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New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
Greetings all.

First of all, I'd like to thank each of you for providing information to this community.

Secondly, I'm requesting information and feedback about my numbers please.

I use the ResMed S9 and my AHI numbers are, as the title of the thread states, HUGE!

For example, last night my numbers were:

AHI = 62.85
OA = 35.12
H = 2.98
CA = 24.7

I'm using Sleepyhead and my AHI is conistently high compared to what I read here on the forum. Highest this month was 82.07.

Please help me figure out what I'm doing wrong. Thanks in advance.
05-13-2016 10:56 AM
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RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
Yikes! But, before we tell you to head to the hospital and an oxygen bottle, a little more info.
1) How long have you been on Pap?
2) Do you know what your sleep test numbers were?
3) What numbers is the machine indicating vs. the software?
4) are you on straight C-Pap or auto, and if straight, is the machine auto capable?
5) What led you to getting a sleep test, and how long have you had symptoms of sleep apnea before getting treatment?
There are better people than I that will chime in, but those are some of the things they will be asking.
6) Has your Dr. or the DME tech been made aware, and said anything?
7) where are you located and what kind of health coverage (just to help us in directing you to resources).
05-13-2016 11:19 AM
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RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
First, Hi BigMike!

Welcome

What robertbuckley said +1! . . . Especially #6.

Statistics prove that people who have more birthdays live longer.
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05-13-2016 11:30 AM
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RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
And, which S9 do you have -- please look above the start button.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-13-2016 12:28 PM
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RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
Hi Big Mike,

Welcome to the Apnea Board Forum. Lots of people here willing to help you.

Rich
05-13-2016 01:00 PM
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BigMike Offline

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RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
(05-13-2016 11:19 AM)robertbuckley Wrote:  Yikes! But, before we tell you to head to the hospital and an oxygen bottle, a little more info.
1) How long have you been on Pap?
2) Do you know what your sleep test numbers were?
3) What numbers is the machine indicating vs. the software?
4) are you on straight C-Pap or auto, and if straight, is the machine auto capable?
5) What led you to getting a sleep test, and how long have you had symptoms of sleep apnea before getting treatment?
There are better people than I that will chime in, but those are some of the things they will be asking.
6) Has your Dr. or the DME tech been made aware, and said anything?
7) where are you located and what kind of health coverage (just to help us in directing you to resources).

1a. I've been using the same pap machine for almost 3 years.
2a. I just had a 2nd sleep study a few weeks ago. No changes were recommended.
3a. I will check the machine numbers.
4a. Not really sure if the ResMed S9 is auto-capable (Update: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto (36006)).
5a. I had not slept more than a couple hours at a time nightly for several years prior to the study. I was a smoker for 30 years, but quit 5-6 years ago.
6a. I spoke to my doctor after the most recent study, but he did not recommend any changes. Not sure what a DME tech is.
7a. I'm in NC and have pretty good health insurance.

Thanks for the reply Smile
(This post was last modified: 05-13-2016 02:33 PM by BigMike.)
05-13-2016 02:22 PM
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RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
DME tech is a person at a place that dispenses machines and supplies.
(DME = Durable Medical Equipment.)

Can you get the specific name of your S9 from just above the ring around the start switch?
Might say: CPAP, Autoset, VPAP Auto, VPAP S, Elite, Adapt ....

Can you attach a screenshot from sleephead: graph plus summary. You are limited to a 200 kB image as a new member.

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05-13-2016 02:31 PM
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BigMike Offline

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RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
Your questions have led me to look more closely at my history. The numbers below illustrate
a serious increase in my AHI since June of last year. However, I'm not sure what could be causing this. I haven't changed
mask type for quite a while now and have the same machine.

Last night
62.85

June 2015
5.13

In January 2016, my AHI was 2.31. However, in Febuary 2016 the AHI jumped to 24.54 and increased steadily each month.
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05-13-2016 02:44 PM
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BigMike Offline

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RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
@justMongo - I will check my machine when I get home, but I'm fairly sure it says "Elite".

Again, thanks for all of your interest.
05-13-2016 02:49 PM
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Post: #10
RE: New to forum - Huge AHI numbers!
Hi BigMike,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more suggestions and answers to your questions.
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy and fine-tuning it to meet your needs.

trish6hundred
05-13-2016 03:29 PM
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