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poppajohn1 Offline

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Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: ResMed EscapeAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatto FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 13
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
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Hi Wish to thank everyone for all this information that you make available. I have found a lot of answers and more questions to ask my equipment provider and my doctor. have had my ResMed Escape only about 3 weeks .I was ready to give it back but decided to try and make some changes on my own which helped a lot. I turned down the temp to 68 and humidity to 4. Pressure is set to 13 Thanks Made a big difference. My AHI reading for that time is only .8 Do I really need this? Though I feel much better. Also have pulmonary fibrosis.
11-30-2014 04:01 PM
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Bompa Offline

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Posts: 854
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: DreamStation Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance Pro
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 12.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Falkenburg,

Post: #2
RE: THANKS
Hi poppaj:

Glad to see that the cpap is making an improvement for you.

Keep up the good work . Any questions.....just ask.

Sleep-well Coffee
11-30-2014 04:23 PM
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Doc J Offline

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Posts: 199
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: resMed H5i Dumped and dry daily
CPAP Pressure: 10-15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Knowledge is King and this is the place to find it! Thanks everyone.

Sex: Male
Location: Central Nebraska

Post: #3
RE: THANKS
Welcome poppaj, looks like you are on the right track. Not sure I understand "do I really need this" that question has nothing to do with your (very good) working treatment numbers. What was it like without pap? If it was like the rest of us it was a train wreck waiting to happen. My AHI is below one all the time but without treatment I know it can near 120 OA's per hour which would have eventually did me in. So keep up the good work and enjoy life if you can.

Good Luck!

Doc J (despite my nickname I am not a doctor)

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11-30-2014 04:52 PM
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Peter_C Offline

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Posts: 1,308
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

Sex: Male
Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #4
RE: THANKS
Same as above. Hoping that was a joke? We are here anytime you want help. Welcome.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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11-30-2014 05:10 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,449
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: THANKS
Hi poppajohn1,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Yes there sure is lots of great and helpful information to read here on the board.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
11-30-2014 07:39 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Posts: 8,067
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #6
RE: THANKS
How long have you had this machine? If you have not had it for long, seriously consider taking it back and demanding an Autoset. The EscapeAuto is going to be useless in terms of data tracking pretty soon. And with your lung disorder, you are going to want to keep up with the data to make sure you are getting the best treatment possible.

And yes, you do need it. CPAP is a treatment, just like insulin and hypertension medication are treatments. You take insulin, you blood sugar is regulated. Just because your blood sugar is regulated does not mean you need to stop taking insulin. Same with the other medication.

Your AHI of .8 is freakin' fantastic! Congratulations.

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12-01-2014 12:53 AM
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Evpraxia Offline

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Posts: 313
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift LT for Her - Nasal Pillows System
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Cat Staff, bibliophile, love Classical & Byzantine music

Sex: Female
Location: Pacific Northwest USA

Post: #7
RE: THANKS
Greetings poppajohn1;

You are doing fantastically well and your troubleshooting is great!

Your question of "Do I still need this?" I HOPE this is simply being rhetorical. YES, you still need a CPAP/APAP. As PaulaO2 commented - using a CPAP/APAP is a daily treatment, not an instantaneous cure as in the "numbers are good and now I can stop using it". We wish it were that way!

I assume that you take daily meds for the pulmonary fibrosis even though there is no cure for that, except maybe a lung transplant - CPAP/APAP use is the same as a daily med. It needs to be used daily as there is no magic cure for sleep apnea.

As you have probably read, sleep apnea is extremely dangerous - without treatment it can damage the heart, brain and other parts of ones body. PLEASE do not stop using the CPAP/APAP.

Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
12-01-2014 02:36 PM
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