-After 2 months (AHI around 5), my Dr. changed my machine settings. I got before: 4-15 cms. of water and was using the ramp to reach that pressure. The ramp was way too long (about 20 minutes). She changed the setting and now I don't have ramp and the pressure is 12 cms. of water fixed. This change down almost 1 unit AHI. I was around 4.
I enable the humidifier, enable the EPR to 3 cms. of water, enable the hose temperature to 64.4 ºF changed the minimum pressure to 7 cms. of water and now I am around 1 something in AHI. That's a very good improvement!. I could do this changes because I have learned a lot in this forum and I have asked for advises.
Now I need your help once more:
I am thinking in:
1-Rise up the minimum pressure to 8 cms. Of water.
2-Rise up the maximum pressure to 16 cms. Of water.
3-Enable the ramp with 5 minutes.
What do you think about this new settings?
Machine Settings ( AS of today).
ModeCPAP Mode CPAP
PressureTherapy Pressure 12.00 cmH2O
Antibacterial FilterAntibacterial Filter No
Climate ControlClimate Contro lAuto
EPRResMed Exhale Pressure Relief Full TimeEPR
LevelExhale Pressure Relief Level 3cmH2O
Humidifier StatusHumidifier Enabled Status On
Humidity LevelHumidity Leve l6
MaskResMed Mask Setting Full Face
Patient AccessPatient Access Yes
Ramp Ramp Enable Off
Smart StartMachine auto starts by breathing Off
TemperatureClimateLine Temperature 18 ºC (64.4 ºF)
Temperature EnableClimateLine Temperature Enable