I see in your report places where your SpO2 drop and at the same time your heartbeat rise. You have it everywhere where your heart beat rise over 60. I think these are the apnea events (but again I am not an expert), I also think that your SpO2 is low almost all the time.
08-16-2014, 02:37 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-16-2014, 02:46 PM by vsheline.)
(08-16-2014, 12:18 PM)breathfull Wrote: I did a big search for help on the Oximeter's meanings, and the answers were not available in any of the threads.
I guess nobody uses Oximeter after the first try.
I think you need to repeat the experiment a couple more times, without drugs and then with, and after that repeat each yet again.
I think we need repeatable test results before we can conclude anything at all about how much difference the drugs are causing.
At first look, though, your SpO2 looks alarmingly low, and I think both nights show you would benefit from CPAP. It is normal to have "noise" and fuzz on the plots caused by movement or whatever, but your plots also show trends (stairsteps) down down down ending in arousals (steep jumps higher in O2 and pulse).
It may improve repeatabity if the stability of the Pulse Oximeter is improved by adding tape LOOSELY lengthwise along only the OPEN SIDES of your finger. Important to not cause or allow the unit to clamp on your finger any tighter, not even the slightest little bit, or else this would be uncomfortable and could even be dangerous. Whenever your finger gets sore, change fingers.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
Well last night wasnt consistent. 5 events but none got below 82.