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BiPap Ramps up-Blows my brains out!
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BiPap Ramps up-Blows my brains out!
My Dreamstation Auto BiPap, instead of regulating by inhail / exhail, is blowing very hard continous air presurrure.  I am using Philips Dreamwear mask.  Breathing starts out ok when I turn my machine on.    i.e. I can feel the in out breathing control of the machine.

I will wake up with the machine blowing hard continuous air.  Sometimes I have a dry throat.  

I noticed that my mouth is opening slightlly so I assume this has something to do with the problem.  What I do not know is if it is the chicken or the egg.  By that I mean is the continuous air presure causing my mouth to open, or is my mouth opening causing the forced air?

I have had 3 Cpap macines over the last 15 years and never had a problem with my mouth opening.  But alas I am now 63 years old.  Had a sleep study on May 3rd 2021.  They switched me to a BiPap.  Said my cronic apena was a 95.

I have loaded OSCAR but have not used it much yet.  Anything specifficlly I can look at in OSCAR regauding this problem?
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RE: BiPap Ramps up-Blows my brains out!
We don't know your settings, and an Oscar chart might be helpful in determining what pressures are actually being delivered by the machine. If you think the BiPAP is not delivering the set pressures, take it to a DME for testing.
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RE: BiPap Ramps up-Blows my brains out!
Hi and welcome,

I'd definitely recommend posting a chart so we can see what's going on (use the F12 key on your keyboard or go to the view menu and choose "Take Screenshot". You might have to make a few more posts so that you can attach the image (I think you need a total of 4).


See my comparison of Viatom/Wellue and CMS50F oximeters here.

Not a doctor, definitely not your doctor, all advice is given as-is and represents simply my own understanding as a fellow patient and OSCAR user.
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RE: BiPap Ramps up-Blows my brains out!
(05-28-2021, 06:11 AM)DreamMan Wrote: I will wake up with the machine blowing hard continuous air.  Sometimes I have a dry throat.  

Your new machine is probably set at a higher pressure than your previous machines, and this higher pressure is what's forcing the air to come out of your mouth. Have you ever tried a full face mask? That may be the solution to your problem. Since you have recently gotten a new machine (and presumably a new prescription for a higher pressure) your equipment provider will be obliged to provide you with different masks.
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