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Post: #11
RE: increase in pressure
(07-30-2012 05:35 PM)lonnieb Wrote:  the next night that was 10 days ago and I get it feeling good have every night with it on auto
How you feel is the most important and the leak is well below the accepted leak 24.
Congrats
07-30-2012 05:46 PM
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Post: #12
RE: increase in pressure
While one of the objectives for the turbinate surgery may have been to lessen the pressure needed to treat your OSA, I can't imagine that was the major reason for doing the surgery, particularly since your pressure before surgery was relatively low. Wasn't the main purpose of the surgery to also ease your daytime nasal obstruction? After alowing time for healing, your daytime breathing should definitely improve, at which point, your OSA treatment pressures may lessen. But even if those pressures don't change, as long as your AHI is great and your are feeling refresed in the morning and breathing better during the day, you could consider your surgery successful.
07-30-2012 06:28 PM
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Post: #13
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BabyDoc
you are so right the major purpose was the nasal obstruction and all the problems i had with sinus inffections sometimes 3 months at a time and the difficulty i had just to control that was in it self a job and I am already much better so to me it was a very successful surgery and i am breathing so much better maybe the 7 was to low all the time i dont know but puting back on 7 didnt work but auto works fine.
07-30-2012 07:05 PM
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Post: #14
RE: increase in pressure
(07-30-2012 08:10 AM)lonnieb Wrote:  I have been on my CPAP for about 6 months with the machine being on 7, after Turbinate Reduction I put the machine on auto after talking to my Dr. The pressure is runing about avg of 11 now with a 12/LH and a AHI 0.3. Does someone know why it went up to 11 when 7 was what they said i needed only 6 months ago,is this becouse the leaks

There's no way to know what would have happened if you'd have put the machine in auto mode before you had the surgery. It could very well be that the the pressure of 7 that was established during your sleep study was just too low.

Also, it could be that there is still swelling after your surgery, and that after the swelling goes down, the pressure will drop.

Since your doctor has advised you to set your machine this way, and wants to see your data on your next visit, I would follow his instructions. It often takes a while for our bodies to adjust to a new pressure setting and we have to wait several weeks to see what effect it will have on our AHI.

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07-30-2012 10:06 PM
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Post: #15
RE: increase in pressure
Since your doctor has advised you to set your machine this way, and wants to see your data on your next visit, I would follow his instructions. It often takes a while for our bodies to adjust to a new pressure setting and we have to wait several weeks to see what effect it will have on our AHI.

------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sleepster: you are right it may have been low to start with, i did try the 7 one night and it was not good ,after seting to auto i fell lots better I check the stats on my machine each morning and i have AHI of 0.2 - 0.3 once 0.5 so its runing good ,the leak is about 11 to 12MH and the preesure is about 11.2 or a little under that so many all is good have appoitment 8/17 with DR.Maybe he can explane the higher pressure.
thank you for taking the time to help me----thank all of you
07-31-2012 09:31 AM
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