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Back on the machine...well sorta
#1
Back on the machine...well sorta
So, after some 8 weeks of fighting *constant* breathing problems, I have subdued my lungs to the point (thank-you Big Pharma) to the point where I can once again attempt to slay the CPAP dragon.

I finally solved the seal issues on the Philips Amara View mask...my leaks have been consistently at 0 according to the machine....

The first night was promising 3.3 hours on, with 1.8 AHI ...  but I woke up and I could not get back to sleep with it on.

The next two nights were head congestion fails....

Gonna try again tonight.
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#2
RE: Back on the machine...well sorta
Keep at it. You'll get there!
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So far...pretty much the same level of success as before....not more than a couple hours at the start of the night....then I wake up feeling like the damn machine is trying to suffocate me.

Last night was 59 minutes....
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RE: Back on the machine...well sorta
If you could post a chart from sleepyhead it would help to figure out whats happening. The links for downloading and posting are below.
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#5
RE: Back on the machine...well sorta
Doubtfire61, either your pressures are to low or you have to low humidity, at a guess.
As Walla Walla says, post a few data charts from Sleepyhead.
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I am NOT a doctor.  I try to help, but do not take what I say as medical advice.

I am just a long term user of c.p.a.p. and therefore I have some experience in using these machines and equipment.

However, I am NOT an expert, so advice given should be taken as given in good faith only and NOT medical advice.

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RE: Back on the machine...well sorta
I've suspended use again, as my coughing has returned....

I'm going to put the data today and hopefully can post my meager results tonight.

DF
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What are your humidity settings?
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#8
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I currently operate with humidity off, but I put either cold water or ice cubes in the tank....
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#9
RE: Back on the machine...well sorta
Note that the coughing is throughout the day...air quality vs. allergy issues
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Try the Dreamwear ffm. It's way more comfortable!
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