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Harmful if CPAP pressure too high?

Posted by Sleepy Time Time on December 06, 2004 at 11:23:16:

If your Cpap pressure is too high, will it make your apnea worse -- or is it harmful to the heart and brain?

I ask this because I have lost 30 pounds in the six months since my last titration. (Actually, I have lost 25 of those pounds in just two months, since going on thyroid meds, which I think curbed my carb cravings.)

I know that significant weight loss sometimes (but not always) means you need a lower pressure.

I cant get in for another titratrion for three or four weeks from now, so in the meantime I was wondering -- if the pressure is now too high since I lost those 30 pounds, is that harmful, or does it make the apnea worse?

(Note: I still have not experienced any improvement in my excessive sleepiness, either before or after losing the weight -- so I have asked my doc to write me a script for the GoodKnight to see if Auto Pap might work for me as opposed to the Clfex I have been on since June)

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