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My machine tried to kill me on Halloween!
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My machine tried to kill me on Halloween!
Ok, a bit of an over exaggeration.  Four hours into the night, with the unit set on 4-20 and normally running at 9 or so, the unit jumped up to 16. I woke up and it wouldn't stop.  I pressed the mask against my face to see if that would help.  No luck.  I took it off and it kept going at the 16 level until I turned it off.  Ghosts?  Any idea what could have caused this?
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RE: My machine tried to kill me on Halloween!
I had this problem with apap. runaway pressure, presumably rising against flow limitations. in my case most fl's are my response to periodic limb movement that (I believe) pressure can't resolve. the only solution I know is to turn the machine off & back on.
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RE: My machine tried to kill me on Halloween!
If you're usually running around the 9 range, perhaps it would help to nudge up the lower pressure setting....make it less likely to get caught in the loop as it is constantly stepping up and down with the pressure? With an open range, it will try to go back down to 4, then you have a series of events and it jumps the pressure again...back and forth, back and forth...makes it more likely it gets a hiccup and decides to stay at 16 (and doesn't get you the best results as you have to keep having events to hold it at that 9).

Just something to consider. Smile
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RE: My machine tried to kill me on Halloween!
I'd go with what PsychoMike mentions on editing the pressure. I'd bet against the ghosts of CPAP past haunting your machine.
Dave

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