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Can you folks help me untangle this?
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Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #11
RE: Can you folks help me untangle this?
nila Wrote:Thank you, Paula Smile.

I didn't know there was a general test for EDS -- I knew they were working on tests for the subtypes, but I (and my doc) thought there was nothing right now. So that is very useful info!

I didn't realise that raising the bed so little would help. I might be able to try that.
02-27-2012 08:33 AM
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Posts: 9,967
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #12
RE: Can you folks help me untangle this?
archangle Wrote:
nila,(time=1319566654) Wrote:'I know many people believe a pressure of 4 is too low for inspiration to feel comfortable, but it might be enough for you.'

Hmm... I experiemented with settings until I found one that I could feel kept my airway open. That was around 10, I think (Iwill check). But might a very low setting help and I don't realise it?
If you put the CPAP on and use a setting of 4, you'll be no worse off than not using a CPAP. See if you can wear it, even during the day when reading or watching TV and build up to a level where your apnea goes away.
02-27-2012 08:34 AM
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Posts: 9,967
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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #13
RE: Can you folks help me untangle this?
nila Wrote:Sorry folks -- I've been too sick to post the past few days, but I am pondering your suggestions and how I might be able to implement them Smile.
02-27-2012 08:35 AM
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