Thanks for getting back to me. I cannot find where to edit my information but it is a Philips Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex with a heated humidifier and it is date capable.
I have not tried to look at the information on the memory card do I need a program so I can see the information?
I have simple OSA
That is the expression I was looking for "run away". I am not sure if it raised to stop an apnea episode and does not lower the pressure after or just goes up on its own. My doctor does not know and swapped out the M series I had which I guess is a good thing.
Any other suggestions?
I had an M series when I was first diagnosed, as a loaner. It absolutely does reduce pressure when you no longer need it. In fact, it was this very fact that made me absolutely refuse a fixed CPAP when they came up with my "final* titration. The pressure they wanted to fix me at was a) lower then the 95% average on the m-series and b) was more then I could tolerate *all* night. I could tolerate it and more, for the times I needed it, and the machines ability to reduce pressure as I started to waken from it actually helped me stay asleep.
One thing - the machine performs differently when you're awake, so that might explain it seeming that it won't back off the pressure.
All that said, if your titration said you need 7, and the machine says 10 to 13... and that's over 2 machines... I'd tend to go with the wealth of data (the machines) over one data point (your titration study.)
Thanks for everyone's input.
The information I have found is:
AHI. 7 days. 7.1, 39 days. 5.1
Large leaks 0 recorded
Periodic breathing 0 recorded.
Why would it think its an apnea episode if I am lying there breathing steady?