I have had problems with my Resmed S9 APAP staying at 20 cm for 2-3 hours at a time which wrecks me the next day.
This problem has been ongoing for many months and when I think I have fixed it it comes back
Using Sleepyhead I can see that during this spell of high pressure it looks like I am double inhaling.
Is this possible??
I have read that if you have Asthma a CPAP is better than a APAP
When the APAP increases the pressure it makes the asthma worse and then the APAP increases the pressure again which makes the asthma even worse .....
This is exactly whats happening with me. The tail is wagging the dog.
I dont have asthma as far as I know but my problem with high pressure I believe is seasonal so could be a allergy.
The increased dosage of preventer is still keeping the pressure down
I would like to see how the hospital is going to explain that your Apnoea is getting worse with an AHU of 0.
That is almost incompetent.
It might also be that it is not straight forward Sleep Apnoea you have and might benefit from an advanced machine.
You need to download Sleepyhead to see what is going on, take a bit of getting used to, but is a mind of information.
I wouldn't go for a Dreamstation. I tried one and didn't like it, the ResMed was a bit better and easier to use.
However, that being said, everyone is different and if we were all the same it would be a strange world.
I have a bit of hay fever since I was in hospital for best part of a year, I don't find a problem, apart from a bit of a runny nose when I put on the mast, which I have to say is not the nicest feeling, but the air dries everything up in a short period of time.
I do know of people with Asthma and most of them have little problems, they just take their puffer thing and turn up the humidity. One I read about had to take both puffers and had to take during the night again.
However, we are all unique and all respond differently to treatment.
I have read that APAP machines are not suitable for people with Asthma and give the same problems that I have been having.
I am now having to use twice the dose of steriods just to keep the APAP happy
If I can ever get in touch with my hospital I will ask for a CPAP but what it will have to be set to is going to be difficult as my 95% has been 20 some nights before my steriods were increased
Using the increased steroid dosage inhaler, 200 /6 rather than 100/6, has reduced my 95% pressures by about 5 cm.
Doing some detective work I have found that I was put onto a lower dosage inhaler in May last year. I think that is when the problems with the high pressure.started.
I am still waiting for the hospital to return my call to find out why the steroid increase is having this effect.
Well the inhaler makes the lungs open up and if anything the dryness from a CPAP will dry them up and shut them down again.
I am no doctor, but if you needed an inhaler before CPAP you would certainly need one after you start.
Why did they cut you down anyway, you must have surely said you were feeling much better, maybe they didn't take into account that the reason you were feeling better was maybe due to CPAP!
However, as long as you have found out what is going on and shared it with others, maybe they will have gained a little knowledge from it. It might help others with the same problem.
Have a good life.
I have been using Remstar and S9 APAP,s for about 9 years now and my COPD was diagnosed at the same time as my Sleep Apnea..
Last year a consultant wanted to stop my Steroid inhaler completely as my COPD was not bad enough to require it but the nurse just reduced the dose instead.
Sleepyhead, which I regularly use , still shows the double breathing even though the pressure is reduced so they dont appear to be connected.
I will still be trying to find out why the Steriod is reducing the pressure as no doubt they will try to stop it again
Thanks for the help