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RE: New to CPAP and not experiencing relief...
(10-09-2012 01:17 PM)Extrospect Wrote:  Though it is a small sample, I've been confused by that pattern since beginning CPAP. The spike in erratic respiration precedes every single CA event recorded. Additionally, it's present at other times and followed by similarly depressed breathing where the duration is not long enough to warrant detection as an apnea.

I had stuff like that happen to me when I started, too. My AHI spiked to around 17 for a couple of weeks. The doctor lowered the pressure and it dropped to around 5. That was almost a year ago. Now my AHI is around 1.2 and I've raised the pressure back up closer to where it was before.

Here's the thing with obstructive sleep apnea. Cessation of breathing while asleep is a shock to the system. This wreaks havoc as our bodies try to adjust. After years of dealing with it, we get a CPAP machine and all of a sudden our bodies are supposed to go back to normal? Like, normal breathing patterns and normal sleeping patterns. Oh no, it takes time for our bodies to adjust to the newness of the therapy.

Like I said before, wait a couple of weeks and if you're still concerned call your doctor. Meanwhile, try to enjoy life and focus on what's happening in your life while you're awake instead of what's happening while you're asleep.

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Post: #32
RE: New to CPAP and not experiencing relief...
(10-09-2012 01:17 PM)Extrospect Wrote:  Makes me curious if this can be linked to my heart pain complaints.

Heart problems can definitely cause CSR. I presume you've discussed the heart pain with a doctor.

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10-09-2012 09:21 PM
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