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I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
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I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
I've now been using it for a little over two weeks. My only complaint is that my FFM leaves lines on my face in the morning, and if I loosen it, air leaks out. It's not crazy tight, but it's not loose.
04-18-2015 09:24 AM
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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
Yes, I use a Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt (ASV). I have marks on my face too, but I'm so wrinkly only my dermatologist can tell the difference. SHa_biggrin5 Leaks are hard to control, especially at the relatively high pressures the ASV operates at. I've tried multiple solutions without conspicuous success. Sad

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04-18-2015 09:37 AM
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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
I'm on just plain old autoset no bi level or asv here, but if somebody asks about lines on my face I just tell them you should see the other guy. Usually my wife is the only one to notice, since I don't usually rush around in the morning, and the humor of the statement wore out after the 2nd or 3rd time, but if she keeps asking I'll keep with the same response. It's the little things Smile
04-18-2015 10:12 AM
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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
(04-18-2015 09:37 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  Yes, I use a Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt (ASV). I have marks on my face too, but I'm so wrinkly only my dermatologist can tell the difference. SHa_biggrin5 Leaks are hard to control, especially at the relatively high pressures the ASV operates at. I've tried multiple solutions without conspicuous success. Sad

The F&P mask is a lot less leaky than the ResMed F10 was. Do you have mixed apnea? I have mostly sleep-onset central Hypopnea; with a little OSA. Numbers have been nice and low since my doctor adjusted my pressures. I hope it stays this way. My AHI last night was 0.22. I still have quite a bit of Aerophagia on some days. This morning I was fartin' it up. Two days ago, I had almost none. It's weird.
04-18-2015 10:15 AM
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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
Yes, mixed apnea. Pre-treatment AHI was 62 with about 50% centrals. With treatment my AHI is almost always less than 1, and no problem with aerophagia (thank goodness) Smile.

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04-19-2015 06:31 AM
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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
(04-19-2015 06:31 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  Yes, mixed apnea. Pre-treatment AHI was 62 with about 50% centrals. With treatment my AHI is almost always less than 1, and no problem with aerophagia (thank goodness) Smile.

You're lucky you have no issues with Aerophagia. I might buy a chin strap; but not a totally tight one, to see if it helps. So tooty last night. Woke up the bf with it.
04-19-2015 07:41 AM
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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
I see that this thread is subject to the normal "drift". JV, why don't you do a poll? I think that would be interesting. I thought that us bilevel people were kind of like the dodo bird - a vanishing breed. Of course that excepts those on ASV which is kind of a bilevel on steroids. Must be a bilevel for its function.

All that said, I am on bilevel.
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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
Does ASV generally produce more Aerophagia, due to the air blasts we get during hypopnea?
04-19-2015 06:00 PM
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Machine: ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV Bilevel
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CPAP Pressure: Min EPAP 5 Max IPAP 13 PS 1-2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: New, ASV Barbie, now with morning fart action.

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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
How do you start a poll on this site?
(04-19-2015 06:31 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  Yes, mixed apnea. Pre-treatment AHI was 62 with about 50% centrals. With treatment my AHI is almost always less than 1, and no problem with aerophagia (thank goodness) Smile.

Glad you're doing well on it. Smile
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RE: I'm curious, how many here are on ASV Bilevel/Bipap?
I've been on ASV for almost a year. It made a world of difference immediately. Fortunately, I was able to adapt to it quickly, to the point of reducing the ramp from 20 minutes to zero on the fourth day. I went from having dozens of centrals per hour in a sleep study (they were almost back-to-back between one or two abrupt breaths, time after time) to less than two, now...and on some nights, zero.

Adjusting the mask to fit properly, leak free, was important. Too loose was comfortable but the sudden leakage could wake me up. I don't have a problem with lines on my face.
(This post was last modified: 04-21-2015 09:47 PM by GP49.)
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