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Hang in there for more answers to your question.
You might try to find another doctor if you aren't getting anywhere with the one you have now.
Best of luck to you and I know you are having a bit of a rough time right now but I just encourage you to stick with your CPAP therapy.
Okay so I installed ResScan software imported my data from sd card and it lists AHI of either 0 or .1 for every day in the last year I am still confused....
Okay so I really dont know how to use either sleepyhead or rescan very well yet but I guess it gives an average ahi of 0 on resscan and when i click on each individual day it will show anywhere from 0 to .4. I do not see anywhere in resscan to see leaks. It seems as though my number for ahi are the same from resscan to sleepyhead if you just ignore the negative in front of it. So heres what i am wondering most now .... if my AHI is so low why do I still feel so horrible? Also if my AHI lists 0 on a given night then why is my auto cpap still titrating up on its own? I will continue reading and researching hoping to learn something that helps but if you can help that would be great!
In ResScan, open your patient file. Click on a day on the left hand column. Then click on the Summary Graphs tab. This will be for all the data ResScan has so far. One of the graphs will say "Leak" and will have a red line going across the graph. You want all those graph columns in that one to be below the red line. If they are regularly above it, then you have a leak issue. The data for leaks during that time is skewed.
You can view it also in the "Detailed Graphs" tab which is data for just that selected day.
In SleepyHead, go to File, Preferences. IN the CPAP tab, make sure your mask is set right (and make sure it is set on the machine, too) but set the Leak Mode to "Unintentional Leaks".
A mask is designed to intentionally leak through the vent hole. The machine takes this into account. This is why you have to tell the S9 what type of mask you have. You want to keep the leak rate below 24mL which is the red line in ResScan.
Continuing to feel tired after 2yrs of therapy is not normal. Have they checked you for other problems such as low thyroid, low blood pressure, diabetes, etc etc etc?
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