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Feeling Bad Over Good Scores: Help Please
#51
RE: Feeling Bad Over Good Scores: Help Please
I saw my doctor last month regarding my flow limits and how the A10 for Her "soft" mode might help. He was ready to write me a script for the new machine, but I said to wait (until I have more research with you guys). He appeared to be sympathetic and understood. He was in a hurry though.

Also, exactly how high are my Flow Limits compared to others? That might help me get the VAuto.
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#52
RE: Feeling Bad Over Good Scores: Help Please
Exactly how much more are your flow limits compared with others?  That is very hard to say, you can look at your flow limitations chart and see how many you have. Flow limitations ARE apnea but they are untimed and smaller. Some people are bothered by flow limitations and others are not. 

You complained about feeling tired even with AHI being low. That is classic for having problems with FL. And that is why I suggest raising your min. We try to stop FL with EPR but the low pressure needs to be high enough to control the FL.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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#53
RE: Feeling Bad Over Good Scores: Help Please
The last chart has FL at .22. That level can be disruptive.

Here's a pointer on getting a higher level PAP. Begin noting the symptoms and complaints you've got with therapy and if there's limitations of settings or comfort on the current PAP. Compile this list and tell doc about this.
Dave

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Thank you, Mr. Dave.!
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RE: Feeling Bad Over Good Scores: Help Please
For your information, the machine you have works as a bipap to EPR of 3. The VAUTO allow a higher pressure. Yours goes up to 20 cm of pressure. Some people on this site need even more pressure than that to open up an airway. The VAUTO can go to 25. 

Now imagine you need 23cm of pressure to open up your airway- your exhale would 20 with an EPR of 3. You notice the resistance at 4 think what it would be like at 20 and that is the reason for the VAUTO. 

I Don’t think the VAUTO would make any difference for you. But let’s see how you do with the new settings.
Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed  Cervical Collar - Dealing w DME - Chart Organizing
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#56
RE: Feeling Bad Over Good Scores: Help Please
I mentioned the VAUTO because several other board members previously commented it might be better for me. We'll see how tonight goes and I will post tomorrow morning. I feel really zombie terrible today.

Thank you for your assistance.

Still TiredOne
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#57
RE: Feeling Bad Over Good Scores: Help Please
    New settings of minimum pressure 8 and EPR 3, Oscar report as requested for 4/17. Feel terrible, like I haven't slept, even though I've gotten almost 8 hours each night for the last 2 nights using this pressure setting. I don't have last night's report (8 min. pressure/EPR 3) because I forgot to put the SD card back in my APAP.  Scores for 4/18/21 (no graphs) were  AHI 4.0 and Leaks: 5L/min.

Thank you for your assistance.

Still Tired.
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#58
RE: Feeling Bad Over Good Scores: Help Please
Correction: 4/18 AHI was .40; 

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