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Why do clinicians set min pressure so low on APAP?
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MarkMaxPayne, one of the chief problems, IMHO, is that most of the clinicians and DMEs have never used an Xpap themselves. I get better diabetes treatment from my doctor, I believe, not because he gets added training, but because his wife ALSO developed diabetes shortly before I did. He's living the issue. DMEs must set the machine based on their instructions from the doctor or lose their jobs. You, happily, can set your settings whatever way you want.
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Thanks all for the 411. So now that I set my APAP MIN to my CPAP prescription of 7.0 (vs the 4.0 they set it to) I'm down to under a dozen incidents per night again. I think the clinicians need to pay attention to the settings doctors put in the prescriptions and make that the MIN if setting up a replacement machine for APAP. I'm on travel this week and I have to admit having a Z1 Auto that is less than half the size of my previous ten year old travel CPAP is pretty awesome...

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-Mark
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When I set my min pressure too high I get CA events. To get rid of CA events I set my min pressure to 6.2. My max pressure is 11.0 anything Higher and i get severe jaw and ear pain. Also aerophagia bloating. My max pressure is always slightly less than my 95% median pressure. My prescription was for cpap at 12. I've been using cpap for 15 yrs. with no help from the cpap providers. I'm supposed to be waiting for a new sleep study. I am not convinced it will help anything.
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