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[Pressure] Newbie question - Setting pressure
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powernapper Offline

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Newbie question - Setting pressure
Hey! Great forum!

I am a newbie with sleep apnea. Bought a Remstar Pro C-Flex and comfortgel full mask from craigslist. I am definitely a mouth breather.

The pressure setting was set at 10 and it seemed a bit overwhelming to me as this was the very first time I EVER used a cpap.

I turned the pressure down to 6 and it seemed not to freak me out so bad. I did manage to get to sleep, but I am not sure if I benefitted from my first experience. I am doing this on my own - can't afford a proper sleep study...

I notice many of you are using much higher pressures. Where is a good place to begin?

Thank you in advance,

Powernapper
10-14-2014 05:50 AM
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RE: Newbie question
You need to get the software so you can see the results, then go from there. Lot's of help on here, but they need to see the data.
10-14-2014 06:52 AM
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RE: Newbie question
Hi powernapper,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for suggestions to help you along.
Best of luck to you as you start CPAP therapy.

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10-14-2014 11:19 AM
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RE: Newbie question
I think the first thing you should do is get the Clinician's manual for your machine. It will describe the options and how to set them. You can download it from the link at the top of the page for manuals. I believe your machine is the "Respironics PR System One 60 Series REMstar Pro with C-flex+". Go down the list until you find that name in the "available by email" listings.
10-14-2014 12:11 PM
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powernapper Offline

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RE: Newbie question
Is the "Clinician's" manual the same thing as the "user" manual? - because I DO have the user manual...
10-14-2014 01:07 PM
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RE: Newbie question
(10-14-2014 01:07 PM)powernapper Wrote:  Is the "Clinician's" manual the same thing as the "user" manual? - because I DO have the user manual...

No, the clinician's manual is much more in depth regarding settings and other machine parameters including how to access the "secret" menus that allow you to change your own settings. As far as I am concerned it is much more informative than the User's manual. The user's manual is written for all of us "stupid" people that use these machines.

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PaytonA
10-14-2014 03:27 PM
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powernapper Offline

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RE: Newbie question
Thank you Mr. PaytonA!
10-14-2014 04:41 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Newbie question
(10-14-2014 03:27 PM)PaytonA Wrote:  
(10-14-2014 01:07 PM)powernapper Wrote:  Is the "Clinician's" manual the same thing as the "user" manual? - because I DO have the user manual...

No, the clinician's manual is much more in depth regarding settings and other machine parameters including how to access the "secret" menus that allow you to change your own settings. As far as I am concerned it is much more informative than the User's manual. The user's manual is written for all of us "stupid" people that use these machines.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
The front page of the provider guide begin with this instruction:
IMPORTANT! Remove this guide before giving the device to the patient. Only medical professionals should adjust pressure settings
10-14-2014 04:57 PM
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