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my Respiratory Rate is high, is this a problem?
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my Respiratory Rate is high, is this a problem?
[attachment=12742][attachment=12742][attachment=12742][attachment=12741]Hi All,
My respiratory rate varies pretty dramatically at night.  I'm often at the limits of Sleepyhead to report.  I also weAr a Biostrap, wrist pulse oximeter, which confirms rates in the low 30's periodically through the night. I also do to see a correlation to increased heart rate.  During a recent night, according to the wrist device, i experienced the following rates:
Time              Respiratory Rate  Heart Rate
11:45PM                     28                  60
12:30AM                  29                   61
3:10AM                       30                   65
3:20AM                       29                   63
4:50AM                       28                   66


I've attached my latest Sleepyhead screen shots, in case you have questions.  Brief explanation: I started BiPap ST therapy in Oct/Nov of last year.  It was ineffective and I stopped therapy while fighting with docs and insurance to get an additional study.  New doc and now CPAP, the last three months show results on CPAP.  I now have my third doc and 4th sleep study scheduled tonight.  I'm concerned about my respiaroty rate in additions to my concerns about being properly diagnosed and getting on the right therapy.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
JP
 
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RE: my Respiratory Rate is high, is this a problem?
Ugh!  Attachments reattached and rotated to landscape view. Sorry!
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RE: my Respiratory Rate is high, is this a problem?
What do you see with your O2 sat levels during the rapid breathing? Do you see a drop and then O2 sat comes back up after you start breathing faster?
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The overview pages don't tell the full story. Please post a daily page. Give us one showing the whole night and one showing a zoomed in section (about 2 minutes) of a section with high respiration rate. We specifically need to see the detail in the flow rate.
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We need to see detailed chart and it would be best to show a 2-minute closeup of the flow rate showing the high respiration rate. Why were you prescribed ST?
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