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Recently Diagnosed, First Post, Couple Q's
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RE: Recently Diagnosed, First Post, Couple Q's
Here's from last night, a week on CPAP. From what I've researched, increasing my minimum pressure might help with the flow limitation flags? Also, could just be that I've got some congestion. My nightly chart seems a lot "cleaner" than the first few days!


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RE: Recently Diagnosed, First Post, Couple Q's
The question is How do you feel?
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RE: Recently Diagnosed, First Post, Couple Q's
I don't really feel any better or worse than pre-CPAP. I'm thinking that as I get more used to wearing the mask, once that's "normal", I'll generally feel better? But a week in so far, I don't really feel different throughout my day. If I do feel better, it's only slightly.
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RE: Recently Diagnosed, First Post, Couple Q's
There’s not much you can do with a Respironics machine except to raise the minimum a bit.
I would raise it from 6cm to 7cm and see if it would clean up some snores and FL.

Also, if your using Flex at 3, turn it down to 2. You’ll still get an exhale pressure drop of approximately 1.5 to 2cm Pressure, but it may feel more natural.

If your not bothered by the FL, then don’t make any changes. Go by how you feel, which comes first.
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RE: Recently Diagnosed, First Post, Couple Q's
(10-24-2019, 06:53 PM)OpalRose Wrote: Also, if your using Flex at 3, turn it down to 2.  You’ll still get an exhale pressure drop of approximately 1.5 to 2cm Pressure, but it may feel more natural.

Am I correct in that the Flex setting of 3 allows the least amount of pressure (easiest to exhale) and 1 makes it harder to exhale? The manual says "The setting of "1" provides a small amount of pressure relief, with higher numbers providing additional relief."

So going from 3 to 2 would make slightly harder to exhale? I'd think that'd be less natural?
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RE: Recently Diagnosed, First Post, Couple Q's
Flex is a flow based pressure relief algorithm and is not equal to EPR in Resmed. The most pressure relief you can get with a Philips machine is 2-cm, and both settings 2 and 3 provide that level of pressure relief. The difference between 2 and 3 Flex settings is mostly timing, so try them both and see what works best for you. My observation with AFlex and CFlex was that a setting of 3 actually resulted in more events and less comfort, and that seems true in observing results on the forum; especially where flow limitation is present. Since it works on flow, results vary between individuals, and the best advise may be to experiment with the settings. Your results are looking very good either way.
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