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Still struggling with Resmed Aircurve 10 vpap auto after 7 months
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ckingzzzs Offline

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Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: resmed aircurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: swift fx nasal pillows
Humidifier: resmed aircurve10 vauto
CPAP Pressure: min epap 7, max ipap 20, PS 4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP user June-Dec 2015, VPAP starting Jan 2016 and struggling with proper adjustments

Sex: Male
Location: maine

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Still struggling with Resmed Aircurve 10 vpap auto after 7 months
I have tried adjusting "three" settings on my machine for the past 7 months. PS changes in ranges from 2 to 4, min epap changes from 6 to 7, and max Ipap ranges from 20 down to 14. My 95% for Ipap is 12, and for Epap it is 9

No matter what I change, each month I get, 50% of centrals <5, and 30% of AHI<5. All other times my centrals and AHI values are >5 throughout the month as high as 10 and 16, respectively at times.

As one can see, my AHI monthly values are sh**ty. My average obstructive values are 1 to 2 no higher. My centrals are the big number. I am really curious if I am now wasting my time with vpap and should seriously consider ASV.
07-18-2016 07:28 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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Posts: 986
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #2
RE: Still struggling with Resmed Aircurve 10 vpap auto after 7 months
I would suggest posting a sleepyhead plot and let us take a look at it
07-18-2016 09:15 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #3
RE: Still struggling with Resmed Aircurve 10 vpap auto after 7 months
I agree with PoolQ, we need to see more details.

Were you originally diagnosed with obstructive apnea, or was there some central apnea (mixed apnea)?

Are you by any chance using a heated hose? I tried using one once and it raised my central apnea index significantly. Too much PS does that to me, too.

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07-18-2016 09:40 PM
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