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CPAP & chest pain
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DocWils Offline

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Machine: Philips Remstar series 60
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10
Humidifier: same as machine
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Switzerland

Post: #11
RE: CPAP & chest pain
Well, if you have an AHI of 17 with the machine, then your problem is the machine is not doing the job, which could well explain the chest pain. Resmed users may and should correct me, since I do not know the Resmed display, but you should be looking for an AHI of 5 or less if your therapy is to be effective, and the chest pain may well be your chest muscles struggling to compensate for your events. In which case, you don't need a pulmonologist, you need to bring your results in to your sleep doc and get the machine adjusted.
11-27-2013 08:07 AM
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me50 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA

Post: #12
RE: CPAP & chest pain
What type exactly is your S9? Is it an elite, auto set, etc.? Are you using the ramp feature so your pressure increases gradually depending on how it is set up?

Just a few things that would be helpful to know. I am sure others will have some more thoughts on this.
11-27-2013 08:14 AM
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John108 Offline

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Joined: Nov 2013

Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Pakel nasal
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 9 to 20
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #13
RE: CPAP & chest pain
"My unit is the ResMed S9 Auto-Set. The EPR setting is at "full time" and the EPR level is set to "2.""

Also, I have the H5i humidifier and it is set to 2.

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11-27-2013 09:07 AM
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me50 Offline

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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: USA

Post: #14
RE: CPAP & chest pain
what pressure setting did they have it set after your sleep study before changing it to 15?

Can you ramp it for more than 20 minutes and see if that helps you and maybe start your minimum pressure a little higher than 5?

just a few thoughts
11-27-2013 09:42 AM
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bwexler Offline

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Machine: PRS 1 BiPAP autoSV Advanced, with Heated Tube humidifier
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Sleepweaver √Član
Humidifier: Resperonics Heated Tube humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Max pressure 25.0 cm H20, Max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: CMS 50i with Software for SpO2

Sex: Male
Location: San Marcos, CA, USA

Post: #15
RE: CPAP & chest pain
It would help you to download the Sleepyhead software. To analyze your data. It will tell you what is going on and when. Any adjustments you make without looking at the data first is like a turkey shoot with a blindfold.
There are lots of educational items in the wiki on this site.
If you are not a computer nerd your grand kids would probably enjoy helping you. I know my oldest grandson, now 25, was offering to teach anyone with a computer when he was 4.
11-27-2013 11:57 AM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #16
RE: CPAP & chest pain
(11-27-2013 12:56 AM)John108 Wrote:  My AHI level the other night when I used the machine showed 17.
What shown for Total AI, Central AI, Pressure and Leak
11-27-2013 04:48 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Posts: 8,065
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

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #17
RE: CPAP & chest pain
If you do not want to use the software, you can press and hold the two silver buttons (one has what looks like two check marks, the other has an "i").

On that screen the first tab is the "Sleep Quality".
Turn the knob to the second tab to the "Sleep Report".
Tap the button on the knob. This switches the focus from the tabs to the menu inside the tab. As long as the top line says "1 day", this will work for you.
Turn the knob to scroll down the menu.
Below "leak" will be the information for the breakdown of the AHI. That will be the numbers you need to know.

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11-27-2013 05:00 PM
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