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My machine is doing strange things..........
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What excactly is an Auto SV unit?

Hi, I am new to the group, but do have obstructive sleep apnea. At first my doctor gave me a C-PAP, and then within about a month and a half, he ordered a 3rd sleep study and then switched me to a Respironics Bi-PAP Auto SV unit. I also have an oxygen bleed into the unit at a rate of 4 liters per minute, as I also have COPD (Emphysema) and lots of other health problems. I was not aware of it, but I literally stop breathing for up to 2 full minutes several times during the night, and the C-PAP… Continue

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 1:33pm — 7 Comments

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At 9:55pm on April 20, 2009, White Beard said…
Melodies I have seen from your post that you have Chronic Pain problems, as you use a pain clinic, I would like to invite you to visit the Healing Well Chronic Pain forum at: we have agreat bunch of people there and we all suffer from Chronic Pain and are treated by pain specialist! Anyway I really don't post here much Judy just introduced me to this forum a short time ago, I normal am at Anyway I also am on an ASV machine with supplemental O2, and I just wanted to wish you luck and invite you over to the Chronic Pain forum! Good Luck to You White Beard
At 8:21pm on March 16, 2009, The SleepGuide Crew said…
Happy Birthday Mel!!!!
At 4:33am on February 13, 2009, Karen said…
I will be gone most of tomorrow celebrating my birthday, so wanted to stop by today to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!! Enjoy!!
At 7:05pm on January 22, 2009, sleepycarol said…
How are things going with you?

Just wanted to touch base and see if you were doing okay.
At 11:24pm on January 16, 2009, sleepycarol said…
I had a friend that had Lupus and so am familiar with it. I know it is not a fun thing to have and can be very hard on one's body.

I appreciate your input on the forum as well. If we can encourage people to stick with treatment and not give up -- we will make a difference. I kind of apply the AA philosophy (hubby has been sober for 18 years with the help of AA)-- take what you like, leave the rest, keep coming back, and one day at a time I can do this (therapy). Now I wouldn't think of sleeping without my machine!!

I teach school -- elementary special education. I taught high school special education for 12 years until I got so burned out and for various work related issues I got ulcers that wouldn't heal. After suffering for 2 years with them, along with anxiety and panic attacks, decided that enough was enough and made the shift to elementary. I am in the same school district -- a k12 rural school located 12 miles east of where I live. It is a good place to work -- we just had a crummy high school principal for 3 years that left the district at the end of school last year.

I like getting home in the late afternoon while it is still light out. Once I am home I pretty much stay. Hubby works out of town so it is just Fred (my mini daschund) and me for the most part. Our kids are nearby so if I need something I do have them and my brothers I can depend on.

Take care.
At 10:44pm on January 16, 2009, sleepycarol said…
How are you doing Mel?

Hope things are going good for you.

At 11:58am on December 31, 2008, sleepycarol said…
I am glad you are being so proactive with your treatment!!

You are going to be so glad and will find a time when you will not want to sleep without being masked up.
At 12:57pm on December 30, 2008, sleepycarol said…
Here is Karen's website for the padacheeks:

She makes strap protectors for your face -- they are worth it.
At 12:27pm on December 30, 2008, sleepycarol said…
Hi Melodie,

You will need the EncoreViewer software and card reader. Here is the link for the software and reader If you do a google search you can usually find the card reader a little cheaper. I have heard that EncoreViewer can be tricky on Vista -- but hopefully they have those bugs worked out.

Your machine is one of the better machines. It treats more complex sleep apnea.

If you visit -- another forum I belong to -- you will find a very knowledgeable gentleman by the name of DSM that keeps up to speed with those types of machines. Go to and in the search box type in the machine you have and it should bring up posts that deal with your machine and apnea.
At 12:57pm on December 22, 2008, The SleepGuide Crew said…
Welcome, Melodie!

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