You NEED to KNOW exactly what your machine's settings actually are: Guessing what they are is just not good enough. Even better, you should have a hard copy of your prescription in case you ever need it---such as if you have to suddenly replace the xPAP machine because it's been damaged while traveling for example.sufferer15 wrote:Hi, I'm on a BIPAP 18/14 and it seems too high when I was on a lower CPAP setting before. Is this setting just a mistake? I think it's an auto setting with biflex 3 (What does biflex do?) thanks!!
In addition to Chronie's suggestion about the humdifier, I'd report this to BOTH my PCP and my sleep doc if the situation does NOT straighten itself out in a day or two. Or if it's uncomfortable enough to make you feel like you can't breathe. Or if the throat actually gets sore. Could be the BiPAP without enough humidity. Or it could be something else---allergies, a nasty virus, or some variation on strep throat all come to mind. You need a doctor to diagnose it if it doesn't get better on its own.I also noticed that my throat seems clogged and a little swollen in the morning- is that my tonsils?
sufferer15 wrote:I am waking up because the pressure is too high, theoretically wouldn't EPAP of 4 be the best since it lets you breathe out easily? thanks so much
Report this problem to your sleep doctor's office.sufferer15 wrote:my sleep doc says that I need the high pressure according to my sleep study but I seem to wake up all the time on the high pressure at 14 min EPAP- it seems ok during the ramp time
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