(08-25-2014, 07:10 PM)arttest Wrote: Is there anything in my settings I can adjust that may alter these clear airway events? A change in Pressure Support perhaps? I am concerned that most nights I have more clear airway events than obstructive. I have noticed that my respiratory rate is on the low side. I have not looked up my prior lab studies to see how this may have changed.
My doc is ok if I alter my settings. We discuss options when I see or call her. And she will see all the changes with my downloads during office visits. I've discussed my centrals in the past but more so I've wondered for years if I might benefit from an ASV device. She always says that I do not qualify. I've never even tested one. I've had many changes in my health in the last couple of years and associated hormone changes. It's probably time for another sleep study.
I have attached a couple pics that show my settings, typical night and an overview.
My current settings are:
S9 VPAP Auto
EPAP: 6.0 IPAP: 9.0 cmH2O
Thanks for any comments you have.
I am just a new guy here my self, I've been battling this stuff my whole life but diagnosed a mere 3 years ago. I've went from a resmed S9 elite set at 16 Cmh20 to a resmed S9 auto set 5 -16cmh20 to a Vpap auto 10-16 Cmh20,
to A Vpap Adapt set to Min/max EPAP 8-16 -Min/max PS 3-15
Every one of those machines recorded excellent results with no problems what so ever according to DME and even my own examination of data.
I how ever was feeling the total opposite, in fact going down hill and feeling worse each year that went by.
The big question here is how do you fell every day?
I would assume that your not feeling all to good other wise you wouldn't bother posting this thread.
My advice to you is to take what ever feed back those machines are giving you with a grain of salt and keep pushing your doctor to go to the next level - if doc doesnt wanna cooperate get another one or go the next step and "acquire the equipment " on your own.
I had 2 doctors tell me the machines dont lie and theres some thing else is wrong and ill just have to accept that reality and take madafonil for the rest of my life.
Ya i could have just rolled over and died ....... not this guy .... I dont give up easily and neither should you .
I have not yet solved my problem....... but I do see a light at the end of the tunnel.
My 2 cents.