07-13-2015, 02:17 AM
(This post was last modified: 07-13-2015, 02:27 AM by vsheline.)
(07-12-2015, 03:18 PM)tedburnsIII Wrote: I do know that I tired holding my breath one or two times to see what my APAP would do. There may not have been an increase in inhalation pressure beyond the max set, but I almost felt as if machine were kind of 'breathing' for me. Also noticed on a couple of occasions that machine would supply inhalation pressure BEFORE I was ready for it- IOW, I felt the need to inhale at a given interval otherwise the machine would provide inhalation pressure anyway.
Sounds like you are using a form of EPR and the machine is ending the pressure relief after a short delay, even if you have not started inhaling.
EPR tries to wait for you to initiate inhalation, at which time the pressure relief ends and the IPAP pressure returns.
ResMed machines, and I think PRS1 machines also, wait a fairly long time (like 10 or 15 seconds) before ending pressure relief and returning to full pressure.
Maybe your machine gives up waiting and returns to IPAP sooner.
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08-25-2015, 11:31 AM
(This post was last modified: 08-25-2015, 11:55 AM by slumberdog.)
Believe it or not, this issue is still unresolved. It keeps getting bounced back and forth between the med equip supply company and the sleep Dr. office. I think the problem is that the initial diagnosis and rx weren't appropriate for my condition, and now the insurance company is making them jump through hoops. The machine was prescribed without the benefit of a consult after the study or before the Rx (had I known then what I know now...). But I am the proud owner of a perhaps useless in my case AirSense 10 cpap!
I've not given up entirely, but am so tired of the BS I hear everytime I try to straighten it out...$1500 out of pocket and still no action...it's been a while since I contacted them.
(the original story is in the OP)
Since nothing is happening anyway, I decided to give the AirSense 10 CPAP (which I still have) another try. Even though it provided no relief before, I decided to try experimenting with the pressures to see if that will improve matters (what the heck...I'm walking around like a zombie most days anyway). The clinician menu instructions posted here are pretty simple.
This device doesn't provide full data, but it is supposed to provide AHI, however, Sleepyhead reports an AHI of 0.00. I think I can check it online if I register and allow resmed to monitor my sleep habits. I refuse to do this, since I value my privacy. When I was using it (last time was March), I shut the wifi capability off (which seems to be required each and every time).
So is there a way to get the AHI from Sleepyhead? The ResScan software doesn't see the card at all. Any other helpful info?
Thanks for any help!