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JMyers Offline

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Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Western NY

Post: #1
Newbie here
Hello everyone. I am new to CPAP therapy and to the boards. I received my CPAP machine on 8/5/14 so only 5 nights but I already see a major improvement in my sleep. I used to wake 4 or 5 times a night to use the bathroom, get a drink because my mouth was so dry or just waking up for no reason. Last night I was up once to use the bathroom. Never needed a drink because of dry mouth. I am using SleepyHead to monitor my nights. I am still having apnea issues but I am sure my Dr will probably change my pressure when I send in my card and they review it. I am on 8 right now.
Last night I had 11 OA events. I don't know how many I had when I had my initial sleep study but part way thru the night the attendant came in and hooked me up to a CPAP. I also found out that my O2 dropped to 74% which is NOT good.
I am feeling much better during the day. I don't have that totally exhausted feeling only an hour after getting up. I am still getting used to the nasal mask but it's doable. Thumbs-up-2
08-10-2014 09:16 AM
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JimZZZ Offline

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Posts: 370
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: ResMed H5i (not using)
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CareFusion PureSom Ultra Chinstrap

Sex: Male
Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #2
RE: Newbie here
Welcome to the forum! I see you are using Sleepyhead, have availed yourself of this forum and have an exceptionally good attitude toward the therapy. You are doing really well for only five nights and we look forward to helping with any questions you may have and hearing about your experience.
08-10-2014 09:53 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,453
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Newbie here
Hi JMyers,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Yes, CPAP therapy can take some getting used to, but you have a good attitude and that will go a long way.
Just keep up the good work and hang in there for more responses to your post.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
08-10-2014 10:29 AM
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Galactus Offline

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Posts: 1,388
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

Sex: Male
Location: USA

Post: #4
RE: Newbie here
Welcome aboard, wish you all the best, good to see you're feeling better too.

If everyone thinks alike, then someone isn't thinking.
Everyone knows something, together we could know everything.
08-10-2014 05:03 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #5
RE: Newbie here
Hi JM. Yes, it sounds like you are doing very well. Good job that. As far as the pressure is concerned, I'm thinking you're probably right that the doc may up it a little. But it also sounds like your AHI score is probably pretty low, and sometimes that's all they look at. That's fine, but dialing it up to see if the remaining OA's can go away (mostly) without introducing a flock of CA's would make sense to me.

When you go see your doc, take your sleepyhead report with you so he can understand you are capable of monitoring your condition accurately.
08-10-2014 07:42 PM
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