(04-05-2017, 07:59 AM)xxyzx Wrote:
(04-04-2017, 02:34 AM)Ockrocket Wrote: At the risk of sounding sarcastic, but this is a genuine thought (because I did it the first night I used my Dreamstation rental machine when I was first trialed with one).
You did actually turn the machine on?
Not just push the button that shows the menu options and most recent data?
(not personally familiar with your type of machine, but am assuming it has a similar operating method to my Dreamstation as far as multiple buttons are concerned)
However, on the plus side of things, you will get used to it once everything is fine tuned to your personal treatment needs.
It took me several weeks before I was settled in with mine- part of it is getting your mind and body to accept it, the other part is the little adjustments to the machine and mask to get it all right for you.
the machine was on
with short ramp i could not breathe
with long ramp i fell asleep but the machine kept jolting me awake as if i hit a brick wall and the air was sucked out of the mask
i slept and breathed better without the machine
how do you get used to being slammed into a brick wall every time you fall asleep
you sound like the DME seller and their advice
they keep blaming me
i say this machine is set wrong or more likely i need an ASV not a bipap set to fixed standard mode
I'm not blaming you... I mentioned a possibility because I tried to start my loan machine with the wrong button the first night I used it at home, it is an easy thing to do when not familiar with a CPAP machine.
The machine doesn't suck air out of the mask, it only blows air in.
It will blow air either at a constant pressure, or a variable pressure, depending on the machine and how it is set to operate.
From what you are describing, it sounds as if the machine is set wrong, is faulty, or is not the right type of machine for your condition (or the mask you have is not a CPAP mask).
You will get a lot of valuable advice and information from the members here, provide concise and specific information regarding your machine- mask- settings- and relate what effects using the machine has on you in "unemotional" terminology so people can get a clearer picture of what is actually happening.
Hang in there, you will manage to get it sorted out.. either with settings, or a new or "correct" machine for your needs.