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iw717
Unread post  Post subject: Newbie here  |  Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:10 am

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Hi sorry im a newbie. just need some advice on what to set my pressures at. still fiddling with my pressures.
thank you for all your kind advice.


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LSAT
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:45 am

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Over all you are doing great. Increasing your min to 7-8 and max to 12+ should get rid of most Hs...Pressure adjustments will not get rid of your CAs.. With a low minimum pressure, you could also turn off ramp.


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:26 am
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PAP Mask: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask
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Pressure Setting: Depends on the machine as I actually have more than one

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How long have you been using the machine?
Are you having trouble sleeping? If so, any idea why?


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iw717
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:01 am

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Thank you for your advices.

Hi Pugsy.
I have been on cpap for almost 1 month and this is my first machine. I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and had a ahi of 50ish. I am also suffering from eustachian tube dysfunction for 2 months now and also have some wierd congestion that doctors cant seem to see.

Right now with cpap ive been getting great sleep, its just i keep getting up at times. But i do get up routinely at 4:50 am for my religious purposes. Other than that i get up for a drink or toilet break thats about it


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:38 am
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There's no urgent need to do much with the pressures at this time.
In light of the ear issues....I wouldn't go messing with the pressures as in increasing them. There's a potential for making the ear problem worse and since there is no urgent need to increase the pressure then I wouldn't do it right now.

The bulk of your AHI is central/clear airway apneas and more pressure is unlikely to fix them and they may be false positive flagging anyway due to the frequent wake ups.

The machine is going up to your maximum and pretty much staying there so it wants to go higher but it can't...but in this situation maybe letting it go higher will cause the ear issues to worsen...and since the OAs and hyponeas (what more pressure can fix) aren't really a problem then I would leave things alone for the time being.

Instead work on maybe not quite so many wake ups if at all possible.

Try to figure out why you keep waking up....is it mask comfort or fit or just something else?

What medications do you take? Sometimes medication side effects will be a factor in unwanted wake ups.


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iw717
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:21 am

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Thank u Pugsy.
The reason i wake up is a lot of bathroom visits.
And also i think im having tinnitus quite bad i usually leave the tv on... to mask the tinnitus.
That might be whats waking me up soo much.


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:21 am
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Are you male and of the age that the old prostate causes the frequent bathroom breaks?

Or do you wake up and go pee just because you figure you might as well go but there really isn't an urgent need?


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iw717
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:22 am

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I am male yes but i sont have protate cancer. I think i wake up and pee because of how much water i drink because of the medication for eustachian tube dysfunction drys me up and i drink more water to compensate


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:00 am
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It's not just prostate cancer....mainly it's BPH that causes the nocturia...prostate enlarges and hardens and presses on the bladder causing a sensation of a full bladder...but it is not full.

Of course it might just be your fluid intact also....so deal with that the best you can and later once the fluid intake can be reduce you can evaluate the pee break numbers at that time.


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iw717
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie here  |  Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:05 am

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hey pugsy.

thank you for your reply.
i dont know if i have that i will get that checked. thank you soo much.


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