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Raise or Lower Pressure for Flow Limitations?
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RE: Raise or Lower Pressure for Flow Limitations?
Considering the vitamin D deficiency last year, descriptions of running 80%, cobwebs, etc. and that you are getting a physical anyway, you might check testosterone levels. Low T seems to be common among male CPAP users.
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(12-02-2019, 09:15 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Considering the vitamin D deficiency last year, descriptions of running 80%, cobwebs, etc.  and that you are getting a physical anyway, you might check testosterone levels.   Low T seems to be common among male CPAP users.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6305865/
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thanks for the link ragtopcircus. suits me to a T!
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(12-02-2019, 02:30 PM)sheepless Wrote: thanks for the link ragtopcircus. suits me to a T!

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(12-02-2019, 09:15 AM)Sleeprider Wrote: Considering the vitamin D deficiency last year, descriptions of running 80%, cobwebs, etc.  and that you are getting a physical anyway, you might check testosterone levels.   Low T seems to be common among male CPAP users.

already on list (among Vitamin D test and others)

last year was fine, but another year has passed so...
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Update: one week changing minimum pressure from 9.0 to 10.0,
and two weeks using Flonase at bedtime (using APAP machine to blow nasal spray back into sinuses),
actually feel better. the sinus 'pressure' has decreased a good bit (flonase effect?)
still rather tired by afternoon, but definitely an improvement

My OSCAR charts/graphs still show flow limitations, but i am trying to go with the how I feel than looking at numbers too much (its hard, like putting a beer in front of me and telling me I can't drink it!)

had physical with primary doctor yesterday (I passed!), he said keep using the flonase as have been. 'If it is working, keep it going')

i will keep doing the same unless another pressure increase might help more??

with that said, i think the ideal solution would be to purchase a bi-level machine and go from there
I do not have a backup machine yet, so a purchase of another machine has been on my radar anyhow. just happening a little bit sooner than anticipated. Merry Christmas to me!

currently have ResMed Airsense 10 auto, looking to purchase (out of pocket) a ResMed AirCurve VAuto
Am I correct in assuming that the VAuto machine has same features/therapy as the Airsense except has better pressure support (and maybe other different features)?
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The Aircurve 10 Vauto has all the features of the Airsense 10 Autoset plus more pressure support, inspiration timing controls, and trigger and cycle sensitivity settings. It is a much more versatile machine. I was looking at the Milwalkee Craigslist and noticed someone is advertising an Airsense 10, but looking at the pictures, it is actually an Aircurve 10 ASV. This is not the machine you want, but someone has no clue what they have. It would be overpriced at $700 for an Autoset, but not bad for ASV.
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Post your charts.
Nothing I post is medical advice and should not be taken as such, always consult a medical professional for guidance.
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Receiving a ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto tomorrow. (Early Christmas present I guess)

Need recommendations on initial settings to combat my flow limitations (see above charts)

my thinking is to set up with my current settings but not sure how EPR shows/works on new machine??

current settings using AirSense 10 Autoset are:
Min 10   Max 20   EPR @ 3.0
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(12-11-2019, 06:48 PM)CPAPUserDave Wrote: Receiving a ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto tomorrow. (Early Christmas present I guess)

Need recommendations on initial settings to combat my flow limitations (see above charts)

my thinking is to set up with my current settings but not sure how EPR shows/works on new machine??

current settings using AirSense 10 Autoset are:
Min 10   Max 20   EPR @ 3.0
VAuto Settings to match are
EPAP Min = 10 - EPR (3) = 7
IPAP Max = 20  
PS = EPR = 3

IPAP = EPAP + PS
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