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Machine: Phillips Dreamstation
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CPAP Pressure: 6-20 Auto CPAP
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Location: PA

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Anyone feel like taking a stab at my numbers?
I'm an RN but a new CPAP wearer and unfamiliar with diagnosing my numbers. Can any experienced CPAPers tell me what Im looking at? Ive been on Auto CPAP for 3 days now and was experiencing an obstruction during expiration which was waking me up and causing me to rip the thing off my face in the early morning hrs. Someone suggested I bump my pressures up which I did and had no issues last night. My prescribed settings were a low pressure of 6 and a high pressure of 18. I bumped them to 8-20. Too high? The 20 makes me nervous but then again this is all new to me. See below:

›October 17

Last Updated: Today @ 8:35 AM

AHI: 7
Usage: 5:30hrs
Mask Fit: 100%
Total Central Apneas: 3
Total Obstructive Apneas: 21
Total Hypopneas: 13
Min Pressure: 8.0cmH2O
Max Pressure: 20.0cmH2O
Device Mode: AutoCPAPwithAFlex
Ramp: On
Ramp Time: 5min
Ramp Start Pressure: 4.0cmH2O
Total Disconnects: 3
Large Leak Time: 0:00hrs
10-18-2015 10:05 AM
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cardiacthug Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 6-20 Auto CPAP
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Sex: Male
Location: PA

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RE: Anyone feel like taking a stab at my numbers?
Thank you JustMongo! I saw your response on my other post.
10-18-2015 10:11 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
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Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

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Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #3
RE: Anyone feel like taking a stab at my numbers?
I also posted on your other thread!

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(This post was last modified: 10-18-2015 10:43 AM by OpalRose.)
10-18-2015 10:39 AM
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cardiacthug Offline

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CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: PA

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RE: Anyone feel like taking a stab at my numbers?
Thank you opalrose. I appreciate everyones help.
10-18-2015 10:44 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
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Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

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Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #5
RE: Anyone feel like taking a stab at my numbers?
(10-18-2015 10:44 AM)cardiacthug Wrote:  Thank you opalrose. I appreciate everyones help.

cardiacthug,
If you are experiencing a resistance on exhaling, then use the FLEX setting on your machine. There should be a setting for 1,2 or 3.

This is a comfort feature and will give some relief when exhaling.
Example: if your pressure goes up to 10 and your set your FLEX setting at 2, the machine will drop the pressure to 8 when exhaling.

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10-18-2015 10:56 AM
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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #6
RE: Anyone feel like taking a stab at my numbers?
I would run with your current settings a little longer to see if there might be a trend that you can pick up on.
10-18-2015 11:47 AM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Location: KY

Post: #7
RE: Anyone feel like taking a stab at my numbers?
I think flex would bring the exhale obstruction back.
I do the same thing in a ffm. Tongue falls back and cuts off my exhale.
Unless i up the pressure
10-18-2015 10:54 PM
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