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Can't leave things alone.. Just had to change something.
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(07-27-2014, 08:50 PM)Buckeyedog Wrote: I may have a chat about the flow limitation with her. I'm still trying to get my head around what exactly that means.

As your airway begins to collapse it first limits the flow of air, but not enough to be called a hypopnea. If it continues to collapse it could become a hypopnea or even an apnea.

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...56#pid5556

Auto CPAP machines respond to flow limitation by increasing the pressure in an attempt to prevent the airway from further collapse.
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Did you check EPR fast mode, that something to change. The down side to you is that you have to set it in cpap mode.
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Thanks for the help guys. And sorry retired guy for horning in on your thread! You mentioned the flow limit and I just kind of jumped in. So it appears that even though I've never really logged an OSA in my data, my airway still gets constricted which limits the flow and is indicated in my data (sleepyhead).
My numbers are:
Min EPAP - 4
Min PS - 3
Max IPAP - 15
Max PS - 7

I will have to confirm those after work today. Pretty sure they are correct. I will likely call my doc and see what she has to say about it.
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Also be aware that changing to EPR fast mode will make the flow limit graph less reliable.
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(07-28-2014, 06:49 AM)Buckeyedog Wrote: Thanks for the help guys. And sorry retired guy for horning in on your thread! You mentioned the flow limit and I just kind of jumped in. So it appears that even though I've never really logged an OSA in my data, my airway still gets constricted which limits the flow and is indicated in my data (sleepyhead).
My numbers are:
Min EPAP - 4
Min PS - 3
Max IPAP - 15
Max PS - 7

I will have to confirm those after work today. Pretty sure they are correct. I will likely call my doc and see what she has to say about it.

(07-28-2014, 10:06 AM)name Wrote: Also be aware that changing to EPR fast mode will make the flow limit graph less reliable.

That's ok Buckie. I don't mind being horned in on. Let us know what our doc says..

EPR fast mode? Don't figure I'll be finding out what that means anytime soon. I'm doing fine in apap mode. Plenty of stuff to futz with.
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(07-27-2014, 06:24 PM)justMongo Wrote: Remember, with "with emphysema and a "normal" lung fev1 of 23% of normal" you are not normal.

We did not need any data to know that retired_guy is not normal. He's the same. Or maybe that was abnormal.

Best Regards,

A retired_guy fan
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