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[Treatment] ASV hallelujah! and one question
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Grin 
Last night was my first night with my new ASV ResMed 10.  I had no central apneas and no obstructive apneas, for the first time, maybe for years! Grin Grin Smile like like like

I did wake several times, so it will take a little time to get used to it.

Previously I had been having, on average, 7 to 15 central apneas and zero to one obstructive apnea per hour, using a regular ResMed 10 BiPap titrated to the best possible pressure.  I worked at the titrations over one year of use. 

After several posts regarding the central apneas and getting feedback from you guys, I reviewed all my records with my pulmonologist, spent one more night in the sleep lab, and he then submitted to request for an ASV to Medicare.  It went through on the first request!

Hallelujah!!!

I do have one question.  I had a bunch of hypopneas while my mask was leaking excessively.  Does the "Leak Alert" on the ResMed 10 work? I'll try it tonight, but I just had to tell folks who care about this success.

Thanks for the support you all have given me in figuring out how to get my apneas treated.

Relieved,
Ricknfli
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#2
Congratulations on your success!

Regarding the leak, yes, it does detect, however it has to be quite a large leak. If you go into Settings then Test Mask Fit, you can try it and play with it to see how much leak will make it *tilt*.
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Hi Richard VT,

Thanks much.  I'll try that.

Ricknfli
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#4
Hi ricknfli,
CONGRATULATIONS! on getting the machine you really needed and wanted.
Hang in there for more answers to your question, keep up the good work.
trish6hundred
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#5
Thanks much trisha!
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#6
Welcome to the world of ASV. Newbee here but loving my ASV, thought it would take some getting used to but after a week it's becoming really easy.
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#7
Hi TPeters,

I am having an easy time also.  The first night I noticed the pressure increased if I took a slow inspiration.  Last night it felt totally normal. 

I had another night of no central or obstructive apneas, but a bunch of hypopneas associated with increased leaking. The leak alarm woke me, but only after two hours of increased leak and increased hypopneas.  I have found though that the leaks are more common if I roll onto my back.  So I am going to resume using the strap on device that keeps my on my side.  Maybe that will help.

Sleep-well
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