Last night I know when I experienced the waking up 'jolt', heart racing, etc. I turned off my machine so I could take a look today if there was anything out of the ordinary but now looking I can't see when I turned off the machine so that I can see what happened just before. Am I missing something? I know it was within the first 15 - 30 min of turning the machine on.
Thanks Sierra. Yes on the 27th I had turned off Ramp and EPR. Is Flow limitation the same thing as an apnea? 8 years ago I was diagnosed with obstructive but some things I read almost sound like what I'm experiencing is centrals. Would central apneas show up on this report? I'm going to post a screenshot from last night at the bottom of this thread.
Do replies/comments have to be approved by a moderator first? I'm new to these boards and was trying to reply to my other post, I can see both comments I made in the last few minutes on my dashboard but when I look at the thread from my original posts my responses from today aren't there.
Not sure if I'm doing something wrong and thats preventing it from being posted.
Since I posted last, I could use some help deciphering if anything is showing up in my Oscar reports. Based on another suggestion I tried raising my min to 15 and EPR 2, but I felt like that was making it worse so I stopped and change it to min 14, no Ramp and no EPR. Last night this 'sensation' happened again and I'm trying to get in the habit of turning off the machine when it happens so I can see if OSCAR shows anything helpful the next day. For last night I tried to really zero in on just when I turned off the machine. Anything stick out from the Flow? I have an appointment with a neurologist about this in case it is something related to hypnic jerks or something else but was hoping to really rule out that this isn't something sleep apnea settings related or machine related (this seemed to start when i started using the AirSense 10).
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Still trying to learn OSCAR.
Since I posted last, I tried making some changes, the other night I tried raising minimum to 15 with EPR full time 2 but that felt worse. Now my minimum pressure is 14, no Ramp, no EPR. I had a solid week and a half were it never happened. I have an appointment on the books with a neurologist in July but really hoping to just eliminate that this is being caused by apnea or the machine itself. I haven't been very successful. I'm trying to learn OSCAR but its still all greek to me. Based on a suggestion I tried turning off my machine when it happened last night so that I could really see what OSCAR is recording when it happens instead of trying to guess based on the time.
If anything is jumping out or other suggestions so that I can at least rule out its apnea/machine related.
I'm looking at my results from last night and the night before and if I'm reading this right, looking at how much time my pressure goes above 13. I'm kind of perplexed why my doctor had my CPAP originally set at 13 and then with the new machine have a range of 4 - 14. I know my apnea could have gotten worse over the last 8+ years, I've definitely gained weight, but this seems like a big difference.
I tried the AutoSet last night, when I first got the AirSense, they had set the AutoSet at 4 - 14 which was way too low. I had changed it myself to 11 - 15, but when this waking/gasping/not breathing thing started again this past week is when I changed to CPAP 13 to hopefully mimic the system one that I never had problems with. Based on suggestions, last night I did AutoSet 12.8 - 18. I do not remember waking with that gasping problem, but I do remember waking up occasionally (not abnormal). I notice just as I'm falling asleep, both nights recorded show RERA event pretty early on and I'm wondering if that's the problem. Looking at my pressure range its clear I really need to leave it at least 13 - 18 if not higher. Still trying to learn OSCAR and make sense of what I'm looking at.
Thanks, yes I have tried the AutoSet mode, I only changed it to the CPAP mode the other night thinking that was part of the problem, that perhaps the minimum was what was causing the issues. I'll try again though to be able to compare the reports. I cant remember if I had the ramp time in auto. It may have been originally and thought that was part of the problem.