(02-28-2016, 09:16 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I use the same machine, but I think the nature of your problems, and reaction to therapy changes are beyond my experience. You seem to be on the right track with the changes, and working with your doctor. Your therapy settings can be accessed by pressing the home button and control knob at the same time. Then click the control knob on my options and you will see all the mode, pressure, timing, and other options. It might be useful to document them as a baseline. You can also check if Essentials or Plus is highlighted. This only affects the therapy results display you can see on the machine. You want that set to Plus.
I understand, there does not seem to be much about BiPap and Tachycardia on the web either. I just tried using bipap for 2 hrs without oxygen. All other settings being the same, and I had about 2 dozen Tachycardia events during that time frame. The oxygen does minimize them. Why with so much being exited from the masks, I do not understand. Just know what my results are.
If I raise Ipap, I know it brings on more Centrals. So cannot raise my Ipap any farther. Tachycardia does not follow oxygen levels at all, with some of the tachycardia occurring with oxiometer readings of 98% and most with levels above 95%. I have found that getting off of Bipap and onto on of my Oxygen concentrator will bring my heart rate down, like it did when I went to the Hospital. Just wish someone could give me a hint on why I am having these heart rate problems with this type of machine, and figure out how I should treat it. For some reason the oxygen is helping keep the tachycardia down. Like I said, I almost feel like I should use a canulla as well as the full mask. That way, I believe more of the oxygen would make it into my body.