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#11
(04-19-2016, 10:32 AM)Phill Wrote: .......
I take it you are aware that your President Obama is coming to see us this week.Sad

Weeelllll aren't you the lucky ones! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin Banana Banana
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#12
(04-19-2016, 10:32 AM)Phill Wrote: I take it you are aware that your President Obama is coming to see us this week.Sad

Please keep him.
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#13
No, I don't want him either, but thanks for the kind offer.ThanksDielaughing
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#14
Can't rate my doctor. Only saw him the first time and after that it was only the PA. For my annual follow-up...yes, it's with the PA and NOT the doctor. That doesn't say positive things to me.
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#15
I've seen my sleep doctor four times and learned to go to his RTs if I need something. On my first compliance check I asked him about acceptable leaks. He talked around the subject and left as fast as possible. He never did give me an answer. His RTs, on the other hand, take all the time they need to answer my questions. So far they have proven to be knowledgeable, given me good answers and have gone above and beyond to help in any way they can. Come to think about it, he did diagnose my apnea, wrote the prescriptions for my equipment and explained the diagnoses to me both before and after my titration. He also hired knowledgeable people he can trust to handle the day to day needs of his patients so I guess I have to give him a good rating. I could have done a lot worse.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
robysue's Beginner's Guide to SleepyHead
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#16
I never did see my sleep doctor. After my two studies, I was given a machine. I ask to see the sleep doctor because I had a lot of problems including an AHI of 17. I was told to see my GP who knew little to nothing about CPAP treatment.
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#17
The more I read here, the more out of step I appear to be with the symptoms shown by other posters, to the extent that I have serious doubts about their diagnosis.

Well my appointment is next week, that is if our striking doctors don't change things, the way I feel at present there may well be blood on the floor.
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#18
Phil, you have been on this forum for awhile now, and I've read many times how you feel you were misdiagnosed. If you truly believe that, then maybe get another sleep study done. For you own piece of mind.

You are using ResScan. Does it show Apnea events??? What is your AHI?
Download Sleepyhead, and post a screenshot. That would show you what is going on. Dont-know

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#19
AHI's
Most recent 1.12
Last week 0.78
Last 30 days 1.19

Average hours/night
Most recent 3:34
Last week 3:29
Last 30 days 3:23

I believe below 5 is considered to be good, though 3:34 hours use prior to waking, removing the mask and going back to sleep to my mind makes it a pretty pointless exercise.

Interestingly I went from 16th. Feb to 22nd. March without using the mask, slept well, and felt no worse during the day, and clearly I am still alive.
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#20
(04-24-2016, 07:56 AM)Phill Wrote: AHI's
Most recent 1.12
Last week 0.78
Last 30 days 1.19

Average hours/night
Most recent 3:34
Last week 3:29
Last 30 days 3:23

I believe below 5 is considered to be good, though 3:34 hours use prior to waking, removing the mask and going back to sleep to my mind makes it a pretty pointless exercise.

Interestingly I went from 16th. Feb to 22nd. March without using the mask, slept well, and felt no worse during the day, and clearly I am still alive.


Great AHI readings, but not for the hours you report using the machine.
So, please clarify...you wake up after aprox 3.5 hours, and go back to sleep without mask? Why not try to put it back on? If it's the mask, then try another.

Some folk report as you do, that they never had some of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea...but that doesn't mean you don't have SA.

For the periods of time that you do not use your Cpap, do you use an oximeter?



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