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[Equipment] Intro! + Rant! + Rage-quit my DME, what should I buy?
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RE: Intro! + Rant! + Rage-quit my DME, what should I buy?
(09-06-2019, 09:01 PM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: What size and color of the DME UnMerry Go Round T-shirt would you like?

Too-funny 

Seriously, I felt like I was in the movie "Brazil".

(09-06-2019, 08:14 PM)bonjour Wrote: Welcome to the Apnea Board forums.  we can and will help you.

If you have SleepyHead charts from your first machine we could look at that and better tell you what we think.

If you have a lot of Flow Limitations on your sleepyhead charts that MAY imply that the greater PS capability of the VAuto may be better for you.  If not then the Autoset would be fine.  But here we like to work from data much more than guesses.

Awesome, thanks!  Will post later today.
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RE: Intro! + Rant! + Rage-quit my DME, what should I buy?
(09-06-2019, 08:41 PM)sheepless Wrote: jittery awakenings: I've experienced this in two paradoxical situations.  note that my thinking is just speculation. in one case I believe I had those odd feelings when I experimented with very high pressure.  maybe over ventilation?  the other situation I believe was a case of too much co2.  there was much talk here about the resmed airfit p10 diffuser clogging over time, preventing proper flushing of exhaled co2.  although I washed it fairly regularly, I had not replaced my mask and frame in a couple years at that point.  the shakiness stopped after using a water jet flosser on the mask diffuser.  fwiw, the shakiness felt internal, not visible.

Same "internal" feel, but I'm pretty sure that this wasn't related to the pressure.  As I posted in another reply, I get this jittery feeling fairly often, either just out of the blue, or more commonly like my body's fight-or-flight is overreacting to something trivial.  I think the CPAP was just acting like yet another trigger.

My wife is on meds for anxiety, and her symptoms seem to be closer to what doctors expect... generalized worry and preoccupation with low-probability risks.  Whereas I don't have any anxious thoughts at all about the situation, but my body acts like I do.
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RE: Intro! + Rant! + Rage-quit my DME, what should I buy?
Ok, dug up the software, and found a chart from a night where I felt lousy in the morning...

Here's a zoomed version of part of it...


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RE: Intro! + Rant! + Rage-quit my DME, what should I buy?
Got a solution to try. Your pressures stay low and there is not a lot of obstruction. I’d like to suggest changing minimum pressure to 6.0 and going into comfort settings to add EPR full time at setting 2. This will take you from a pressure that is the same on inhale and exhale, to one that varies by 2-cm. So you will start at 6.0 inhale, 4.0 exhale. Not a huge difference but it should make you a lot more comfortable.

Normally I’d leave it at that, but you have a periodic oscillation of respiratory flow that may be central. Using EPR is going to show us either way.
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