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by AFAFAF
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.

Well pretty much the dr said if the machine is not working he doesn't know what else to do, so that's helpful... I'm currently on Lexapro and Olanzapine, but I think I was on them for a while until symptoms started to appear (sleeping 12 hours, tiredness) so didn't think it caused it. And psychiatri...
by AFAFAF
Fri Nov 19, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.

Ah yeah the min stayed at 7. Sorry the photos were out of order, so I think the first one was with 6. What are flow limitations? I guess I'll adjust EPR and see if there's a difference. I guess I can try increase the min afterwards and see if that helps too. I tightened my mask a fair bit, and now l...
by AFAFAF
Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.

Seems I'm getting consistently around 2-3 AHI. Still don't feel much improvement. Any tips based off these recent 3 days?
by AFAFAF
Wed Nov 03, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.

Can you explain why you think I have many sleep disturbances? Maybe I just don't remember them but I feel like I usually just sleep through them.
by AFAFAF
Wed Nov 03, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why would a bilevel be used instead of an APAP
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Why would a bilevel be used instead of an APAP

I get they have two different pressures for inhale/exhale, but when would one need a bilevel instead of APAP?

If they are to treat centrals, why not an ASV?
by AFAFAF
Wed Nov 03, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.

That's unfortunate. I wonder if I should just stop using it if it's making me feel worse on it than off.
by AFAFAF
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Want OSCAR advice. Feeling desperate

I'm sleeping 12+ hours and not feeling too great (feeling worse on CPAP than without). Some Cheyne Stokes Respiration has appeared too should I be concerned?
by AFAFAF
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Want OSCAR advice!

What about from the sleep test? I just feel really awful on the machine and don't know what to do.

24 obstructive
45 Central
252 Hypopnea

Wouldn't most of the Hypopnea be central based?
by AFAFAF
Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Want OSCAR advice!

Turned EPR off. First couple days it looked better. Although I felt relatively the same. But now I've started leaking but feel just as crappy as usual. People have suggested I may need ASV due to how many central apneas I have. Attached is sleep study, and first day with EPR off.
by AFAFAF
Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: What graphs/data in OSCAR to show to get advice?

1..Do you take any meds of any kind? If so, what are they? olanzapine (2.5mg) and escipratolam (20mg) 2..Where do you live?...and at what altitude? Sydney around 96m altitude. 3..Are you actually sleeping very much with the mask and machine on? Or doing a lot of laying awake with mask and machine on...
by AFAFAF
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: What graphs/data in OSCAR to show to get advice?

Here are my last three days. I've been feeling even more tired on the machine than off, so feeling quite hopeless tbh. Bit of a headache today when upped from 4 to 5 min, but might just be from poor sleep.
by AFAFAF
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Want advice. Feeling worse on CPAP than off.

Just want to know what DATA from OSCAR I should show to get advice. Also how many days worth of too. Thanks!

E: Graphs now posted for advice.

E2: I feel worse on the machine than without. Sleeping even longer than my usual 12 hours a day. Not too sure what to do ...
by AFAFAF
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier

Don't know if it will damage it since resmed cleaning guide says use mild soap so thought I'd ask.
by AFAFAF
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier

Yeah. With metal plate at bottom. Thanks.
by AFAFAF
Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Can I use antibacterial soap on humidifier

I know not to use it on the mask. But can I use it to clean my humidifier?