That makes sense to me.
I am an accountant so any advice given here is not medical. If I give any financial advice, you can take it to the bank. However, you will have a hard time cashing it in.
07-17-2016, 01:00 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-17-2016, 02:04 PM by vsheline.)
Some people have a high pressure threshold, above which they suddenly get severe central sleep apnea. Lowering the Max Pressure below this threshold avoids the central problem, at the cost of possibly getting higher number of obstructive events.
At least a few patients have seen increased intraoccular presssure from CPAP therapy and have limited their Max Pressure for that reason.
In addition, high CPAP treatment pressures have been known to cause dizziness or hearing problems, especially if patients had taken in recent months one of the very many ototoxic (poisonous to the inner ear) prescription or non-prescription meds.
Medicines which are Ototoxic are thoroughly covered in Neil Bauman's third
edition of his book Ototoxic Drugs Exposed. An old article on the subject:
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.
(07-17-2016, 12:09 PM)green wings Wrote: I agree with Deep Breathing's suggestion to look at more than one day's data. I have had the same impression as you from looking at my daily graph after changing the max pressure limit.
I do think it's valuable to look at each day's data, but not to draw conclusions based on a small sample. After awhile you begin to see the patterns and understand how they affect you.
The above is my opinion. It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.