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Zeoce's Therapy Thread
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Here is a link to a thread that shows similar apneic threshold variable breathing, but the Autoset actually flagged CSR http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/attachm...?aid=30571
Another http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ion--36988
Another: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-it?page=2

There are many variations, and many members that have experienced this and asked the same question. Pretty easy to find with a search. The real hallmark of CSR is its persistence and very regular sinusoidal pattern. If you ever see something like the image below, just pray you already have ASV. This individual with heart failure was also diagnosed with OSA, so don't feel left out.

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RE: Zeoce's Therapy Thread
First night with the ASV .... dramatic improvements indeed! AHI 0.18, with zero clear airway or obstructive events!!

Could be my imagination, but I feel better/different physically. Suppose not stopping breathing for 15+ seconds multiple times, plus other respiratory interruptions per night could account for that Grin .

Didn't sleep as much/as well last night since my room was too hot, and I kept checking on the ASV machine (quite a different experience from CPAP, but not in a bad way). I expect in a few more nights I'll adjust to the ASV.

One thing that woke me up was thinking "is the machine even working"? I guess when it detects you are breathing well enough on your own, it backs right off with the 'breath shaping' - which was much different than my constant flow settings on the CPAP.

OSCAR graphs are attached - any recommended setting adjustments from the defaults I used last night?


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Second night with the ASV, with an AHI of 0.49!

Slept great, and feel great upon on waking up.


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Fantastic! Great results with default settings. Many new users to ASV find the pressure changes very disruptive, but your comments suggest you are tolerating it well. We achieved reasonable AHI with CPAP by limiting range and pressure support, but you complained of sleeping poorly. It's very encouraging to hear that you're sleeping better in spite of the activity of the ASV to maintain respiratory stability.
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Fantastic indeed! Last night, I literally had zero respiratory events of any type and an AHI of 0.0. Woke up feeling great!

Thank you so much for your help, it's made a huge difference for me.
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It seems you saved some money in the process as well. Rarely do we see someone with central apnea and being treated with CPAP find their solution so quickly.
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Definitely saved a lot of money! Emailed a local DME and they quoted ~$5,600 CAD, (I think before 12% sales tax) for a new Aircurve ASV machine - and they didn't even have them in stock.

Got my lightly used  machine in 7 days, shipped from the US. This forum and your help have also saved me a lot of time. It took me almost 2 years to get my sleep study done from original GP referral with the local sleep doctor, and 2-3 months after that to get the actual report. The effect of central sleep apnea over the last few years has been a real drag on my quality of life.

And yes after reading other 'therapy threads' and experiences, I consider myself lucky to be sleeping well with no apneic events in such short time.

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