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Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
Humidifier: included with machine
CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Post: #1
Voice from the past
Hello all. I have not been around for a while, good to see all the new folks as well as the veterans..:-)

I have been off CPAP for 3 months now, just had a terrible flu, getting over it now...
did an oximeter test last night, if anyone has a few minutes could you comment on the report attached?? I would be very grateful.

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01-26-2016 11:55 AM
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Machine: Resmed Airsense Autoset A10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: (included in CPAP model)
CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Innovo CMS-50F+ pulse oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: San Diego, California, USA

Post: #2
RE: Voice from the past
Are you trying to brag? Smile I'm not a medical doctor, but in short, it looks like you're in good respiratory and probably even cardiovascular health. Your SP02 levels are pretty steady and hold in the 90s. There are a few "spikes" below 88%, which is the generally accepted "specification" for good nighttime SP02 levels, but these appear to be more artifactual (i.e. oximeter-related) than real features. Your average pulse is nice and low, which leads me to believe that you probably regularly exercise (or use beta blockers).

All in all, looks like you're doing great. I don't see much else to comment on.
01-26-2016 12:10 PM
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storywizard Offline

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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
Humidifier: included with machine
CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Post: #3
RE: Voice from the past
Possum wrote: Are you trying to brag?

No not at all..lol

I am one of those folks who cannot adjust to CPAP so have had to find alternatives...but I find it is hard to get objective feedback from the medical community, so I humbly am asking for some here..SmileSmile

Thanks for the positive view, it is a wonder to me that I am doing so well...just shows what luck and persistence can do sometimes...

all the best, Sleep-well

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01-26-2016 12:15 PM
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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: #4
RE: Voice from the past
As I recall, you were prescribed CPAP without a titration study, and ended up with severe complex CPAP induced central and mixed apnea. Last I heard you were trying to get a ASV machine, or had received one, and were trying to work out using it to optimize treatment. What happened?

I had not heard you were going to try and go untreated, but the results don't look so bad. There are numerous events and desats going on, but none are of a duration that seems to cause a major concern. How do you feel? Any alertness problems when driving or working?

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01-26-2016 12:26 PM
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storywizard Offline

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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
Humidifier: included with machine
CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Post: #5
RE: Voice from the past
Hi there sleeprider..

RE complex CPAP induced central and mixed apnea: neither of my CPAP titration studies showed me as having central apneas, titration showed my OAs treated at 13cm so the docs and the machines have to agree to disagree on that one.. Cool

Going off the machine in October was like leaving a bad dream, i could sleep again. Later that month in a visit to my surgeon I mentioned that every fall/winter I get major fatigue and pre cold symptoms..he asked me if I had checked out SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder...Bingo!

The combination of getting deep sleep and the energy light have given me back most of my life, for a 65 year old male with chronic pain from arthritis I feel great! Wink
It will be interesting to see what happens in the summer...never a dull moment...Smile

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01-26-2016 12:40 PM
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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: #6
RE: Voice from the past
Hi storywizard,
Great to hear from you again,.
It will be interesting to see how you do in the summer, I’m glad to hear that you are sleeping well after all this time.

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01-26-2016 02:30 PM
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