I'm really sorry.. I'm having a very difficult time trying to wrap my head around all of this.. perhaps you can help me formulate a better picture.
(08-17-2016, 09:11 PM)MeghanRx Wrote: I have searched the site but can't seem to find anything related to my problem.
Um.. not to be thick. but what exactly are you saying is your problem?
(08-17-2016, 09:11 PM)MeghanRx Wrote: I have been using a Respironics BiPap autoSV advanced machine for the last 5 years. I have had no problems with it.
Your statement is in and of itself goodness. The question is, if no one is following your sleep progress, how do you know your not having any problems?
(08-17-2016, 09:11 PM)MeghanRx Wrote: I was recently at my regular Dr. and asked if I need to be titrated every so often as I have never been.
Ok... I'll be thick again... so you initiated the titration request?
Is your Physican a GP, Internist, Cardiologist, ??? and do you know EXACTLY what he ordered?
Did he order a split study or just a straight up titration PRESUMING
a problem existed?
If you've never been titratd in the past, where did the prescription for your existing ?PAP machine come from? How was it determined you should be treated using an ?PAP and exactly for what?
(08-17-2016, 09:11 PM)MeghanRx Wrote: So I just had another sleep study done and they are recommended I be changed to a CPAP.
I don't know what happened in your case, but when I went to the sleep study my Dr and I both received written reports on the results. After the titration I also received a technical recommendation about using ?PAP and if I didn't / couldn't tolerate one device to move me to another and if that didn't work move me to yet another.
Apparently during my titration, they tried me on several different types of therapies at various pressure settings. Of course, they didn't try setting the timed events and the like, just the basics to see if they couldn't grapple with which machines i might get the best therapy.
(08-17-2016, 09:11 PM)MeghanRx Wrote: My current settings are 25/15cmH2O. The only thing that I see in the paper work that they are suggestion is that I be changed to 8cm water.
You didn't make mention of it but did you happen to loose a significant amount weight?
(08-17-2016, 09:11 PM)MeghanRx Wrote: I am so confused. Why do I need an entirely different machine and why can't they just make the adjustments on my current machine. If anyone has an suggestions please advise as I would appreciate it immensely!!!
Oh and it says that my ahi at the 8cm water was 4.7.
Do you or can you get the plots from your machine? It almost sounds like there are multiple things going on all at the same time...
Honestly, I'm not trying to be critical, just trying to get enough information to try and put the puzzle together.