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NCBIKER Offline

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Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: RESMED AUTOSET 2
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMED
Humidifier: HUMIDARE
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #1
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slept first night with machine about 6 hours and did well i thought . Have not been able to keep it on more than a few hours since. Trouble getting to sleep with it even with use of ambien seems to stress me out. I have increased my ramp time and lowered my pressure to 6 thinking it mite help me get used to it. Any ideas out there seems the ambien almost reverses on me. Dont know if its that or the aniexty over the machine.
03-29-2015 07:56 PM
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Crimson Nape Offline

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Posts: 1,325
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: P-10 / F&P Simplus / DreamWear
Humidifier: H5i w/Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 8 - EPR 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS-50F & 50IW

Sex: Male
Location: Georgia

Post: #2
RE: new user
Welcome to the forum. What did your sleep study show? Since Ambien works on the same part of the brain that controls breathing it can cause an increase in apneas.

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03-29-2015 08:35 PM
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Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #3
RE: new user
You also show you're using a Resmed 8. Is that accurate? The 8 has been out of fashion for quite awhile, so I'm guessing you either purchased it or was given it? The thing is, an older machine may have lots of hours on it, and may not be producing the pressure it is supposed to. So have it tested at a DME to make sure it's doing right.

The other thing is the "not being able to keep it on" thing. Why not? What is it that is inspiring you to remove it?

Please let us know as much as you can about what's going on so we can try to help.

By the way: Welcome to the board.
03-29-2015 08:45 PM
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truetopath Offline

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Posts: 421
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #4
RE: new user
Welcome to the board! And I second what RG said we need more info.
03-29-2015 08:57 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: new user
Hi NCBIKER,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy and fine tuning it.

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03-29-2015 09:03 PM
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me50 Offline

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Posts: 2,559
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #6
RE: new user
(03-29-2015 07:56 PM)NCBIKER Wrote:  slept first night with machine about 6 hours and did well i thought . Have not been able to keep it on more than a few hours since. Trouble getting to sleep with it even with use of ambien seems to stress me out. I have increased my ramp time and lowered my pressure to 6 thinking it mite help me get used to it. Any ideas out there seems the ambien almost reverses on me. Dont know if its that or the aniexty over the machine.

First, I don't think increasing your ramp time will help you. If you can get by without the ramp, especially with a lower pressure, turn the ramp off. I also think lowering your pressure is not a good idea. If anything, I would turn the ramp off and put the pressure back to 8 or maybe even 9.

ALSO, if you don't have your sleep study results including your data points (you did have a sleep study didn't you), then get a copy of it.
03-29-2015 09:38 PM
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Posts: 26
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: REMstar Pro C-Flex+
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #7
RE: new user
Welcome!

When I first started using my machine I took melatonin to help me get to sleep while I adjusted to having something on my face. It didn't take long until I found I was sleeping fine with the melatonin. Maybe a different sleep aid would work better for you?

From what I understand, it is better the keep the pressure up at your prescribed setting, otherwise you could be waking yourself up with apneas despite using the machine.

Stick with it though and keep at it until you find what helps. It is worth it! Good luck!
03-29-2015 11:59 PM
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me50 Offline

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Posts: 2,559
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #8
RE: new user
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03-30-2015 12:35 AM
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