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Elevated Hypopnea But Everything Else is Good. But AHI is High as a Result
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RE: Elevated Hypopnea But Everything Else is Good. But AHI is High as a Result
Aha - I put the machine on 'C' - Flex at 2 setting and will see how having just the exhalation relief does for me tonight.

Then I will try it with C-Flex at 1 - and then with Flex Off totally.

I have a nose pillow mask now (Respironics DreamWear Gel Pillow) which splits and runs the air down either side of my face - should I reduce the hose diameter from 15 to 12 cm???  These two air passages which are part of the structure of the mask, do not seem to have the cross section which the feed hose has (15 cm)

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RE: Elevated Hypopnea But Everything Else is Good. But AHI is High as a Result
(07-01-2018, 09:06 PM)ShaunBlake Wrote:
(06-30-2018, 05:08 PM)Akhenaten33 Wrote: <snip>
Is this common to start the first 15 minutes of the night with a low breathing rate and then step into a normal one as soon as one is fully asleep?

Yep, sadly, yer jus' like the rest of us!  (Well, there are exceptions but yes, that's typical.  Makes sense, right?)

Oh!  And I din' mean yer exactly the same – unlike me, for you, there's hope.   Dielaughing

This is good to know.  Err.... maybe not 'good'.  Errrr uhhhhhh......
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RE: Elevated Hypopnea But Everything Else is Good. But AHI is High as a Result
(06-29-2018, 06:12 PM)Akhenaten33 Wrote: Thanks

OK, I bumped up the min pressure to 8.0 and had my AHI drop to about 7 or 8, then to 8.5 and had it drop to 3 or 5 pretty consistently.  Then finally bumped it up to 9.0 over the last week. My AHI has been anywhere from 1.2 - 3.99 since.  Based on the graph, I am reluctant to go any higher on min pressure

No discomfort, and I really cannot tell any difference between 8 and 9 physically - but it did take my AHI down even further.

Here is last night's where I got an AHI of 4.0

It just looks like the machine's response does not exactly match the events...

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Why not try 10?  That is the only way to know if you have optimized your treatment.  Then you can decide if you like it.  
Zoom in on the events and examine before hand to see if you see significant signs of obstruction or if they are just due to breathing irregularities.  A friend on mine always has some hypops due to irregular breathing that he can't eliminate.
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(07-02-2018, 07:49 PM)tedvpap Wrote: Why not try 10?  That is the only way to know if you have optimized your treatment.  Then you can decide if you like it.  
Zoom in on the events and examine before hand to see if you see significant signs of obstruction or if they are just due to breathing irregularities.  A friend on mine always has some hypops due to irregular breathing that he can't eliminate.

I will work up to it yes. I think that Flex-C is what I want, and now I just have to select between Flex1 Flex2 and OFF. Definitely do not want a 12 mm hose size. Tried it last night and that was a disaster. Darth Vader time. Annoyed-and-disappointed

I wanted to make the titration the last step of my actions, so that no other factor (Flex, hose size, mask fit, Flextype, etc) impacted the titration suitability. So I am close and will try 10 maybe tomorrow night. Smile
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I went ahead and assumed a setting of C-Flex-1 and then upped my min to 10.0 and got my first sub-1.0 AHI ever! Yeah man! AHI = 0.8

very sweet...
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RE: Elevated Hypopnea But Everything Else is Good. But AHI is High as a Result
(07-04-2018, 12:16 PM)Akhenaten33 Wrote: ted

I went ahead and assumed a setting of C-Flex-1 and then upped my min to 10.0 and got my first sub-1.0 AHI ever!  Yeah man!  AHI = 0.8

very sweet...
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