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My CPAP hasn't helped me at all
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Sybil456 Offline

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Machine: Respironics
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Remstar Pro C plex
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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My CPAP hasn't helped me at all
I was diagnosed several yrs ago and started on a CPAP. I never felt the slightest bit better - still completely exhausted. I stopped using it after 2 yrs and two bouts of pneumonia..

But now, was recently retested, still have apnea and no REM sleep. Exhaussted all the time. Tried the CPAP again for a short time but still - nothing. I feel just as tired in the am as I did when I went to bed.

Any suggestions? I have a Respironic machine. Is there something better I could get? What should the pressure setting be?

Many thanks!
04-16-2016 08:46 AM
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GrammaBear Offline

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Joined: May 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Air Fit P10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 12.2 - 16.2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Type 1 diabetes - using Tandem T-slim insulin pump, Dexcom G4 CGM

Sex: Female
Location: northern Illinois

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RE: My CPAP hasn't helped me at all
(04-16-2016 08:46 AM)Sybil456 Wrote:  I was diagnosed several yrs ago and started on a CPAP. I never felt the slightest bit better - still completely exhausted. I stopped using it after 2 yrs and two bouts of pneumonia..

But now, was recently retested, still have apnea and no REM sleep. Exhaussted all the time. Tried the CPAP again for a short time but still - nothing. I feel just as tired in the am as I did when I went to bed.

Any suggestions? I have a Respironic machine. Is there something better I could get? What should the pressure setting be?

Many thanks!

Do you use any software so you can know what the pressure settings are presently in your machine? Or could you call the doctor's office and ask what the pressure settings are?
04-16-2016 08:55 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #3
RE: My CPAP hasn't helped me at all
Sybil456,
Please fill out your profile. Which respironics machine do you have? Ok, I see you have Remstar Pro under mask?
What is the pressure set at?
Order the Clinicians manual if you don't already have one.
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
Also, you should download Sleepthead software.
http://sleepyhead.jedimark.net/

I know you are going by how you feel, but do you know you AHI reading and the breakdown of apneas?

Sybil,
I also responded to you in another thread where you are asking for the same information.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid158081

If you wound keep you questions in this thread, then someone here will be able to help you.

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 04-16-2016 09:03 AM by OpalRose.)
04-16-2016 08:55 AM
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trish6hundred Online

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

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RE: My CPAP hasn't helped me at all
Hi Sybil456,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
We need a little more information. Do you know what your pressure is? You would find that in your sleep study, do you have a copy of that? Which Respironics machine do you have, there are many models of that brand of machine. You will find that information somewhere on the bottom of it, just make sure you take the water chamber out before you turn it over to look for that information.
Hang in there for more assistance and much success to you.

trish6hundred
04-16-2016 09:08 AM
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