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RE: New to CPAP and the Apnea Board
Try the lower EPR it may help it may not but it costs nothing to try
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#12
RE: New to CPAP and the Apnea Board
Ok everyone.

I've turned off the ramp, the EPR is set to 1, I've raised the minimum pressure (and I will bump it up another .2 cm H20 tonight) and I've switched to the AirFit P10 (which I really like because it is so quite and I really feel like the air is being delivered into my nose perfectly).

My AHI is lower, which is great.   I am trying to get my AHI below 2.   My plan is to raise the minimum pressure to 8, keep the maximum at 11.

Is it time for me to turn the EPR off to help further reduce the number of Clear Airway events?

Your thoughts are always appreciated.

Dave


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Hi all,  I cannot seem to lower my clear airway events.  Last night I had 43 Clear Airway events and 5 Obstructive events.  I'll have a pretty good night (12 Clear Airway events and 1 Obstructive event), but then the chart below is pretty much the usual for me.

Ramp is off, EPR is set to 1.  I tried EPR at 0, but I felt uncomfortable with that setting.

If you could help me any further, that would be great.

Dave


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RE: New to CPAP and the Apnea Board
You have a concern over Central Apnea/Clear Airway.

These may, not will, minimize overtime, typically 2-3 months as your body adjusts to CPAP.
Management choices fo CA are limited and include.

1. Time, see if they go away over 2-3 months. This is most likely what your doctor will initially choose.
2. Reduce/turn off EPR. The higher EPR increases the efficiency of your breathing improving oxygen saturations (good) and increases the flushing out of CO2 (sometimes Bad)
3. Minimize pressure changes and keep pressures lower (doesn't always work)
4. ASV, the only machine that will actually, and specifically treat Central Apnea, and your Obstructive events which are currently well managed.

If you want your doctor involved start now by letting him know of your concerns about your Centrals ans ask him, repeatedly, what you should do about them.

Also be aware that Central numbers are all over the place, we call that consistently inconsistent.
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