AHI jumping to scary levels with new machine.

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SleepingBetterCPAP
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Re: AHI jumping to scary levels with new machine.

Post by SleepingBetterCPAP » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:22 am

Progress!

So, got a new cushion for my old full face mask, a script for prednisone which has help completely clear up my sinuses, concientitious side sleeping, and cervical collar and voila!

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Sure, very small sample but promising nevertheless.

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Re: AHI jumping to scary levels with new machine.

Post by Pugsy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 am

Happy dance time.....
Good job.
I may have to RISE but I refuse to SHINE.

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Re: AHI jumping to scary levels with new machine.

Post by SleepingBetterCPAP » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Pugsy wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 am
Happy dance time.....
Good job.
Yess. Thanks for all the advice. Now here's something I have a question about since my VSs were super high. Is it possible that a blowing fan could screw up the machine detection of AHI? Just want to make sure that this wasn't a fluke. Last night was the first night in a long time I had a fan blowing. It wasn't exactly next to me and was oscillating but I was always curious if this could somehow throw off the machine.

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Re: AHI jumping to scary levels with new machine.

Post by Pugsy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:21 pm

No way that I can think of. I pretty much use a fan all summer long and I have never seen any of my data change beyond normal nightly variations.
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Re: AHI jumping to scary levels with new machine.

Post by SleepingBetterCPAP » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:33 am

So after a few days of very good AHI numbers, skyrocketed back up. Going to talk to my NP as it coincided with the end of my Prednisone dose. Wondering if that was helping my airway stay clear.

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