My doc likes my progress and dislikes getting partial data from her sleep staff. I tell her everything I do and why. We correspond using a message to your doctor
online program my health care plan has. She gets my progress reports, and concurs with my treatment.
What I did resulted from looking and learning from folks here and a couple other websites. I went looking for subjects on the internet, places like NIH (national institute of health), WebMD, Mayo Clinic, etc. You soak it up like a sponge when you find you very nearly died, and someone hands you a free pass, and says breathe AND sleep... it is the greatest gift, oh let me wipe up some of these tears. Well, no more! No more dying one breath at a time. No more letting the precious moments be torn from me, my wife, and daughter.
PRESSURE RANGE, POSITION, LEARNING TO BREATHE, TRYING DIFFERENT SETTINGS. see below.
pressure range changed - you can see the change. I wasn't trying to heal myself, just put the range where it (reality) told me to.
I sure didn't like the A-Flex of 2, so reduced it to 1. Most recently I went to 0, but to do this I had to set to Auto CPAP. ME LIKE!
I didn't know about resistance on the PRS 1, so set it at mid band (X3). HA HA HA that was really horrible night, I couldn't get through it, so researched. Duh! X1 at most for AirFit F10. I still have X1, but think I might just turn that off.
I did a silly thing, don't try this at home
. Did not like the vent holes blowing into Mrs QAL's face, so plugged between 30% to 60% of them. I am sure I wasn't in any danger, but I would get arguments if I put it out there for a vote. I did this off and on, but it never helped my numbers.
I tried some melatonin
for a few days. Still doing this, but modified. This was an attempt to quell RERA, as I read somewhere it might help. I have been trying to even out those bumps and giggles in my flow. This worked
I think. Dose [6 days - 3 mg before bed] but cut back to 1.5 mg and then to .75 mg, because we don't need that much, and because I personally was too groggy to control my equipment when I woke up with an issue to solve. Also, I felt uhmm kind of delirious. currently my RERA came back up some.