, which I assumed had to do with the meds. Next day I felt better, no meds, but AHI of 6.03. Last night, no meds, AHI of 7.68. I figured I must have been breathing through my mouth (this has started to be a problem for me) because I could feel my throat in the morning, but instead I had the lowest leak rate in quite some time. Does this make sense? Is there something I should do or just wait and see?

Here's the overview so you can see how the last three days are different.

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This is the screenshot from last night. Lots of snoring recorded even though my hubby said he couldn't hear me. Should I post anything else?

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Ugh, sorry, I'll have to use a different site for image posting but this one was easiest (no sign up)
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#2
Increase your CPAP pressure to 8.5. This is 100% obstructive, and you need to resolve it with a bit more pressure for now. I suspect you may have some inflammation in your airway from coughing or other cold symptoms. This may pass, but for now it is simply a higher degree of airway obstruction.

And doctors wonder why Auto CPAP is a good thing. Rolleyes
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#3
I could use it in auto trial mode for a few days, as I still have 24 days left of that. Thank you, for the tip, I'd prefer the apap but will be stuck with this one for a while.
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#4
Auto-trial would be a great way to get through this. I have no problem with fixed CPAP, I just think your cold illustrates the reason APAP should be issued to everyone. I know how the system works, and I don't like it. My wife is in the process of getting a machine right now, so the doctor sent the prescription to the supplier without even discussing it. Since it calls for CPAP at 8.0, I know what machine will be issued. So we had to contact the doctor's office to revise the prescription. IMO, there is no point in going to the DME and being offered a CPAP, it just runs counter to everything I "preach" here.
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