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7/15/19 9:23 P

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Tracia thanks for the vote of confidence.
I am going to make it work this time, although I may need more advice again

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7/14/19 4:30 P

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Karen, you'll be able to do it. It was hard for me in the start back using my mask and machine again, but after realizing that my headaches were coming back, my weight was increasing again due to lack of rest and I was only getting 3 hrs of sleep. I spoke to my Dr who reordered another test and finally got back yo using the machine, I am getting at least 6 hrs of sleep.
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Hi I am new to this team. I should be getting my CPAP set up the end of this week. I did try it last year for a month, but failed at it. Now I know that my medical supply company failed me.
Now i have new doctors and did a cpap titration study. Now waiting for my appointment where I find out the results and get the supplies. I believe I can do this every night.
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I use a CPAP with a nasal mask. I never was clued in by the V.A. at Audie Murphy that I needed to worry about elevation settings. Thanks very much for the info and I'll talk with the Sleep Clinic.

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I, too, have sleep apnea and use the nasal pillow mask with the machine delivering humidity so I don't dry out my nasal passages. We visited Cleveland, Ohio last year from our home near the Skyline Drive, Va elevation above 2000 feet where we live. I never gave the elevation a 2nd thought.
If you pull out your memory card and send it in to be analyzed I am sure they can reset without another study. It would be best to contact a sleep doctor in Kentucky to see if elevation is an issue.
Thanks for bringing that up. We are going to Ireland in May. I was planning to bring my machine. Now I am concerned about its usage at sea level.
Hope you get an answer.
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My mother is a respiratory therapist, and she does CPAP setups... the best way to deal with altitude is to take it to a supplier/sleep doctor, and have them check the actual pressure the machine is putting out. You can set the pressure in the machine's menu, but you can also hook it up to a water column and see what the ACTUAL output is, not just what the machine THINKS it is. Then all the therapist has to do is change the pressure until it puts out your prescribed amount.

Unless you have a water column yourself, just take it to a supplier and they can check and change it if need be. Super quick and easy!

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I use one. I am not sure about the elevation thing though.



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I just got a CPAP machine, and the last time I met my sleep specialist, he said that I should get re-tested every 4 to 5 years in case it changes. If you have the machine that records your sleep patterns, you can get that read where you buy the machines, and they can tell you if you need adjustments.

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I've used a CPAP and your right in thinking that the setting needs to be changed when you have a change in elevation.

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Does anyone have to use a CPAP machine when they sleep? I had a sleep studies series done 8 years ago and due to the fact that I stopped breathing many, many times during my sleep study the doctor put me on a CPAP machine to use with a mask at night while I sleep. I use the nasal pillow method with a Swift mask that has no facial restriction since I am one of those television sleepers, I have to have the tv on to go to sleep by. Sounds wacky I know but I guess it is like my night light or security blankie. LOL. I had the thing set up in Ohio when I first had the studies done but now I live here in the mountains of Kentucky so would I have to have any change in the elevation portion of the controls? Anybody have any ideas?

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