The Dr. who wrote my Sleep study report is an idiot or worse: the Sleep study AHI was higher by a factor of 20 when supine - and she omitted any mention of position in the report. I had to request a re-review of the data, and the Sleep Tech had the data all along. Evidently the Sleep Dr. didn't believe I should know about this. Grrrrrr !!!
The above idiot suggested CPAP at 14 - not even close to being right. I feel sorry for others that deal with this person's incompetence or ignorance; if they aren't paying attention, their therapy could be far from what it could/should be.
Found this Board: THANKS SO MUCH !!!!!!! Have learned a huge amount by browsing thru the threads. There is often something of value even in threads that wouldn't seem applicable from their title. There will be a donation to this board. Thank You ALL !!!!
Learned enough to insist on the ResMed S9 Autoset. My GP who wrote the prescription was cooperative.
Learned what software to use, where to download.
Learned how to avoid corrupting the SD card.
Learned how the S9 deletes some data, how frequently should download.
Learned how to control the machine, get into the Clinician menu, etc.
Learned a lot about the terms employed and how some of the factors interact.
Looking at data, have learned that my apnea is positional (supine is BAD).
Found here a number of suggestions for avoiding supine position.
Started using the above suggestions. In the 1st few weeks, average AHI was over 9, 95% pressure almost 18. In the last couple of weeks, average AHI about 1.0, 95% pressure about 13. Last night, AHI was 0.3 - 2 hypopneas, one of which was bogus, just a mask fit event !!!
Sleeping in a backpack isn't exactly comfortable, but it's way better than no treatment or poor treatment of the apneas.
I really feel like I am getting this under control. Thanks to the education from reading here, I found out where I needed to push, and it worked. I pull the card and check data every day right now. May back off that after while, but going to be vigilant for awhile.
All in all, the good FAR outweighs the bad . . .
Thank You ALL AGAIN !!!!