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Advice for new users wanting to "tweak" settings
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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: Australia

Post: #61
RE: Advice for new users wanting to "tweak" settings
the mask fit feature is not available on escape models including escape auto
escape auto might shows AHI on the machine but no breakdown of AHI or central apnea detection
basically both are useless machines and make no sense buying either
cpap is more than just a blower .... its a medical equipment
machine that don,t shows efficacy data on screen and via sd card is a piece of junk belong in scrapyard
01-04-2013 02:30 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

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Post: #62
RE: Advice for new users wanting to "tweak" settings
I'm with BabyDoc.
If you aren't showing a 10% or greater drop in O2 saturation you aren't sensing any centrals because your machine is not capable of it.
Monitoring the pressures is good and helps catching hypopneas and obstructive apneas.
If the machine senses that your airway is open it is really sensing a clear apnea not a true central!
What can cause that? Just a bout of *very* shallow breathing.
From what I see in the studies, a true central event requires some kind of preliminary brain damage.

What it all boils down to is that without a logging oximeter you are always going to be too afraid to alter your pressure.
You might need more pressure to knock out the more severe apneas that are causing desats and making you feel crappy the next day.
This 'false central effect' is worsened by mask leaks I have found this to vary over time so one night in the sleep study isn't going to catch it.
Once again the Sleep Docs are failing to treat the patient agressively enough opting instead to shove a CPAP at you and kick you out the door after
lifting everyones wallets. (yours and insurance company)

If you really are having centrals you need to get with a pulmonary doc, right away. (Before you croak)
You might need a ventilator to keep you breathing at night.

Cheers!
(This post was last modified: 01-04-2013 04:26 PM by Shastzi.)
01-04-2013 04:25 PM
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archangle Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #63
RE: Advice for new users wanting to "tweak" settings
I believe Escape Auto doesn't record any leak info of any form. No mask fit, either.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
01-04-2013 04:48 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #64
RE: Advice for new users wanting to "tweak" settings
(01-04-2013 04:48 PM)archangle Wrote:  I believe Escape Auto doesn't record any leak info of any form. No mask fit, either.
escape from the Escape ... the great Escape

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01-04-2013 05:40 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

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Post: #65
RE: Advice for new users wanting to "tweak" settings
You need a motorcycle to get away from your CPAP?

=O.O=
01-04-2013 07:48 PM
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #66
RE: Advice for new users wanting to "tweak" settings
(01-04-2013 01:22 PM)JJJ Wrote:  One thing that I have been unable to find information about is how much your body is supposed to produce naturally.

The dosages listed on bottles are not standardized. There's really no way to tell how much melatonin you're getting when you take a pill.

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01-04-2013 09:39 PM
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