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Sandra_ON Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 with 5i humidifier
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CPAP Pressure: 5/11
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada

Post: #11
RE: Couldn't take a deep breath
Thanks everyone. I have reflux disease and have had problems like this before. If i'm not better in a couple of days, I'll seek medical attention. Today was a holiday here in Ontario and I'm away the next two days so hopefully it will resolve itself.
02-17-2014 08:47 PM
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Sandra_ON Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 with 5i humidifier
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Pressure: 5/11
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada

Post: #12
RE: Couldn't take a deep breath
Just a quick update to this problem. I had all kinds of tests done and the doctor could not find a reason for my inability to take a deep breath. This week I had my respiration therapist's appointment and I mentioned it to him. On my second visit he had changed my pressure from 9 to 10 which appeared to be causing a heaviness in my upper chest and he thought maybe that might also be the cause of my breathing problem. He switched me back to 9 and I'm doing much better. So if anyone else experiences this, you might need a pressure change.
03-12-2014 08:48 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #13
RE: Couldn't take a deep breath
Hi Sandra_ON,
It's great to hear that your tests came back normal and I'm glad to hear that lowering your pressure resolved your problems with taking deep breaths.

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03-12-2014 09:01 PM
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Sandra_ON Offline

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Joined: Feb 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 with 5i humidifier
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed 5i
CPAP Pressure: 5/11
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada

Post: #14
RE: Couldn't take a deep breath
Update on my breathing problem....

Saw the RT this week. When I first went my pressure was 9, after 3 wks he raised it to 10 (the sleep study had indicated 9), then I started having the breathing problem but I didn't equate it to the rise in pressure. So this time when I told him about the breathing problems and heaviness in chest which had also developed, he said it might be because of the change in pressure so he reduced to 9 again. My breathing isn't back but seems to be much better and the chest heaviness is mostly gone. (Sigh of relief) I had gone to the doctor and had heart tests and lung tests and showed nothing.
03-14-2014 03:52 PM
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