I have the same machine you have AP and being an UFS member I too initially dealt with the therapist at UFS Bridge Mall but didn't seem to be making any headway with my results so on Dr. Spring's recommendation I changed over to Mel at MCS and with her help and advice my improvement in both compliance and results has been nothing short of amazing (0.2 AHI, 8.3hrs sleep last night
) ), think the fact Mel is a fellow hose head and thus understands and sympathises with our situation is a real bonus. Your right about Dr. Spring on the auto vs standard CPAP too, the way he put it to me was CPAP machines be it auto or standard are really just sophisticated "air pumps"
Early on I went ahead and purchased a Resmed S9 Autoset because of my disappointing results also thinking because it was an auto machine I'd get better results than with the Respironics standard machine but that was definitely not the case.
Like you I had problems adjusting initially to a set pressure of 10 with Ramp and Dr. Spring put me back to 8 as well but with Mel's assistance now back to 10 and coping extremely well as my results show, also did away with the "ramp" and now start at "full blast" which has helped too.
I now much prefer the set pressure Respironics machine and the Auto machine has been consigned to the wardrobe/back up only role if ever required.
Hi Mutineer, I find it difficult on forums to not using a persons name!!! I don't use the ramp feature either. I think I have paid for help from UFS. How does the payment system work at Ascot st?
I did not get to sleep until after 3 am and got up at 9 to make my wife Eril coffee before she went to a card making class and then shopping, taking her 92 y/o mother to doctor etc. So, I am extremely buggered at the moment. I will try and make it thru without a nap to try and get back to a normal sleeping pattern. AHI was 6.00.
We live two doors on the Ballarat side of the IGA supermarket in Miners Rest.
Regards, Paul Aussie Paul.