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by Miss Emerita
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: pressure response on Airsense 11
Replies: 11
Views: 145

Re: pressure response on Airsense 11

Just so you know: not all flow-limited inspiration is flagged in Oscar, I think because the ResMed data don't provide a basis. You can zoom in on your flow rate in Oscar (try 1 minute intervals) to see what your flow traces look like. Some people aren't bothered by FLs at all; others are bothered a ...
by Miss Emerita
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Need help keeping my mouth open!
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: Need help keeping my mouth open!

Needtosleep, you may start feeling better once you have the ASV. I hope so! About air in your mouth: is the problem that your cheeks blow up? This is often called chipmunk cheeks. It'd help to know if that's what's bugging you.
by Miss Emerita
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: What is your biggest CPAP struggle?

After around 3 years on PAP, I say +1 to all the posts so far! I also want to advocate for treating the first days/weeks of PAP differently from the end-state you want your patients to achieve. I posted my thoughts about this a while back and wanted to repost them here. Depending on who you ask, bet...
by Miss Emerita
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: should I try AVAPS/IVAPS for shallow breathing?
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: should I try AVAPS/IVAPS for shallow breathing?

What did your doctor say about the "very shallow" breathing? About your daytime problems? It seems wise to follow up with the doctor before considering an AVAPS or IVAPS machine. In the data you provide, your median tidal volume looks fine, but your respiration rate looks somewhat low. More about RR...
by Miss Emerita
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Therapy Consistency
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Therapy Consistency

It would be useful to see a screen shot of your Overview page, with maybe a 3-month lookback. The main parts to include would be: Events Pressure Leaks Usage. In the one piece of Oscar information you provided, you are maxing out on pressure within the pressure range of your settings. Before thinkin...
by Miss Emerita
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Advice/Guidance on my journey back into CPAP
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Advice/Guidance on my journey back into CPAP

You're getting such good advice here. I would suggest trying palerider's recommended revision to your pressure settings first to see whether that takes care of the problem. You might want to start by raising your minimum to 8. (That will also allow you to get the full effect of the nice EPR right at...
by Miss Emerita
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Changing BiPAP Settings
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Changing BiPAP Settings

What is happening to cause the breaks in therapy? A need to urinate? Getting up for some other reason? Or??
by Miss Emerita
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: DEEP/REM sleep pattern with cpap
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: DEEP/REM sleep pattern with cpap

I sometimes use my Dreem device, which has an EEG capacity, and when I got a Fitbit, I compared the results the two devices produced. The Fitbit output deviated from the Dreem output a lot, and given the superior data collection the Dreem can do, I trust it over the Fitbit. So, don't assume the Fitb...
by Miss Emerita
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Advice before I buy a CPAP
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Advice before I buy a CPAP

Ask potential sleep clinics or doctors what their follow-up procedures are.
by Miss Emerita
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Thank You
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Thank You

Aren't the people here great? Like you, I'd have chucked it if I hadn't got help from the forum members. A lot of the help is practical, and for me, some of it is psychological too -- just knowing I'm not alone with all the strange things that can happen.
by Miss Emerita
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Did you get your flu vaccine?
Replies: 84
Views: 2207

Re: Did you get your flu vaccine?

My second shingles shot yesterday really knocked me over. I was awake all night with chills, muscle pain, and fever. I was shaking so hard I couldn't sleep, but couldn't imagine being bale to walk up and down the stairs to get some Advil. Around 2AM I finally managed to go get the Advil. That helpe...
by Miss Emerita
Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Reading data from Oscar - Hypopnea's
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Reading data from Oscar - Hypopnea's

If you have a lot of nasal congestion, you might play around with the humidity. For some people, more helps with congestion; for others less is better. Also, you might ask your allergist about starting to use some medications to reduce the post-nasal drip, which is a special drag when you're using P...
by Miss Emerita
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Reading data from Oscar - Hypopnea's
Replies: 16
Views: 310

Re: Reading data from Oscar - Hypopnea's

Please follow Pugsy's advice! I would add one thing: you have some significant flow limitations along with the hypopneas. The FLs may be bothering you some at night -- or not. For some people, they are no bother at all. EPR can help with flow limitations, and I've seen knowledgeable people on other ...
by Miss Emerita
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Newbie - first impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Newbie - first impressions

Vich, good luck with the mask quest! Keep at it; the right mask fitted correctly to your unique face will really make the PAP experience better for you. If you follow the link Pugsy provided, you'll se the Reliance circuit alarm. I have one plugged into the circuit my machine is on. It makes a noise...
by Miss Emerita
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Closed MRI
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Closed MRI

I found a web page that might reassure you: https://info.iowaradiology.com/what-should-i-know-about-sedation-for-mri (Though why your doctor won't talk with you about this beats me.) What I take away is that you will feel relaxed, but you will not be sedated. I've had closed MRIs, and the best tip I...