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GreyParrot Offline

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Post: #31
RE: Newly diagnosed and overwhelmed
(04-02-2014 08:47 AM)c0reDump Wrote:  
(04-02-2014 08:10 AM)GreyParrot Wrote:  The pressurized air never bothered me even when I was at 14psi. Now at 12.5. Masks leaks were my big problem.

Just wanted to correct this -- 14psi is enough to burst a basketball Smile
CPAP pressures are measured in centimeters of water (cmH2O):

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=CmH2O

A maxed out CPAP machine would push roughly 0.25 psi (if one were to do the conversions).

That's so funny. All this time I thought it was psi. Another thing I learned. I never put my hand over the hose end for thought of hurting the CPAP machine or I guess i'd have spotted that. See reading here always has a gem of info almost every dayThanks
04-02-2014 09:30 AM
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Post: #32
RE: Newly diagnosed and overwhelmed
I've been paying attention. Resmed s9 autoset! Here's my current dilemma. So my next appointment with vital aire isn't until April 10th... So I'm still on the loaner. The idea of sleeping on a pressure of 8 when the doctor told me at some points I needed a 16 seems awful. I'm still fairly low energy. What would you do in my situation?
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04-02-2014 05:57 PM
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c0reDump Offline

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Post: #33
RE: Newly diagnosed and overwhelmed
(04-02-2014 05:57 PM)Thefabulousmrsk Wrote:  I've been paying attention. Resmed s9 autoset! Here's my current dilemma. So my next appointment with vital aire isn't until April 10th... So I'm still on the loaner. The idea of sleeping on a pressure of 8 when the doctor told me at some points I needed a 16 seems awful. I'm still fairly low energy. What would you do in my situation?

If the loaner is an APAP, and presumably your doctor is prescribing APAP 8-16, then set your loaner to the (new) prescribed pressure. If your loaner is a CPAP, then technically, since your new prescription maxes at 16 -- you can set it up to that level as well (or anything in between 8-16 if you like).

I never had a loaner machine, just went weeks without a machine in between the sleep studies / doctor visits, even after it was obvious I needed CPAP (repeat studies to try to find an ideal pressure).
04-02-2014 06:07 PM
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Post: #34
RE: Newly diagnosed and overwhelmed
(04-02-2014 06:07 PM)c0reDump Wrote:  
(04-02-2014 05:57 PM)Thefabulousmrsk Wrote:  I've been paying attention. Resmed s9 autoset! Here's my current dilemma. So my next appointment with vital aire isn't until April 10th... So I'm still on the loaner. The idea of sleeping on a pressure of 8 when the doctor told me at some points I needed a 16 seems awful. I'm still fairly low energy. What would you do in my situation?

If the loaner is an APAP, and presumably your doctor is prescribing APAP 8-16, then set your loaner to the (new) prescribed pressure. If your loaner is a CPAP, then technically, since your new prescription maxes at 16 -- you can set it up to that level as well (or anything in between 8-16 if you like).

I never had a loaner machine, just went weeks without a machine in between the sleep studies / doctor visits, even after it was obvious I needed CPAP (repeat studies to try to find an ideal pressure).

Yeah thankfully the loaner is an autoset 2 so it can do apap. I'm kinda leaning to setting it as per the script. I'm finding as it is now I barely have enough energy to get through the day, and I've got a lot of things between now and my visit to purchase! Would prefer not to be exhausted if I don't have to be.

I'm really thankful to have the loaner. I got it the day I was diagnosed and it's helped a lot. I've improved so much on cpap and I'm hoping the apap will help me improve even more.
04-02-2014 10:45 PM
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ThatOtherGuy Offline

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Post: #35
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Also remember that the benefits may not be immediate, some take time.
04-03-2014 12:59 AM
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