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Hi Sabina,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Good luck with your CPAP therapy and getting your settings dialed in.
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Sabina, hi and welcome to the Apnea Board. Hope your success is quick. I'm one of those high central apnea guys, I know by experience that getting an ASV is tough so I hope an APAP does its job well and you won't need anything else after APAP is optimized for yourself.

I'll check in once you've got an OSCAR chart up. I'm certainly not a chart guru, but I'll help however I'm able.

As for how AHI over 5 can be declared doing well? Some associated with diagnosis tend to have blind spots in certain areas and on certain subjects. What they see is either what they want to see or they can't see anything. Then folks on Apnea Board come along and help those that want to see the whole picture.

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The first thing the woman who did my sleep study said to me was “You are your own best advocate, so make sure to learn what you need and don’t take no for an answer” She was a hot ticket.

I’m hoping to have stuff posted on Saturday. Thanks for everyone’s input. This is such a fantastic place.  Thanks
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(01-14-2020, 01:15 PM)bonjour Wrote: That is why we like to see the whole, complete sleep study.

It seems that if there is ANY OSA a diagnosis of OSA is applied.  That leaves no doubt that you will be initially assigned a CPAP/APAP which have the same insurance billing code.  A diagnosis that indicates centrals would indicate that the doctors need to pay attention.  I swear that most doctors do not look beyond the diagnosis provided by the sleep lab which rarely mentions any central apnea.  

Some countries will not treat apnea unless the AHI greater than 10 or 15, at AB we like to see it well under 5.

I like optimization. That’s why I’m here. I need my life back. 

It looks like she did exactly what you said. Fortunately she is very good at letting me drive my own care, so there’s that. I can just form my case and ask, she’s always agreeable.

I get a copy of the actual RX tomorrow, though my patient portal says:

CPAP 12cm/h20 nasal at bedtime 365 days.   Oh-jeez

I’m surprised so many people out there just accept what they’re given without question, so it’s enlightening to find a place where so many people are active in their own care.


It’s gonna be a rough couple of months. Thanks so much for the feedback and advice.
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Things have been going well. Here is my sleep data from two nights ago.


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I posted the night before last as that has been my worst night in a week (not that it’s bad). Most nights my AHI is about 0.5. I feel pretty good!
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How you feel is the key piece of information with numbers this good. So glad things seem to be on a good track.
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Congrats on your success. I hope it'll continue to do well for a long time.
Dave

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Standard OSCAR Chart Order
Mask Primer
Dealing With A DME
Soft Cervical Collar Wiki
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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