why i have high respiratory rate?

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sleepyzzzz
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why i have high respiratory rate?

Post by sleepyzzzz » Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:28 pm

I'm 6ft 250lbs male.
My symptoms is arousals when dreaming with pounding/racing heart beat which i'm taking a bunch of meds to sedate me/slow heart beat.
I was reading more about tidal volume, minute vent and respiratory rate.

It looks like I'm within range for TD, MV, but i have high RR.
Anyone knows why from graphs AND what can I do about it?

appreciated.
https://imgur.com/a/AcLSaRT

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robysue1
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Re: why i have high respiratory rate?

Post by robysue1 » Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:43 pm

sleepyzzzz wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:28 pm
I'm 6ft 250lbs male.
My symptoms is arousals when dreaming with pounding/racing heart beat which i'm taking a bunch of meds to sedate me/slow heart beat.
I was reading more about tidal volume, minute vent and respiratory rate.

It looks like I'm within range for TD, MV, but i have high RR.
Anyone knows why from graphs AND what can I do about it?

appreciated.
https://imgur.com/a/AcLSaRT
The chart that you posted does seem to have a respiratory rate that seems rather high.

I would bring this up to the doctor who is treating you for the pounding/racing heart beat while dreaming. High respiratory rates can be associated with a number of different medical conditions and whether it's related to the condition you're currently taking medication for is worth asking the doctor who prescribed the medication.

For what it's worth: Your OSA seems nicely under control with your current (fixed) BiPAP settings. Why were you prescribed a BiPAP in the first place?

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Re: why i have high respiratory rate?

Post by palerider » Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:21 pm

sleepyzzzz wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:28 pm
I'm 6ft 250lbs male.
My symptoms is arousals when dreaming with pounding/racing heart beat which i'm taking a bunch of meds to sedate me/slow heart beat.
I was reading more about tidal volume, minute vent and respiratory rate.

It looks like I'm within range for TD, MV, but i have high RR.
Anyone knows why from graphs AND what can I do about it?

appreciated.
https://imgur.com/a/AcLSaRT
Let's zoom in on one of the spots where it's showing the really high RR, I'm suspicious that it's not legitimate. We've seen that often where the RR is incorrectly reported as high.

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