I recently developed GERD so I had a home sleep test done and they called last friday and said I had 19 stop breathing events in an hour, so I had moderate sleep apnea.
I had an ancient cpap set at 9 cm , stopped using it years ago as it hurt my stomach and made my throat too dry. SO i got some new tubing and some new filters and started using it. Hard to sleep more than 3 hours with it. Old Mask also hurt. Hospital wanted me to come in and do another sleep study just to come up with another cpap setting.
So did alot of research managed to wrangle an online prescription
and ordered a Resmed S9 autoset with humidifier and heated tubing, which arrived yesterday.
Got the clinician manual set it up at 4-20cm, autostart, auto humidity and also ordered a resperonics Profile LT GEL nasal mask. set ramp for 20 minutes. Found 4 cm too low, hard to breathe. Changed to 6cm went to sleep awake 3.5 hours later stomach bloated and distended. showed zero AHI
max pressure 13.2 average 8 . Stomach very uncomfortable.
Going to try changing max pressure to 10 tonight and see what happens.
Any other suggestions welcome.
Not sure the resp mask compatible with Resmed. I could also turn off the EPR and the Auto and set the pressure at my old fixed rate of 9 since I was not getting the bloating when using my old remstar for a few days before the S9 arrived.