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Follow up after two months
Hello all,

I initially posted questions regarding my high AHI numbers back in early April of this year. I experimented with settings on the CPAP machine but nothing has seemed to improve my AHI numbers. when I have the pressure setting above 9.0 I get very gassy and bloated. 

the gaps in the dates were when I was not at home and using a travel machine without a data card.

I'm not sure what to try now. My AHI numbers are still bouncing around. 

Are the Clear Aways, Obstructive, and Hypopnea numbers good or bad? What am I looking for here? Is the machine doing it's job?

Some mornings I feel fine despite a higher AHI, but often times I still feel pretty tired. 

I appreciate any advice you can give me.


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I just want to note that previously you had tried higher pressures, but experienced an increase in central apnea. Some other members in your previous thread had mentioned a different mode of therapy (S/T or ASV). You ended on the last thread with a fixed pressure of 9.
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I must have everyone stumped
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Your CA's seem to be settled down. I'd increase the minimum to 10cm and give it a week to see how that looks.
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thank you for the reply. 

any pressure over 9.0 i get really gassy and bloated. i also wake up with an extremely dry mouth quite often. does this have anything to do with the mask or leak rate?

i use the humidifier at a setting of 2, higher than that and i get rainout.

i appreciate your advice.
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