07-07-2014, 11:24 PM
(This post was last modified: 07-07-2014, 11:25 PM by grin0048.)
Hello, I just thought I'd seek out a little advice regarding my CPAP therapy. I just started the therapy about two weeks ago using a resmed s9 autoset with H5i humidifier. As per the prescription, the machine was setup in CPAP mode at a pressure of 10.
So far, I've had a couple of minor issues. First, taking off the mask in the middle of the night--the times that I remember doing it was because I was finding it difficult to exhale against the pressure. Second, a couple of mornings I've had some pretty uncomfortable stomach pain. From what I've read here, I'm thinking I must be swallowing air at times.
Using the excellent resources on this site, I now know how to access the clinician setup functions. I'm not sure whether or not it was a bad idea, but I put the machine into AutoSet mode using a pressure range of 4-10 and also enabled EPR. The therapy is now noticeably more tolerable than it was, but, like I said, I'm unsure of whether I should do this or not and am looking for thoughts from the community. Thanks!
Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you've done some "tweaking" of your prescription and are feeling like your therapy is more tolerable. I'm wondering if you might have a discussion with your sleep doctor about the problems you were having with a "set pressure" of 10 and what you've done to find relief. You might also want to start using SleepyHead or the ResMed software in order to see how your therapy (and "tweaking") are working. Include that in your discussion with your sleep doctor.