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[Pressure] OSCAR results
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OSCAR results
       

Diagnosed about 4 months ago with AHI of 63.  Dr wrote script for APAP.  
After 4 months of usage, I do see some improvements (less brain fog, less headaches, less head pressure, less wacky heartbeats, less fatigue).

I still want to be sure I'm on track, and ask the pros if there are any tweaks to get my avg AHI even lower.
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RE: OSCAR results
   
Forgot this one...
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#3
RE: OSCAR results
Welcome to the board. When you post next time use F12 for the screenshot and make sure the left column is with the charts. That gives us a better picture. 

You are doing well but we should be able to improve on them. 

I would suggest min 7 and EPR full time set to 3. 

I think you will feel better with those changes.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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RE: OSCAR results
My EPR is already Full Time and level of 3.  So I should try min pressure level of 7 instead of 4 though?  Thank you.
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RE: OSCAR results
Yes… Epr is exhale pressure relief which means the exhale pressure (which is the min) is reduced by the EPR. With your settings of min 4 EPR is doing NOTHING because the absolute lowest a Cpap can go is 4.

Min 4 - EPR 3 is still 4

Min 7 - EPR 3 is 4. Same exhale pressure.

EPR helps with flow limits and H events - lowering your AHI.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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RE: OSCAR results
I adjusted the min pressure to 7 last night.  My AHI was 3.3 for the night which is higher than normal but i'll give it a few days to average out.
I'll f12 the oscar results if I get a chance today.
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RE: OSCAR results
   
f12 of last night attached.  What can you make of this?

I did up my min. pressure to 7 a while back when you recommended it and it seems a little better.
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RE: OSCAR results
OP - Your profile shows minimum pressure of 4, please change to 7 so that people looking at your post will have the correct info.

With a median pressure of 8, a min of 7 is not unreasonable. if you want to try an experiment, perhaps moving the minimum to 8 would stent the airway open to preclude apneas at a lower pressure. Not a guarantee, but may be worth an experiment and it won't hurt you.
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