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harmon k Offline

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Posts: 56
Joined: Oct 2016

Machine: resmed airsense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: respironics amara view
Humidifier: not sure
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: United States

Post: #1
Happy To Find You!
Hi everyone. So glad to find this forum. Thank you. I'd like to give my story and make it as short as I can. Any feedback would be so appreciated since I literally
don't know even ONE person who has osa or uses a cpap. So no one I can bounce things off of (sic).
I was diagnosed with osa and the dr. said I stop breathing 24.7 times an hr. It took me five weeks of many masks til I was able to find one I could tolerate. I've now used the cpap for 16 straight nights anywhere from 7-9 hrs. The settings were all set by my dr. The only thing I really know to look at is theSmile in the "mask fit", the number of hrs. used, and the "events per hr". (I hope that's all I need to be aware of for now.). My "events" on all nights are either 0.somethings or 1.somethings. Only 2 of the 16 nights was it above 1.
The annoying thing, though, is that I'm still just as fatigued (or even more fatigued) than I was before even starting treatment. Mr dr. said it sometimes takes more time. Hope he's right. Thanks.
10-12-2016 09:02 PM
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Posts: 3,875
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #2
RE: Happy To Find You!
You're off to a good start and have a doctor that cares. However to really get in touch with your therapy, you will need to download the free SleepyHead program. You can then see all the details of the data your very good machine can record. Sounds like you are pretty well dialed in, and just need time to catch up on the sleep you've been missing and adapt to CPAP. Recovery doesn't happen overnight.

Welcome to the forum. Have patience and stick with what you're doing. Excellent start!

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10-12-2016 09:14 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Posts: 3,327
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #3
RE: Happy To Find You!
Hi harmon k, Welcome to Apnea Board!

It sounds like your doing fairly well for just starting out.

If you don't have a clinicians manual for your machine, you can get one at this link.
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

It's good you have a doctor to help you, but you may want to download the
SleepyHead software and start looking at your data.

From your profile, it looks like you are using an Apap in Cpap mode, which is ok, but wondering why not in Apap mode?

It sometimes takes awhile to start feeling better, so give it some time.

How to Organize and Post ScreenShots
http://sleep.tnet.com/resources/sleepyhead/shorganize
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10-12-2016 09:14 PM
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Posts: 440
Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro Air FFM; AirFit P10 as backup; Chin Strap
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro Other Software

Other Comments: Lung cancer survivor since 11/2004; CPAP since 11/2015

Sex: Male
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

Post: #4
RE: Happy To Find You!
Welcome harmon k. It looks like you are of to a great start. It just takes time to start feeling the benefits of your treatment.

Sleep well.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
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10-13-2016 05:13 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,634
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Happy To Find You!
Hi harmon k,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It sounds like you are doing very well with your CPAP therapy, keep up the good work and be patient, it take some time before you notice improvements.
Good luck to you on your CPAP journey.

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10-14-2016 02:10 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Posts: 1,001
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #6
RE: Happy To Find You!
Right now, being so new, you just don't know what you don't know (and neither do we).

Might it be that you have to get used to it-YES
Might it be that your body needs to heal and recover-YES
Might it be that the apneas are indeed treated, but you are not comfortable with aspects of treatment and you are not getting "good" sleep-YES

Read, learn, watch, keep track of how your therapy is going, post the sleephead plots, get feedback
10-14-2016 02:33 PM
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harmon k Offline

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Posts: 56
Joined: Oct 2016

Machine: resmed airsense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: respironics amara view
Humidifier: not sure
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: United States

Post: #7
RE: Happy To Find You!
Silly question: I never ever went on a forum until this one. So....if I have a topic I want to talk about or a question I'd like help with, do I start a different, new thread each time or stay on this, my original, one. Sorry for the weird question. Thanks.
10-16-2016 11:13 AM
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Posts: 440
Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro Air FFM; AirFit P10 as backup; Chin Strap
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro Other Software

Other Comments: Lung cancer survivor since 11/2004; CPAP since 11/2015

Sex: Male
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

Post: #8
RE: Happy To Find You!
(10-16-2016 11:13 AM)harmon k Wrote:  Silly question: I never ever went on a forum until this one. So....if I have a topic I want to talk about or a question I'd like help with, do I start a different, new thread each time or stay on this, my original, one. Sorry for the weird question. Thanks.

A new thread for a new question with a good description of what the thread is about in the subject line will help more people who have experience with what you are asking about find your post. It also helps keep things flowing better and will be less confusing.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
10-16-2016 03:23 PM
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