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btbderek’s therapy thread
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btbderek’s therapy thread
Hey everyone, I’m new here. Diagnosed with OSA with an AHI of 102 back in September. Got a Resmed Airsense Autoset 10 right away with a Resmed F30 full face hybrid mask. Started getting the hang of things by the end of the first month, then fell off the next couple months. Doctor ripped me a new one at that next visit and tried to do better. Caught the Flu and a bad cold back to back which hindered most progress for November. Been consistent this month as far as using my machine, but trying to work out the kinks. Seem to slowly be getting there but still hitting a wall, usually only get about 3 hours of sleep before taking my mask off in my sleep or waking up. Working through bad sleep habits, usually fall back asleep with the mask off after waking up so trying to break that habit. Also working on sleep position trying to help flow limitations, usually a back sleeper but trying to sleep on my side. So far the data seems slightly worse than before, but I need a few more nights to gather data before I can say for sure. Also have a soft cervical collar on the way to try to help with that. Will probably post some OSCAR charts soon to seek advice. Hoping with time I can get longer nights sleep with the mask.
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RE: New here! Trying to figure out this whole CPAP therapy thing
btbderek, Welcome to Apnea Board!

Posting screenshots of your OSCAR charts would be a big help.  For Windows use F12, Mac Fn + F12, or from the menu bar View > Take Screenshot.

There are also links in my signature on how to organize your charts, and how to get them in a forum post.

Our Wiki also has a great deal of information: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki
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RE: New here! Trying to figure out this whole CPAP therapy thing
[Image: attachment.php?aid=46616]Thanks Jeff, here’s my OSCAR chart from last night. I actually managed to get about 5 and a half hours of sleep in one go, something I haven’t managed to do in a long time. Slept on my side again. Feel very well rested, but lower back is a bit sore which is unusual, wondering if my body was busy/turning a lot in my sleep to cause that. 

Doing this from my phone, I think I have posted the OSCAR chart correctly, if not please let me know. Thanks!
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RE: New here! Trying to figure out this whole CPAP therapy thing
Is there anyway for me to edit the title of this thread? Not seeing edit button for original post. Was just going to change it to btbderek’s therapy thread as I saw others doing this and it being suggested in one of the stickied threads. Thanks!
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RE: btbderek’s therapy thread
Thread name change done! Merry Christmas!!!

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RE: btbderek’s therapy thread
Thanks Crimson! Merry Christmas!!
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RE: btbderek’s therapy thread
Hi, btbderek  I'm not seeing the chart.  Here's a link to the OSCAR Help Wiki, which has a section on chart organization and how to post screenshots:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...OSCAR_Help

Wishing you all the best for 2023!
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RE: btbderek’s therapy thread
   

Lucid, does it look like it come through on your end this time? My chart for Dec 25th should be right above this text.

Funny enough, the chart I posted into the reply to Jeff still shows up for me on my phone and laptop. and Thank you very much! Hope you have a great upcoming new year too!
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RE: btbderek’s therapy thread
Let's set your min to closer to your therapeutic pressure. Hopefully that will better control your flow limits.
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RE: btbderek’s therapy thread
Thank you for the advice Gideon! I will get that adjusted and come back with data. Going to start off with a smaller increase and work my way up, set to 10.0 figure I will give it a couple nights then bump up to 12, and so on. Just now got used to not using a ramp, so I figured I’d ease into it slightly to make sure I can get to sleep with each increase of pressure. If that approach doesn’t seem like the right way to tackle it, please let me know. Thanks!
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