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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Peaceful Acres

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BiPap it is I guess
Well I was warned in February and was told yesterday I will be transitioned to BiPap. My data card came back setting my machine to 20 due to the data my doctor was seeing. My AHI started climbing in January prompting the increased pressure, my wife said there are times while I'm on therapy that I am still snoring so apparently this is the next step. My son is on BiPap and he has had great success with it, so I am hoping for the same. I have been scheduled for a titration study next week for the new therapy.
04-23-2015 05:46 AM
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Machine: Phillips-Respironics DS560TS REMstar Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Phillips-Respironics DS6T Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-13 A-Flex 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: SYSTEM ONE resistance set to X1 for P10

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RE: BiPap it is I guess
If you're moving to bi-level therapy, here's something to consider.
04-23-2015 06:04 AM
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Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Lake View, NY

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RE: BiPap it is I guess
Best of luck with your continued therapy.
04-23-2015 07:34 AM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #4
RE: BiPap it is I guess
Although your IPAP pressure will be set to 20, your post does not say what pressure support or EPAP pressure you will use. There are bilevel machines in fixed and auto models, just like CPAP. Both will offer separate inhalation and expiration pressure channels, but the auto will self-adjust to match your need at any time. If you can persuade the provider to provide auto bilevel that would be better (BiPAP PRS1 760, or Resmed S9 VPAP auto or Aircurve 10 Auto).

Welcome to the club. I think you'll find bilevel more comfortable, but it takes some time to get used to it.

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04-23-2015 08:33 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: BiPap it is I guess
Hi brianwood619,
I hope your titration goes well.

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04-23-2015 08:41 AM
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brianwood619 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Peaceful Acres

Post: #6
RE: BiPap it is I guess
Yeah I have no idea what I'll find out on the study, maybe I do need more than 20, we'll see
04-23-2015 09:11 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #7
RE: BiPap it is I guess
Even if you only need 20, the conventional wisdom is that, at that pressure, you need a bilevel machine.
04-23-2015 12:11 PM
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brianwood619 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 16-22cm/h2o
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Peaceful Acres

Post: #8
RE: BiPap it is I guess
Yeah but I'm not looking forward to having to conch my mask down tighter because of the higher pressures
04-23-2015 12:12 PM
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