My mum has been on an niv machine for 3 years now, she's got copd and they set her up with this after a hospital admission, her co2 had gone too high so this helps with keeping it down. It started on 18 and they've gradually increased it to 24 over time. She's barely able to breathe when she removes it in the morning after wearing it all night. So it's helping with one problem but creating a new issue. The medical advice seems to be more or less there's nothing they can do to help with this . They prescribed low level morphine to calm her when she's removed the mask but it's not helping.
Any ideas? She's on oxygen 100 % of the time now. Barely moves from her chair due to her oxygen dropping when she does.
Sorry for the long post. X