Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

GF has sleep apnea - new user needing help
#21
RE: GF has sleep apnea - new user needing help
You need to let the doctor know that with auto CPAP, all of her events are flagged as central and the pressure stays low. This means there is no obstructive signal that raises pressure, but she stops breathing (no spontaneous effort). So learn as much as you can about "idiopathic central apnea". We have a wiki which is far from complete http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...pnea_(CSA) and there are many articles on the subject on the internet.
Sleeprider
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

____________________________________________
Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#22
RE: GF has sleep apnea - new user needing help
Thank you. I will endeavor to educate myself before we visit for our next appointment.
Post Reply Post Reply
#23
RE: GF has sleep apnea - new user needing help
Derek just another thing that springs to mind is your GF on any medication I am thinking Opioid based pain relief or another type of drug that is acting as a respiratory suppressant or other medical conditions that could be contributing to the disturbed breathing/central apnoea ?
Post Reply Post Reply
#24
RE: GF has sleep apnea - new user needing help
She was born with cerebal palsy, and takes a few meds. No opiods, but she does take muscle relaxers/anti spasm medicine daily, and has an implanted device that delivers baclofen to her spine.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#25
RE: GF has sleep apnea - new user needing help
Copy this article and provide it to her doctor to support Baclofen as a co-morbidity to central apnea https://academic.oup.com/sleep/article/4...34/3781997 This should clinch the use of ASV.

Jaswilliams, well done!
Sleeprider
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

____________________________________________
Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#26
RE: GF has sleep apnea - new user needing help
So her pump is a Medtronic intrathecal version of baclofen at microdoses. But! She also takes tizanidine on the regular, and has occasional anyxiety meds, buspirone.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Idea [Treatment] ASV settings for treatment of complex sleep apnea JoeyWallaby 223 9,543 5 hours ago
Last Post: Geer1
  Maybe I have apnea, maybe not, are all sleep doc jerks? cathyf 50 1,588 04-15-2021, 10:55 AM
Last Post: cathyf
  New User joej85 5 163 04-06-2021, 01:28 PM
Last Post: joej85
  Is the brain damage produced by Sleep Apnea over the years permanent? planetf1 11 761 04-01-2021, 07:51 PM
Last Post: RayBee
  Is there a link between sleep apnea treatment and incontinence? DaveL 13 729 03-24-2021, 08:31 PM
Last Post: DaveL
  Hello Everyone New guy to sleep apnea. Booger68 20 582 03-22-2021, 12:25 PM
Last Post: Booger68
  Central Sleep Apnea and Home Sleep Test Jojoap 3 524 03-15-2021, 06:20 AM
Last Post: chrisj


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.