I am pretty sure if it is off or if the level is set to anything besides patient it will NOT show up in the user menu.
When my doc increased my pressures (as a test) to 10-20, I developed serious mask leaks at upper pressures. In dealing with those, I moved my EPR from 1 to Off, and learned a lot. Among other things, if your machine is not absolutely in tune with your exhale cycle, and is pumping out the maximum, there will be a greater absolute pressure when you begin to exhale (and your machine continues to blow) than is originally set, or so I believe. While this may or may not affect you therapeutically, it certainly can create leaks where there otherwise might be none, particularly if you are "on the edge". In my experience, it reduced leaks when I eliminated EPR.
Breathing keeps you alive. And PAP helps keep you breathing!
I don't have much problems with leaks. Like most folks, I have a built-in leak alarm laying next to me. LOL
If my ears bother me again tonight, I'll turn it back on but set it at 1 or 2, depending on how bad the ears are.
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I tried mine at off, 3, 2, and 1 for 2-3 days each. I had the best AHI at 2, and it was comfortable, so that's where I left it.
I also had to go in and make mine accessible in the menu. It was set at 3 and the option to change it was hidden when I got it (by either the factory default or through setup by the DME, I don't know which one).
Having slept for more than 15 years without EPR, I never turned it on when I got my new S9. Does it really make that big of a difference?
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