(06-01-2014, 02:31 PM)herbm Wrote: If you are running "near 0 AHI" and don't feel great yet, then give it time or look for other causes (e.g., other illness or environmental issues).
You body has years, perhaps decades, of OSA abuse -- most people don't recover overnight or even in the first few weeks.
Are you 100% compliant? If not, determine to achiever that immediately.
Hi, thanks, I am on the central sleep apnea side of things. Very little OSA, the first sleep study was at a time when I snored a lot more than now and even then only 15% of events were obstructive. That is something that happens in the first part of sleeping and especially if I have worked too hard. It is just not my thing.
Without the machine the thing I do is breath evenly in and out with longer exhalations than inhalations... and according to girlfriend reports as well as the sleep study... I just stop breathing and...and...
eventually just start again with no fanfare just start as quietly as I stopped.
Just the gentlest nudge and I start breathing again but the length of time is something that seems to bother her a lot. She is my younger woman by a couple of decades it freaks her out to wake up to a totally silent room when I am there beside her.
I have a lot of money and time and frustration invested in this situation. I am when I have a machine that is working properly 100% compliant even with settings that have in the past been as close to unbearable as torture.
The Phillips Respironics algorithm must work for some people but for me it is a complete fail. The S9 Auto Vpap is a huge relief for me. I did get this new sleep doctor to get the pressures down.
The old sleep doctor had me at a max pressure of 24 on the PR Auto Serve with the backup rate turned off and through the whole miserable agonizing enraging two and a half years. Refusing adamantly to change any numbers. I was compliant while using up two machines. Barely compliant but I was still there. Sleep deprived and pissed off, and complaining, watching my career swirl down the toilet bowl.
I have not been into adjusting these machines myself. I walked into this situation trusting the medical profession. Now I do not trust them at all but I am still not tweaking on this new machine. It is not right yet for me but it is still better than what was.
I was hoping the new sleep study results would come about in a professional and timely fashion. I was hoping to get a fresh prescription that acccurately follows recent applied medical science upon myself the patient.
What has happened is nothing at all. No results from the Sleep Clinic. No follow up by the new doctor. I call in and get a story. Huh?
I come from a medical family. It is like I am in the Twilight Zone where things have gone into some kind of eerie slow motion and all these smart people all around me are watching the bus slowly leave the road coming at me. Their mouths are just starting to move to make sounds but nothing is coming out. I am standing there like a brave little Scottish Terrier not moving with my little chest puffed out as the bus inexorably bears down upon me.