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andysnorer

andysnorer
Joined Sep 2019
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17 years of using CPAP, didn't get diagnosed for at least 7 years. Was fit and healthy, but weight went from 70K to 110K, now 98K and hopefully decreasing

The garden of England

andysnorer
Joined Sep 2019
Bio

17 years of using CPAP, didn't get diagnosed for at least 7 years. Was fit and healthy, but weight went from 70K to 110K, now 98K and hopefully decreasing

The garden of England

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New member here, so I just wanted to say hello from a reasonably wet England. I have been using CPAP for around 17 years and have been happy and compliant, until I received a replacement machine just over 2 months ago. It is a Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset Elite. It was supposedly set up identical to my last machine a Resmed S8 Escape, but it clearly isn't because 1) it is using the ramp method which I specifically asked them not to activate and 2) The pressure is so high that it is blowing the mask - Quattro which I love - completely off my face. Apparently the hospital are monitoring me for 90 days and can alter the settings remotely as they please, something I am not happy about at all. Last week I got in touch with the hospital explaining the problems with the pressure and mask leaks, and the guy then told me that I was getting mask leaks????? I then told him that the 2 little smiley faces were yellow each morning meaning the machine was not detecting the all too obvious leaks. He then told me that he would check my machine pressure and deactivate the ramp setting. I should like to add, that since he did something to the machine, the red face is telling me the mask was leaking every single morning. So, I went to bed that night and initially the pressure was OK, I could breathe easily and the mask was fine. Then at around 4.00 to 4.30 (the same as every night since I have had this) the machine went mad again and the pressure was unbearable, the only thing I could do was turn the machine off and on again for the remaining 2 hours, during which time I couldn't get back to sleep. I have had regular thumping headaches in the morning, feel absolutely shattered and also have trapped wind from the amount of air which is getting to places where it shouldn't. I am totally fed up and don't really want to contact the hospital again, because I have basically lost trust in them. My wife is also not happy as her sleep is being disturbed as well. Please help!