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New User - Still feel crappy
#11
RE: New User - Still feel crappy
OK try that combo and let us know how you did.
Dave

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#12
RE: New User - Still feel crappy
I had the pressure on 8 last night, so I should keep it there and up the C-Flex to 2 right?

Will do Dave! Thanks a lot!
Funguy43

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#13
RE: New User - Still feel crappy
Update:

I Slept on 8 pressure with 2 C-Flex for two nights along with a soft cervical collar - I've attached the oscar pictures. Also, I noticed in last nights report there was this sudden dip in flow rate? I've attached this picture as well, Im not sure what it is. I can't say that I feel any better, so I think some adjustments are necessary? My AHI is about the same as its been. 

All help is much appreciated! Thanks!


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#14
RE: New User - Still feel crappy
That appears to be a big exhale I think. Why? Sorry I don't know that one.
Dave

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#15
RE: New User - Still feel crappy
Have you tried sleeping with the backpack and staying on your sides with these new settings? If not, I would suggest that you see how that goes. I suspect you will need more pressure, but let's see how much those obstructive events are contingent on your sleep position.

About the flow-rate: it's hard to say, but it looks as though you had some flow-limited breathing that was followed by a period of arousal that included some pauses in your breathing, until you settled back down on the far right of the screenshot.

It might be useful to put a zero line in your flow-rate graph. On the far left, where it says flow rate, right click, select dotted lines, then check zero.
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RE: New User - Still feel crappy
I just put the line in. I'll try with the backpack tonight and see how it goes. Thanks!
Funguy43

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RE: New User - Still feel crappy
Good morning.

I just slept with CPAP at 8 w/ 2 C-Flex and SCC while on my side. Although my AHI is a little lower, I actually feel maybe a bit more tired? I don't know, maybe the same. I've attached the oscar ss as usual. What adjustments can we make? I am assuming pressure, but I'm concerned about my CAs - they haven't gone back down. 

All help is much appreciated!

PS. I was taking a look at some of my previous days for sleep, and on May 1st, 7 pressure I had my lowest ahi - 1.8. Not sure the significance of this, but just wanted to take note of it.


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#18
RE: New User - Still feel crappy
I just had the idea - since my ahi was lowest on pressure 7, would it be a good idea to try pressure 7 with C-Flex off?
Funguy43

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RE: New User - Still feel crappy
Your CAs are inconsequential, but you are still having more obstructive events than would be ideal: some OAs and lots of Hs. This tells me you probably need more pressure, not less. Try sticking with 8, and staying on your sides, for a couple more days if you can hack it.
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#20
RE: New User - Still feel crappy
Ok, I'll try this setup again. Will the CAs go away as I get more used to the machine?
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