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

How to move forward?
Here is an update to my post: I went and seen a doctor where I had the sleep study done. He said they do not specify what type of CPAP to give patents. Only state a CPAP machine. He said my machine is fine and I don't need anything more. He just raised my pressure from a 9 to a 10 and said to try it.

I talked to him about changing the pressure on my own and he said that is my choice. He suggested to come back in a month. I asked him how do I know if it is too high and he said you will know because there will be too much leakage at the mask. Sounded weird to me but he is the doctor. That was on 4/30

Today I went in to a local CPAP medical place and talked to them about a new full mask. She asked me my story and I told her that I wake up sometime with a dry mouth and think that I not getting full benefit of the CPAP because I am breathing through my mouth. I tried a chin strap and that did not seem to help. she asked me if I run out of water during the night and I don't. I get 2 days from my water supply. She said she would sell me mask but she did not think that would help much. If i was breathing out my mouth much the water would be gone. I told her what the doctor said about too much pressure and she could not believe it. She said she can not give me advice but that was not correct. She did not recommend me changing the pressure at all. As we talked she did tell me that if you feel any pain in the chest to see the doctor.

So I left there with nothing. I do feel my sleep is better but not what it was. I just changed my settings to 10.4 and I guess I will try that.

I can't get a new machine through my insurance for another few years. I might put more money in my flex spending account for next year and just buy one. We will see how it goes. Going to the doctor did nothing more than turning up the pressure. It is a total guess based on how I feel. I don't like guessing when it come to something like this.

Post Reply Post Reply

Donate to Apnea Board  

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Exclaimation [Equipment] Don't forget to move your CPAP machine clock forward on Saturday before bed PaulKTF 22 547 03-07-2018, 11:20 AM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  Prognosis and best way forward for new, unused and neglected AGM battery 2SleepBetta 3 275 10-08-2017, 03:10 AM
Last Post: 2SleepBetta
  Trying to move to nasal/pillow mask. Leaks? tedgreen 12 860 06-06-2017, 03:39 AM
Last Post: Sleepster
  [Equipment] How to move data to new machine/sd card (Airsense 10) ac110 2 484 04-13-2017, 12:28 AM
Last Post: DeepBreathing
  Wait to get machine until after I move? Hydrangea 7 513 01-13-2017, 01:55 PM
Last Post: Hydrangea
  Move alot and getting mask leaks HELP christinaleigh 10 1,097 11-06-2016, 03:15 AM
Last Post: holden4th
  Don;t move better nbrs jxyzobrien 1 405 09-03-2016, 07:00 AM
Last Post: AlanE

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts

About Apnea Board

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