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Bax (@tbaxter33)

CPAP Intolerance

Sleep Health | Last Active: Jul 13 5:58pm | Replies (51)

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Hi John;
I’ve had issues for the past year with the apap. Things were going well for awhile then for some reason went awry after I moved to Tennessee. Naturally I worry that the breathing difficulty is a symptom of restrictive lung disease, which it may not be.
Yes, I too have fewer events but if the machine wakes me up maybe it doesn’t matter.
I know how to adjust the settings so maybe I’ll do some experimenting.
I’ve been referred to a sleep dr/pulmonologist here, but can’t see him until August.
I hate to say it, but most progress I’ve made is due to my own tinkering and what I’ve read on cpaptalk.com or YouTube.
I did turn the pressure up after one nurse practitioner suggested it and that helped for awhile but not the last few nights.
I could try turning it down and see what happens.

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Mine was set to run from 8 to 18 and it was always at 18 when it woke me up. When I press the ramp button it drops the pressure to 4 and works up to 8 and up as needed. I ended up learning how to tweak the settings myself also and set the high end for 12 which was where I was getting my best numbers earlier.