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JudyBJ

JudyBJ
Joined Oct 2016
JudyBJ
Joined Oct 2016

CommunicativeGoldFox4076, I also have a pacemaker and AFib, and have a ResMed AirSense10. When I first got it (on Medicare), my pulmonologist set the pressure at maximum (20 lbs.) -- I could not sleep at all and had air bubbles coming into my mouth and also out of the corner of my eye. Neither this doctor nor anyone in his office nor in the equipment place were of any help. The doc said he had never heard of any such thing, but finally, after I sent him some examples I googled off the internet, he re-set the pressure to 10 lbs., and I began sleeping fine. But he was so unhelpful that I switched to a different medical group, had another sleep study done and was re-set to 6 lbs., which also works fine. Apparently, to change the pressure, a doctor has to do it. Ask your primary care doctor to see if he/she can get you another CPAP machine, and lower your pressure until you are able to sleep. After that, you can work on the oxygen matter. You are NOT expecting too much, to have your sleep doctor answer your questions in a prompt manner, especially since you have severe obstructive sleep apnea which is definitely bad for those with atrial fibrillation. Ask your primary care doctor to recommend a better sleep doctor, or if you can just work with him/her, go with that. BTW, are you signed up on the great free forum for those with AFib, StopAfib.org. Lots of Afib help there, and also some on sleep apnea. Hang in there! JudyBj