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Hydrocodone and increased AHI?
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Go into the daily view, click on the events tab, and click on your individual central events. Look on the flow rate graphs and see how long and how complete the events are. They're more worrying if you stop breathing completely and they last a long time.

BTW, get the latest "Testing" version of SleepyHead, 0.9.8-1. It's got a lot of improvements.

http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH/index.html?TestingVersions
Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
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(01-05-2015, 06:35 PM)sgearhart Wrote:
(01-05-2015, 06:32 PM)justMongo Wrote: Someone has watched the three stooges!

I resemble that remark!

How are we going to put him out?
I got it, we'll use ether.
Ether the hammer or the mallet!
This Veteran is medicated for your protection.
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Dolla Bill

I think I can top your doctors name ... my urologist is Dr Beer.

T
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(01-05-2015, 03:32 PM)quiescence at last Wrote: and are we monitoring your O2 levels during opiate use? even with AHI that high if you get SpO2 meter checked out for home use during pain meds - with an alarm for under 88%, you can sleep easier.

Sounds like a good idea. Do the Contech models mentioned here come with alarms? It would seem a wrist-mount would stay on better in sleep.

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(01-05-2015, 09:06 PM)Dolla Bill Wrote:
(01-05-2015, 03:32 PM)quiescence at last Wrote: and are we monitoring your O2 levels during opiate use? even with AHI that high if you get SpO2 meter checked out for home use during pain meds - with an alarm for under 88%, you can sleep easier.

Sounds like a good idea. Do the Contech models mentioned here come with alarms? It would seem a wrist-mount would stay on better in sleep.

In general, the wrist mount is better for apnea use. They usually cost more. If you go for the 50D+, note that only the "plus" model records. The 50D doesn't record and basically doesn't work for apnea purposes.


Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
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Are the central events worrisome if you are having under five an hour and lasting on average between ten to fifteen seconds?
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(01-05-2015, 10:26 PM)archangle Wrote: In general, the wrist mount is better for apnea use. They usually cost more. If you go for the 50D+, note that only the "plus" model records. The 50D doesn't record and basically doesn't work for apnea purposes.

I am still sketchy on these. Do they have an alarm that wakes you if your blood level 02 drops below 88%?

The sleep doctor and the surgeon are saying that I have little choice about pain meds and may have to live with higher AHI levels through the surgery and recovery.

I remember the 3:00 am chest pains that sent me to a cardiologist who sent me to a sleep clinic and diagnosed apnea. I hope that an SP02 device can wake me if the 02 blood level drops too low.

On one hand, I trust the surgeon. He is well known as one of the top shoulder surgeons. He says he has worked with many apnea patients in the past and they came out ok.

On the other hand, medication that depresses the response of the CNS, especially while I am sleeping, and I have apnea - causes me some concern. There are some scary articles on the internet.

I am otherwise very healthy and in good condition, so maybe I'll be ok.

I have noticed that there are some sp02 devices that work with the S9 Autoset. $600 or more is a bit of money, but if it helps keep me healthy, I can do it.

Anyone using one of these? Is it worth it?

BTW not taking any hydrocodone yesterday and my AHI dropped from 38 to 11. Yay.
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I have one of those wrist recording oximeters. I've never set an alarm. But, I don't think it would wake you.
(I haven't even worn it for months now.)
I think it would require more of a medical grade instrument to do that. Also, there is nothing magic about 88% saturation.
Many people have an O2 nadir in the 80s during sleep. I'd set the alarm lower... like 80%.

Bill: What are the durations of your CAs? The min duration that will get flagged is 10 seconds. I get a CA once in a blue moon; and it lasts 10 or 12 seconds. If they are short duration, then I wouldn't worry too much, yet. You need a post op plan for the next surgery.

Instead of buying an oximeter, I'd ask my sleep doc to set up a rental of a medical grade oximeter with alarm. Plus, I'd ask him about renting an O2 concentrator; and inducing 2 or 3 LPM of O2 into the CPAP flow while you are on pain meds.
This Veteran is medicated for your protection.
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(01-05-2015, 07:01 PM)archangle Wrote: Go into the daily view, click on the events tab, and click on your individual central events. Look on the flow rate graphs and see how long and how complete the events are. They're more worrying if you stop breathing completely and they last a long time.

BTW, get the latest "Testing" version of SleepyHead, 0.9.8-1. It's got a lot of improvements.

http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH/index.html?TestingVersions

Just noticed this. I erased the older version, downloaded and installed the 0/9.8-1, but it keep coming up in German. What can I do?
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(01-06-2015, 08:49 AM)Dolla Bill Wrote: Just noticed this. I erased the older version, downloaded and installed the 0/9.8-1, but it keep coming up in German. What can I do?

It sounds like you downloaded the international version. You have 2 options.
1. Go back and download the USA version.
2. Learn German. Smile

Also, You asked about the alarm on the oximeter; It won't even wake my dog up. Unless you're a VERY light sleeper, you need a pro unit.
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