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#11
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Dear Bonjour Hi, by "  I looking at normal flow not a trouble flow." I don't get what you mean. Either you want a 2 minute normal flow or a 2 minute containing an event? Below is having flow rate enlarged or whatever and a 2 minute flow rate containing an event and a normal portion of the same day. After that day, I think I'm having a mild cold because I have stuffy nose and I feel my kidney is a bit more active plus no fever. Also from 16th as I turned off ramp, my AHI went up to 6.84 on 16th and 4.52 on 17th. I think they reflect my nose blockage, what do you think? Besides from having to wake up once or twice to have a leak, I don't feel any worse than before 15th. I think I slept normally and/or good. I don't feel tired or otherwise sleepy. I'm good.
   
   
   
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#12
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As an afterthought, Bipapers what is your choice decongestant? Normal saline irrigation solution or i.e. Otrivine with moisturizer or anything else for that matter? To tell you the truth I use normal saline solution in my nose most of the nights but not all nights and I use Otrivine when and only if I catch colds. Your experience is greatly appreciated.
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#13
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During allergy seasons, I use flucasone propionate to relieve congestion from nasal inflammation. This can be used long-term without developing tolerance or rebound.
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I would really like to see overnight oximetry results along with OSCAR.
In your 4 minute views (2 minutes are much clearer) I see inverted V inspiration and V Expiration,  This is similar to panting, that and your still fast breathing pattern.  Normal breathing typ[ically has much more rounded tops and bottoms.  This could be effects of the OBS you mentioned.
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#15
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Black Sheep, three things for you to do for Bonjour:

1. Change the y-axis for your flow rate. Right-click on the left side of the flow-rate graph, where the graph label is. Select Y Axis, then Over-ride, and then enter the values +60 and -60.

2. Zoom in tighter so that there are just two minutes showing.

3. Wear your contec oximeter for a night or ttwo and display the data in Oscar. Use the Oximetry Wizard to do this.

I'll throw in a fourth thing:

4. Create a dotted line to show zero in your flow rate graphs. Again right-click on the graph label, select Dotted Lines, and check zero.
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Hey, are these good?
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I think Bonjour will be able to see what he wants to see. Thanks, Black Sheep.
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#18
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Hey, last night I slept with my oximeter taped to my index finger. These are the charts:
   
   
   
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And then I did an afternoon nap with these results:
   
   
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What do you make of my nap charts? Are they a cause for real concern?( I'm afraid your answer will be positive!?)
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