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changing pressure on apap
#1
Help changing pressure on a remstar system one auto apap when I go to setup then ramp start it will only let me go from what was set which is 9 down to 4 it will not let me go upward.Also I didn't get a manual with my machine should I of?Thanks
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#2
a I did get permission from doc he thinks min.pressure is to low because my 90%is betwwen 16,5 to 19
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#3
You should have gotten the basic manual. They remove the Clinicians manual, but you can get that here.
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

Not sure what you are asking...if you want to change the ramp start pressure, you can change it to start from 4 or closer to your minimum pressure.

If your 90% pressure is 16, a more efficient pressure range would be 14-20. Set ramp to start at 9.

You don't say what your AHI is.....watch for Clear Airways when raising pressure.

If you can post a screenshot of a typical night, we can give your more accurate answers.
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#4
(05-18-2016, 06:02 AM)bigcat Wrote: Help changing pressure on a remstar system one auto apap when I go to setup then ramp start it will only let me go from what was set which is 9 down to 4 it will not let me go upward.Also I didn't get a manual with my machine should I of?Thanks
To change the minimum pressure setting you must be in the clinician's set up menu, not the patient set up menu. Get the clinical manual for your machine. It will tell you how to get into the clinical set up menu and change the settings.
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#5
thanks guys telling me to take a screenshot is very new to me im very new to computers so bare with me.My ahi was 4.7 last night 90%pressure was 19,thanks for your quick answers I really appreciate it
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#6
hey thanks so much it worked I put min.to 12 to try and max is still 20.ThanksOne more thing is a nasal mask more comfortable then a full face mask and if I would like to try one can I buy one from the place that set up my machine or do I have to go through the doctor.Again thanks so much you guys have been super helpful
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#7
There's no prescription involved with a mask, so you can just contact the DME (durable medical equipment) people who provided your APAP machine.

You might want to ask people's opinion about whether or not a nasal mask will seal well at the treatment pressures you use.

I use a nasal mask and like it, but my treatment pressure is only 11.0 cm (fixed).

(05-18-2016, 07:57 AM)bigcat Wrote: hey thanks so much it worked I put min.to 12 to try and max is still 20.ThanksOne more thing is a nasal mask more comfortable then a full face mask and if I would like to try one can I buy one from the place that set up my machine or do I have to go through the doctor.Again thanks so much you guys have been super helpful

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#8
ok thanks any other peoples info I sure would listen if you think my pressure is to high for a nasal mask,i sleep on my side and thought maybe it would be easier and not break my seal
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#9
You might want to start a new thread to ask people.

(05-18-2016, 08:49 AM)bigcat Wrote: ok thanks any other peoples info I sure would listen if you think my pressure is to high for a nasal mask,i sleep on my side and thought maybe it would be easier and not break my seal

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#10
Hi bigcat,
Ask your DME about trying a different mask, it's can be the hardest part of this therapy, so don't be shy about trying different ones, 'till you find the one that works for you.
Good luck finding a mask.
trish6hundred
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