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papillon Offline

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Post: #1
What's my best pressure?
I've been about a 5-year on/off user (ResMed Elite II). I've never been a happy camper with the CPAP, but I've surrendered to the inevitable: do or die. Will somebody point me to the right pressure to set my Elite II. I have the pressure set at five, now. Is this a good starting point? I have had sleep studies (i have long lost the results) and I have had clinicians set pressures. I'm using a full-face mask which is the only mask that works for me. I'm a mouth breather. I'm 150 lbs., 5'9", and 83. I'd like my run to last at least one more year. If you can offer a suggestion or two, I'll be indebted.
08-10-2013 08:42 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: What's my best pressure?
Hi papillon, welcome to the forum
Everyone pressure is different so what apply to me or some else would be of no use to you
Having a new sleep study is the best option, autpPAP (self titarting) is next best option
Assume you,re using an S8 Elite (straight CPAP), you can go by AHI, leak and how you feel providing keeping the mask on all night, every night. ResScan Support S8 but you need special data card reader, not easy to find on ebay

Edit: this might be of some help, How to find the optimum pressure
on your constant-pressure CPAP machine
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...re-on-cpap
(This post was last modified: 08-10-2013 09:15 PM by zonk.)
08-10-2013 09:09 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: What's my best pressure?
Hi papillon,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you are going to try CPAP therapy again.
Hang in there for more answers to your question
and best of luck.

trish6hundred
08-10-2013 10:03 PM
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