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CPAP Malfunction?
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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #11
RE: CPAP Malfunction?
(08-02-2016 05:56 PM)trevo745 Wrote:  I actually haven't. My pulmonologist looked at my data and said it looks fine. I'm just having a hard time of understanding why I feel this way and everything looks normal according to my cpap. My primary is getting an oximeter test done for me this week. Yet again I don't understand how I could have low oxygen and low ahi.... that doesn't seem to make since. I assume that high ahi=low oxygen.

I have low oxygen and low AHI because I have a slow heartbeat (bradycardia). There are two things you can do. Contact your DME and ask them to test the pressures using a manometer. Once verified that it has correct pressures, then see your primary to rule out other causes of tiredness. For instance, high blood sugar or anemia can cause similar tiredness as can malfunctioning thyroid.
08-03-2016 09:17 PM
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trevo745 Offline

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Machine: Phiilips resporonics System One
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: resmed quattro
Humidifier: Phillips
CPAP Pressure: 13.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: panama city

Post: #12
RE: CPAP Malfunction?
I am doing g my oxymitry tonight. Wish me luck. Using sleepy head I have found some leak issues I think. Over the last several months that my leak medians have been between 8 & 12, which don't seem high, but when compared to the first 2 years of therapy when I was averaging 0-5. I think it's enough of a change to c a difference in my cognitive abilities. I have had my machine for 2.5 years and haven't replaced any parts except for 2 hoses. So I went and bought a new hose, mask cushion, strap, air filter & also cut my beard off to eliminate any unnecessary leaks. Thanx for the help
08-03-2016 10:13 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #13
RE: CPAP Malfunction?
(08-03-2016 10:13 PM)trevo745 Wrote:  Over the last several months that my leak medians have been between 8 & 12, which don't seem high, but when compared to the first 2 years of therapy when I was averaging 0-5. I think it's enough of a change to c a difference in my cognitive abilities.

I agree with your conclusion, but I'm not sure that leak statistics can be used to draw that conclusion. You have to look at the leak graph to see if the leak rate is elevated for significant periods of time.

Quote:I have had my machine for 2.5 years and haven't replaced any parts except for 2 hoses. So I went and bought a new hose, mask cushion, strap, air filter & also cut my beard off to eliminate any unnecessary leaks. Thanx for the help

Hopefully the new mask cushion, along with the shave, will fix the problem. Best of luck to you. I hope you start feeling better soon.

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08-04-2016 02:20 PM
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Machine: Resmed A10 Autoset For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed A10
Humidifier: Resmed A10 Autosset
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: It's a... mad world...

Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #14
RE: CPAP Malfunction?
It's good you are taking care of the obvious stuff.

I also wonder why only 6.5 hrs per night. I need between 8-12.
08-05-2016 11:43 PM
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