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Woke up Gasping
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RE: Woke up Gasping
I do not think your post was too intense.  Not sure why you think so.

it is easy to say "stop hyperventilating" but much harder to actually accomplish that.

you have heard that to stop hyperventilating, you breathe into a bag.  right?  well, that is in essence what I suggested in my new settings in post http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid209325 of 12 to 17 ps 0 to 5.

if you would take a 2 hour nap on those settings, you can see if there is an obvious difference.

I also noticed you are in the mountains, though 3000 feet is not a whole lot, it can affect/increase prominence of CAs.  Do you commute to sea level during the day on a regular basis?

Yours,

QAL
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#12
RE: Woke up Gasping
Hello CB91710,

The only overnight oximeter test somewhere in April?? they let me have an oximeter overnight. Desaterated to 79% Blood oxygen. Have not been able to get a copy of the report. My primary care doctor has now request a copy of my records from the pulmonologist. This is the event that prompted me to join a sleep apnea forum. The forum (apneaboard.com) prompted me to get sleepyhead. The name put me off for a while, but this is really excellent software.

I purchased online yesterday a CMS-50D. So now I will be able to track oxygen level.
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I hope it was the "CMS50D+" - that's the one that records overnight. It uses a USB cable to upload to your computer.
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Hello pholynyk,

It is a CMS-50D Plus Fingertip Pulse Oximeter. they say, "You can wear the pulse oximeter during naps or all night long with or without your CPAP machine to get detailed oximetry readings. The built-in flash memory will record up to 24 hours of data. Just plug your oximeter into your computer with the included USB cable and you'll be able to create a report with the included software".

Thanks, Stan
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Excellent, that wasn't clear from your first post. I ended up with the cheaper DL, which is OK for spot checks only, but I got a CMS50F for overnight use.
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This particular model was on sale, $36. I thought any of these lower end recording oximeters would be $80 to $100. My primary care doctor is trying to get a medical grade oximeter thru ins. It is difficult with my severity of apnea to do the 90+ miles two days in a row to pick up and drop off the oximeter from the clinic. If I understand correctly, the CMS-50D Plus does not produce a medical record, the less expensive models not being medically approved.

A memory just came back, a four years back and farther I was with a pulmonary supply that would bring me an oximeter and leave it for two nights. then pick it up. that was medical grade.

Nonetheless I want to monitor nightly, even if somewhat less accurate.
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the CMS-50D plus finger tip model will record all night, but squeezes too hard and easily snaps off. hope you find it works ok. I bought a CMS-50F plus as well, and it has a soft finger glove, but it was $138.

QAL
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RE: Woke up Gasping
I bought the cms-50f on ebay from china for $50
new http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...re_success
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
From machine or charts for auto-cpap, set the min at 'med' median pressure, or 2cm below 90/95%. max at 20cm for now. Forum will help you fine tune settings
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