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Post: #21
RE: OS progress
(03-01-2014 10:18 PM)Franklyspeaking Wrote:  
(03-01-2014 10:11 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Keep asking questions. We'll help you figure it out.

I'm going to adjust my Lowe pressure to 8 and see how that goes. I just thought that I should start low to keep from blowing me out, I usually have to feel for air to know if the machine is even blowing air, it's so quiet. I also don't have a problem increasing the pressure higher, since I know the machine will only give me what need anyway. Do you think 14 is good? I have it set to 13 right now.

I would just make one change at a time and start with changing your lower pressure to 8. JMHO. Others will have more suggestions for you.
03-01-2014 10:24 PM
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Post: #22
RE: OS progress
Hi Franklyspeaking,
Just make one pressure change at a time and leave it for a week or so, checking your data each day. Remember, you are looking for trends, (changes over time.)
Good luck, keep us posted on your progress, keep up the good work.
I admire you for sticking with it, given that you haven't had a sleep study.

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03-01-2014 10:32 PM
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CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

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Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #23
RE: OS progress
(03-01-2014 10:10 PM)Franklyspeaking Wrote:  Thanks for everyone's help, I feel so dumb sometimes asking questions so please forgive if my questions sound silly.

Don't ever feel dumb~! If you were dumb, you'd not be smart enough to realize you don't know something...

We've all asked most of the same questions at one point or another, keep asking til it gets explained in a way that you understand Smile

Please remember, one night's data alone has no value, you are looking for trends over weeks or months not a day here or a day there. We all have both random good and bad days (or nights).

Me for example - great AHI lately, but last night I spiked my pressure to the limit, not once, but three different times, and my AHI last night was 14.9 (leaks were low) - in other words, I had a bad night last night, and if I looked at it alone, my machine (which goes to 25) isn't enough for me - but again, that was *one* night.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

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03-02-2014 12:41 AM
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Post: #24
RE: OS progress
Oh heck yeah, Peter_C. Sometimes I can look at the data for a night and say "Yeah, that's the night I was up late arguing with the computer" or "I was stressing over whatever". But there's some nights I see a big spike in the AHI and I not see a thing different for that night.

And there's been the opposite. Go to bed with headache, bad day, high stress, bad night of sleep, wake up to an AHI of .6.

If I adjusted the pressure each week according to the data for that week, wow, it'd be all over the scale, week after week. I'm comfy where I am now.

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03-02-2014 01:59 AM
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Post: #25
RE: OS progress
Amen to that Paula~! Plus, I hate change! It's been bad enough just to be tracking the data (on my machine, must download every day, or lose detailed data) - but while a pain, it has taught me a fair bit - like focusing on the leak rate Smile

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03-02-2014 11:54 AM
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