Because of you..
I was knowledgable enough to ask for the machine & mask I researched and wanted.
Was lucky enough to get an auto machine even though I am currently fixed pressure.
Was wise enough to ask for EPR to be turned on, the RT looked surprised said they don't normally turn that on and it wasn't on my script, but she would have to take machine in back and "make that change", and would make an exception, just for me, since I asked. Lol.
I had the guts to argue for and get a copy of my prescription when the DME lady at the doctors office said we don't normally give them to patients. I mumbled about it being a patient right and Hippa laws and got it right away.
My question is this...
Can someone explain the EPR levels on the Resmed S10 auto?
Currently set at level 2, is level 1 higher pressure or lower?
Are the EPR levels fixed or calculated pressures?
I am a week in, and I am having terrible sealing problems on my mask, and 99.9% sure I am doing everything right. I think my pressure is just too high (12). Have watched almost every video there is on youtube about the mirage quattro twice. My mask feels like it's trying to blow off my face. I have EPR set on full time, During ramp up no problems, but after an hour and a half in, my mask wakes me with so much pressure and farting noises, it's like I can't keep up. Tonight I'm going to move it to auto and set the min/max to 8/12.
They told me at the sleep center they start you at 5 and just increase the pressure until all your apneas go away. Which is how they got to 12.
My events per hour AHI have gone from 37 to 3, but only logging 4-5 hrs a night, so I figure I can give up a point or two of pressure in exchange for a good nights sleep right? Currently restarting machine to restart ramp in order to go back to sleep.
Thanks in advance,