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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
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CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
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Post: #11
RE: Eustachian tube problems with balance
(07-21-2012 07:22 AM)neil-v1 Wrote:  
(07-17-2012 04:43 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(07-17-2012 03:05 PM)neil-v1 Wrote:  No, I had no problems with being dizzy before they put my machine to 20.
According to AASM titration protocol if pressure threshold of 15 cm H2O is reached - switch to Bi-level

How do I switch to Bi-Level???

I believe Zonk was talking about a Bo-Level machine, a BiPAP. WE have CPAP, APAP (Auto), BiPAP (Bi-Level), VPAP (Variable), and it seems I am missing one, but I just woke up! If your sleep study shows a pressure threshold of 15 they should prescribe a bi-pap according to standard protocol.

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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07-21-2012 09:08 AM
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Post: #12
RE: Eustachian tube problems with balance
(07-21-2012 07:22 AM)neil-v1 Wrote:  How do I switch to Bi-Level???

You would need to switch machines! Bilevel (BiPAP) machines are more expensive.

If you have pain and your doctor says all is normal, you need a new doctor.

Do you have insurance? If so, you can go to their website and find a list of doctors, ENT doctors, and sleep doctors who are in their network.

Do yourself a favor and find a new doctor!

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07-21-2012 03:51 PM
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