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Problems exhaling but not all the time.
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Problems exhaling but not all the time.
This is the third day I’ll be using my first CPAP machine. I have the Resmed Airsense 11 Autoset with a pressure of 12 that my doctor prescribed. I use the Airfit N20 nasal mask. I don’t like the ramp setting and I have EPR set to 3. The mode is set to CPAP at a constant 12.  

Im having a problem though with exhaling. I have to forcefully exhale which is keeping me up. But the thing is, it’s not all the time. Sometimes I can exhale completely normal. Well normal for the most part. But I mean normal as in it’s not like I’m struggling to exhale. I reached out to my DME and they said I would need to talk to my doctor but I don’t think my doctor is going to know the technical stuff of the machine..
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RE: Problems exhaling but not all the time.
check to see if your EPR is set for full time.  If not make the change and see if that helps.
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RE: Problems exhaling but not all the time.
It doesn’t give me an option to not make it full time.
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RE: Problems exhaling but not all the time.
(10-13-2022, 03:51 PM)tsgoodwin23 Wrote: << above >>

In the Clinician Menu for EPR, it does have options for Ramp-Only, etc.  We're just trying to confirm it's not set for Ramp-Only.

Was it your choice to be CPAP-only or your doctor's?  Just wondering if you've experimented previously with APAP-mode.
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RE: Problems exhaling but not all the time.
Oh it does say full time sorry. And it wasn’t the doctors order that I know of. But with my insurance I’m not renting it and I’m not under the compliance clause. I own the machine so if I want to change it I will. What do you suggest?
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