So I went in and played with the chart settings as suggested. I will add a pic of last nights results with the new mask. What are the more important/helpful of the graphs to look at? I believe the flex option was the main reason my ca's were so high when i began using my cpap. Thank you so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it.
I have had Thyroid checked repeatedly. It’s fine. No one ever gave me a reason for always being tired etc except “well maybe you are just depressed, take these pills and see if it helps”. Then after I had my gall bladder out, and I was talking about dr asking about sleep apnea, my husband goes “yeah, you probably have that” that a light bulb went off. I went and got tested. I have it and it’s severe.
So the first several days of wearing my cpap my mask cause a sore to form under my nose. I tried several ways to protect/heal the area, which may have made the mask move. Also they had me on one of the flex options the first few nights, but I turned that off and it improved my numbers some. I ended up having to use a piece of cushion medical tape over the area that was sore. This did help but I was waking up early and having to take it off due to it irritating me. I got my new mask I requested in yesterday, and last night I slept 9:45 hours and had an ahi of 1.5! But this mask left a swollen mark across the top of my nose. I plan to go up a cushion size to see if it will help.
I got my cpap machine and started using on 9/24/19. I downloaded oscar and have started trying to understand the charts etc. I will try to post 2 pictures below. One has nothing from like 12:30-3:30, what could cause this? The other my leak rate looks like its all over the place, I am assuming that means i had a lot of leaks? Thanks for any help!
Just so you know your not alone, i was recently diagnosed as well with AHI of 104 and oxygen got down to 62% at the lowest. I understand the being scared to sleep! I did have a titration sleep done, and have been working with insurance to get my cpap and supplies for TWO weeks. Buying it out right would have been a lot faster, but i think it's just the company my insurance made me go through.
Well, I had the titration study done, went for my follow up, now just waiting to get my equipment. Because of my insurance I have to go through carecentrix, who orders my stuff through April. Anyone have any experience with either of these companies? During the study I was started at a 7 and eventually finished out at 11 pressure. They said that brought me down to 2.7 ahi. Hoping that once I get my equipment and am using the recommended pressure all night it will be lower than that.
I Do not know the breakdown. When I go in for follow up I will ask for a copy of both studies.