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Dogs get treated better than Apnea patients.
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#72
RE: Rice95 Therapy
Good morning  Coffee


Looks like there are a few OA's going on. 


Collar on snug


pillow flat


Pillow behind my back to help prevent rolling over onto my back


No RERAS this time


No CA 


What to do about the OA's  ?    Dont-know


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No change from my previous post. Standard titration protocol says increase pressure for OA.
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#74
RE: Rice95 Therapy
Rice95,
Raising your minimum pressure by .5 shouldn't affect your problem with aerophagia. Try sitting up watching TV or reading for an hour or so, just to get used to it. Then go to bed. If it still bothers you, then your choice as I stated before is to stay at the lower pressure and accept the few more Obstructives you see.
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#75
RE: Rice95 Therapy
OpalRose

Thank you. It only affects me in the morning. I'll try raising it to .5 this weekend. 

This morning they were clustered even more, so it must be the pressure because I'm doing everything else to try to prevent the OA's 

I don't feel unrested during the day. I feel more rested than I ever have been since beginning the therapy getting it down from moderate apnea around 17 to consistently in the 1's 2's and 3's as of late. The question is what is a relatively acceptable level of OA's?  I don't want any, but is that possible to have that consistently for the rest of my life? I know there is a happy medium of therapy where you dont feel ill effects of treatment and you feel rested and you have a ceiling of toleration where it doesn't infringe on your sleep. I never thought I would be able to have a device on my face forcing air into me, wearing a collar, sleeping on a flat pillow wearing a nightguard in my teeth(only for grinding)consciously forcing myself to sleep on my side, wedging a pillow behind my back every time I turn over  to remind me to stay on my side and dealing with a bum shoulder from side sleeping lol. Dielaughing 

I'm actually fine with all this as long as I am able to get 7 plus hours each night and I seem to be doing well with that. 

Most of all, this therapy has extended my life. You guys have been so much help and offered sensitive encouragement and knowledge. 

My question is how do you all stay so on top of all these posts? I'm retiring from school teaching after 25 years of public education this month, so you may get a lot more of me than you want.  Laugh-a-lot

Yes, the tummy bloating is the main issue. If that was gone I'd be up at a much higher pressure I'm sure. I'll try bumping this weekend to 11.
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RE: Rice95 Therapy
Good morning Rice95,
I don't like to see Obstructives either, and I would love it if we didn't see any type of events.
But we are all different and every night is different. I think you know what to do to control Obstructives and I wouldn't chase numbers. It's all about how you feel the next day.

I've come to realize that over the years, many things can affect what we experience while we sleep, ill fitting masks, the medicines we take, timing of what we eat or drink, stress, etc.

Congratulations on your retirement and glad to hear you want to stick around this place. You have a great attitude! Eventually, you'll become very knowledgeable and be able to help others. Actually, you probably already have!
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#77
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OpalRose

Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes it’s how you feel is what matters as long as you are doing everything you can and are rested and happy, although I am a number chaser because  I want to improve AND feel great. We’ll see what I can tolerate with pressure increase. If OA’s don’t improve I’m ok with it knowing I’ve truly done everything I can within reason. 

I’ll post my next chart when I have a marked change ... 1 or below....right now it’s averaging 3 over the last few days. The OA’s are what’s killing my score. 

-Blessings
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