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by Miss Emerita
Wed Jul 17, 2024 10:25 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Feel worse going from cpap to bipap
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: Feel worse going from cpap to bipap

For full emulation, turn off ramp and Easy Breathe. You can't turn off Easy Breathe in vAuto... it's part of the mode IIRC. Pretty sure they won't like it without EB. https://www.respshop.com/manuals/37212_clinician_menu.pdf Page 13. Many thanks. I had Easy Breathe confused with a different kind of...
by Miss Emerita
Tue Jul 16, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Feel worse going from cpap to bipap
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: Feel worse going from cpap to bipap

As far as the Bipap I honestly felt so bad a few days trying to use it that I'm wondering if it's even worth it at this point. The main reason was for my Dr to try and get me to higher levels. But from what my body is telling me, it does not like the separate inhale/exhale pressure of a BIpap. Phys...
by Miss Emerita
Tue Jul 16, 2024 11:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Afib worsens as OSA continues
Replies: 7
Views: 699

Re: Afib worsens as OSA continues

It'd be good to see a Sleep HQ chart, as CG has said. Also, I strongly recommend looping your cardiologist into the discussion of apnea and afib.
by Miss Emerita
Tue Jul 16, 2024 11:48 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OSCAR advice
Replies: 5
Views: 654

Re: OSCAR advice

Agreed! If you can post a Sleep HQ link, that would be ideal, because it'd be helpful to be able to zoom in on your flow rate. Sometimes data for the I:E ratio get a bit distorted depending on what your normal sleep breathing is like.
by Miss Emerita
Tue Jul 16, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Feel worse going from cpap to bipap
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: Feel worse going from cpap to bipap

Did your doctor explain why she thought you should have a higher IPAP? I'd suggest you put your VAuto in PAPVAuto mode and use settings that emulate your Airsense machine: EPAP min = 12 IPAP max = 14 PS = 2. For full emulation, turn off ramp and Easy Breathe. (One thing this change of mode should do...
by Miss Emerita
Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:59 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Feel worse going from cpap to bipap
Replies: 18
Views: 1556

Re: Feel worse going from cpap to bipap

Could you tell us a little more about the settings on the two machines? In particular, can you give us this information: Airsense 10: min = max = EPR = VAuto: min EPAP = max IPAP = PS =. If you don't know what your settings are on the VAuto, here are the instructions for getting into the clinical me...
by Miss Emerita
Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:39 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Is there an updated list of machines supported by OSCAR v1.5.3?
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Re: Is there an updated list of machines supported by OSCAR v1.5.3?

Looks like the answer is no. I found this, about what is described as a "minor release": Changes and fixes in OSCAR v1.5.3 Portions of OSCAR are © 2019-2024 by The OSCAR Team [fix] No name in user profile - user unable to access data. [fix] Daily Search: Add search at first install. [fix] Statistics...
by Miss Emerita
Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Advice on fine tuning my AS 11?
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Advice on fine tuning my AS 11?

Just last night's chart showed up. In general, everything is looking good. Do you think you were awake during that little flurry of CAs at the end of the night? Have you tried lowering your minimum? If you haven't tried that recently, you might want to see what happens. With lower pressures, your fl...
by Miss Emerita
Sat Jul 13, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: UARS or OSA
Replies: 7
Views: 1467

Re: UARS or OSA

It isn't really possible to diagnose UARS using the machine's data. You have fairly heavy flow limitations at some times and none at others, which raises the suspicion that the FLs are connected with your sleep posture. For example, you may be periodically tucking your chin toward your chest, which ...
by Miss Emerita
Fri Jul 12, 2024 11:58 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My First solid night of CPAP, how does this look?
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: My First solid night of CPAP, how does this look?

You're making progress! It's heartening that you felt somewhat rested and also felt your night's sleep wasn't too bad. Your flow limitations are not as heavy now that you're using EPR of 3 and a minimum of 7. You're doing great with leaks, which can be a problem for lots of people starting CPAP. If ...
by Miss Emerita
Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Switched to P10 for two weeks now, how is my sleep looking?
Replies: 1
Views: 2923

Re: Switched to P10 for two weeks now, how is my sleep looking?

As far as your therapy goes, your leaks seem acceptable. The concern, though, is whether they might be waking you up off and on during the night. Do you have any guesses about that? And yes, your eye problems might be from air leaking from the mask. Another possibility is that air from your vent is ...
by Miss Emerita
Thu Jul 11, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My First solid night of CPAP, how does this look?
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: My First solid night of CPAP, how does this look?

Congratulations on getting started! Most of your apnea events are non-obstructive. (CAs are clear/central apneas -- pauses in your breathing of 10 seconds or more while your airway is open.) All of those CAs come right after arousal breathing, which is deeper and more irregular breathing than good a...
by Miss Emerita
Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:58 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP that will work without humidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: CPAP that will work without humidifier

I warmly recommend that you get a ResMd Airsense 10 Autoset machine. You can buy a side panel to replace the water tank, yielding a more compact unit.

The presence or absence of the tank won’t affect your pressure, but there are plenty of good reasons to change machines.