Pat, this is some kind of periodic breathing I'm not familiar with, and it would be remiss of me to give you any other advise other than to bring this to the attention of your doctor. The very short interval between the CA and regular breathing is unlikely to leave you hypoxic (lack of oxygen), but it is a concern. Not to be too personal, but are there any other medications that you use, history of cardiac or brain injury?
This is not a normal expectation for CPAP use and I think you'd be best advised to get some professional advise.
03-14-2015, 04:39 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-14-2015, 05:06 PM by jpatfarrell.)
No meds Rx or otherwise. No history of cardiac issues or brain injuries. I live in the remote highlands of Panama. There are no Doctors here that even know as much as you or I know about this stuff. Had to get my VPAP flown in via Miami and paid a hefty freight charge.
One puzzling thing is that I was definitely awake from about 5:30a until about 6:30a. I was paying attention to my breathing. During this time period there were many, many CA's recorded.
How could I be having CA's if I was awake and my breathing was steady and even?
Looks like to me that almost all of the CA's events coincide with an Insp time that hits (exceeds) the 2.0 seconds limit (set by the TiMax setting of 2.0 seconds).
My max and also my 95% Insp time is 2.0 seconds. I believe that means that 95% of the time I am trying to inhale longer than the TiMax time limit of 2.0 seconds will allow and the VPAP is not waiting any longer and switching to exhaling.
If I zoom in at a gap on the Events graph where there are no CA's, and look at the Insp time graph for this same time period, my Insp time does not hit the 2 second limit; whereas, zooming in on the events graph where there is a cluster of CA's, the Insp graph shows that many of the breaths hits/exceeds the time limit of 2 seconds.
My breaths while awake between 5:30a and 6:30a also were very slow and hit/exceeded the 2 second limit on most every breath. A CA was recorded at almost every breath also.
Coincidence? Just wonder why this is so????
Might try changing the TiMax to 3 seconds and see what the results look like overnight. If the CA's drop a lot then I am on to something, if not, keep looking.