I am a new member here, and I have a problem with my new ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto..
History: After a lot of grief (years and numerous attempts to get CPAP to work), It was decided that standard CPAP therapy would not work for me (fighting the machine to exhale), so we began the battle to get a BiLevel machine.. This finally happened a week ago.
The machine that I have been provided with is a ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto. The machine was setup according to the sleep apnea doctor's settings (10 IPAP and 6 EPAP- subject to change, and it looks like 10 is not sufficient). Every night, I have filled the humidifier, and put the machine on, only to wake up fighting the machine's pressure.
Last night when this happened, I started investigating.... Upon reflection, I realized that had never seen the machine drop down the the epap level.
Today I had my 1 week "check-up" with the sleep apnea people, and I expressed my concern to the "tech". The tech finally printed out the various ResMed print outs, and you could clearly see that the only pressures being recorded are for the IPAP. So, my Automatic "BiLevel" (BIPAP) machine is only functioning as a Automatic CPAP (Which is what we fought to replace). During all of this, the tech looked at me like a deer in my headlights, he obviously has no idea what I am talking about, and could not be bothered to find someone with more expertise to help sort this..
I just went into the "clinical settings" on the machine, and just looked around, and there are pressure settings in there for the IPAP and for the EPAP, and the machine is set to "Auto", but the machine is clearly not using the EPAP setting at all, only auto-regulating the IPAP pressures.
Anyone have any idea what is wrong with this machine? Is there a setting that is being missed somehow???
Frustrated in Washington State.