09-10-2016, 12:48 AM
(This post was last modified: 09-10-2016, 01:03 AM by crashnose.)
I'm terrified to go back to sleep using this machine until I can figure out how to increase the rise time. I'm getting thimblefuls of air, and with central apnea, I really need this thing pushing long, slow "breaths" in! I feel like I'm suffocating.
I can access a clinician area to adjust pressures (inhale and exhale), humidifier setting, and flex setting... but no option for rise time, either with (someone else's) smartcard inserted or left out. I'm guessing based on how the Smartcard works, I'd need a Smartcard reader for my computer in order to add that setting to the "prescription." ??
(I've emailed for a clinician setup manual for this machine but I wanted to know if anyone could advise me for tonight.)
My API without machine is 59.
I don't have insurance anymore so I bought this off Ebay. It is actually better than my ResMed cpap with broken humidifier. (!)
So, if I really can't program a new prescription for Rise into the smartcard, I may just resell it on Ebay again.
I don't know what else to do. I actually feel worse in the morning using this machine than the old one where I couldn't exhale all night.
Maybe look for a working humidifier for the cpap.
Well thanks for reading. I'm sorry this is such an old machine - it was all I could afford.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I don't know anything about this machine. I hope when you get your manual, you will be able to set it up.
Good luck to you.