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by JohnBFisher
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: ASV people, I'd love some feedback. New to this.
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: ASV people, I'd love some feedback. New to this.

I got an ASV machine a week ago, and thanks to pugsy and other members of this forum, its been working great. Glad to hear it's working well for you. There is a lot to say for the power of a group like this. We can learn from the experiences of others. And that can make all the difference. Happy dr...
by JohnBFisher
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: Questions about SleepyHead and ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Questions about SleepyHead and ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV

palerider wrote:I'm trying to prod jedimark into getting those and a couple other small things fixed, and releasing a minor upgrade in the near future.

Thank you from all of us!!
by JohnBFisher
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: Help interpreting data -- all CAs??
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Help interpreting data -- all CAs??

Agreed. If that chart is common, then the CA events should be addressed. Print and bring that to your sleep doctor. Discuss it with your doctor to see what your doctor recommends. If your doctor won't address it, find another doctor.
by JohnBFisher
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: Central Apnea
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Central Apnea

...First night back on ASV...no centrals... Of course, if you look at the waveform data you will see (as you obviously know), that there were no centrals because your machine steps in before the central can occur. I know that when I fall asleep the pressure really ramps up. It used to awaken me. No...
by JohnBFisher
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: New User... Cheyne Stokes reading has me concerned
Replies: 11
Views: 1146

Re: New User... Cheyne Stokes reading has me concerned

Shoot! Googling your symptoms even when you feel well is a good way to convince yourself that death is stalking you!!
by JohnBFisher
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: My BiPAP ASV Adv. Does NOT Want me to Fall Asleep!
Replies: 15
Views: 2356

Re: My BiPAP ASV Adv. Does NOT Want me to Fall Asleep!

... My machine does a great job syncing to my breathing. I do notice it kicking in on its own and I think to myself "Wow. I had no idea I wasn't breathing. That's awesome -- it's got my back.." ... Perfectly described!! And you're right. I went from REALLY DREADING falling asleep to longi...
by JohnBFisher
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: Need help with recent ASV results with AirCurve 10
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Need help with recent ASV results with AirCurve 10

If your mask is leaking a great deal, as it appears to be, then you probably can get some better results by adjusting it. Tight, but not too tight. Too loose and it leaks. Too tight and it leaks. That "Goldilocks" zone can be frustrating to find. Worst case, you might need to really push f...
by JohnBFisher
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: My BiPAP ASV Adv. Does NOT Want me to Fall Asleep!
Replies: 15
Views: 2356

Re: My BiPAP ASV Adv. Does NOT Want me to Fall Asleep!

MisterClean, welcome to the wonderful world of central sleep apnea. From your descriptions it sounds as if you suffer the some of the same issues that I do. In particular, as you fall asleep you fail to breathe regularly. That causes you to feel as if the machine is forcing you to breathe - even if ...
by JohnBFisher
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: Cheyne-Stokes Respiration -- When to go to ASV machine?
Replies: 11
Views: 3023

Re: Cheyne-Stokes Respiration -- When to go to ASV machine?

Me? Oh, I've got a great neurologist, who also specializes in sleep medicine. I've had all sorts of tests ... MRIs, Neuro-Psychology, Neuro-Ophthalmologist, Modified Barium Swallow Test, Sleep Studies .. You name it. I have Sporadic OPCA (Olivoponotocerebellar Atrophy). That is, my cerebellum and br...
by JohnBFisher
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: Any bad experiences with ASV?
Replies: 6
Views: 763

Re: Any bad experiences with ASV?

I can't even tell there is air coming through right unless I hold my breathe and see if the mask reacts. ... I thought the ramp was suppose to slowly go up until it got to the right place and then stay on the higher air flow. My does just the opposite. Any one have any suggestions??? Seajay, I can'...
by JohnBFisher
Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: Difference between ASV and BiPap ST
Replies: 25
Views: 11235

Re: Difference between ASV and BiPap ST

The devices that actually "breathe for you" are called "ventilators" and use higher pressures. Despite the adaptive servo "VENTILATOR" term, the A10 ASV is limited to 25 cmH2O pressure and isn't like "real" ventilators. Archangle, you normally provide very go...
by JohnBFisher
Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: Cheyne-Stokes Respiration -- When to go to ASV machine?
Replies: 11
Views: 3023

Re: Cheyne-Stokes Respiration -- When to go to ASV machine?

Archangle, it sounds as if the OP and his doctor understand the cause of the PB. There is no "cure". There is just learning to manage the symptoms. In this case, it appears taking medication is all that's required. In addition to the more common heart issues, periodic breathing can be a ma...
by JohnBFisher
Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: asv machines
Replies: 11
Views: 2034

Re: asv machines

I think it is worth pointing out the PRS1 950 for $300 is a good deal, provided it doesn't have a huge number of hours on it, and has been kept out of a smoking environment. The machine has never been in contact with the patient, other than control knobs, and I would not worry about it being "...
by JohnBFisher
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: My ASV settings vs. ABPAP settings?
Replies: 10
Views: 1199

Re: My ASV settings vs. ABPAP settings?

... I thought part of the reason for being on a ABPAP or ASV was the comfort and toleration. ... Ugh! Your medical team should make a SPECIFIC recommendation based upon your symptoms. If you have central sleep apnea or some variant, such as complex (or mixed) sleep apnea, then you should have the A...
by JohnBFisher
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea (CLICK HERE TO READ POSTS)
Topic: asv machines
Replies: 11
Views: 2034

Re: asv machines

I use the PR System One Model 50 ASV unit. It's one drawback is that it beeps like mad if the pressure can not be maintained. It means you need to either use a Q Tip head to muffle the beeper, or learn how to avoid large leaks from your mask. Otherwise it is a great unit. It's allowing me to get a g...