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[CPAP] New to treatment: AHI Worsening
#31
RE: New to treatment: AHI Worsening
This doctor seems far better than my previous. He recommended some CBT approaches for my insomnia and reducing my max pressure to 5 or so on APAP for a week, and if no benefit titrate ASV
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#32
RE: New to treatment: AHI Worsening
I used the APAP at a pressure setting of 4-5 last night rather than 4-14. I've attached a screenshot from OSCAR. The numbers look MUCH better. Can someone tell me what they think about this? Thank you very much.


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#33
RE: New to treatment: AHI Worsening
That's pretty good by the numbers for what you're working on. How did you feel?
Dave

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#34
RE: New to treatment: AHI Worsening
I generally feel immensely agitated and I feel quite peaceful today. However I do not feel exasperational. I'm fairly tired and my cognition isn't as I'd like it to be...attention issues, a little slow, etc.
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#35
RE: New to treatment: AHI Worsening
OK I copy. Unfortunate but we don't just snap back to an all's well status even when we get data from a night like you posted there. See how things go another session. I'm not seeing any area to edit if you didn't notice anything unusual with the settings beside the obvious chronic tiredness.
Dave

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Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#36
RE: New to treatment: AHI Worsening
Understandable--thanks Dave. I'll post again in most likely a week or two
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#37
RE: New to treatment: AHI Worsening
You can check in whenever you want, waiting for a week is not required. After a few days of usage, there should be a trend that can be spotted indicating how things are going. Obvious, you stating how you're doing will be helpful as well. Best wishes on success arriving ASAP.
Dave

OSCAR
Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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#38
RE: New to treatment: AHI Worsening
From reducing the pressure, my AHI has gone down to 2-10. However I feel no different and still quite miserable. My doctor recommended to me another in-lab sleep test in which I may be tested on ASV. He also wants to test for other things such as hypersomnia. Any thoughts?

Keep in mind my APAP does not register as being on more than 4 hours each night. I usually get 2. I'm going to put a chin-strap on to see if that makes a difference.
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