I got a REMStar C+ flex machine with a heated house (don't use). *hoping that's right, can't find paper work*
Love the ramp function. My AHI is less than 1 most days. I was sick in early April and couldn't use it at all for two days.
My mask is the Amara view. No real problems when compared to the nightmare of my fitting trial, which did not include that mask. It is quiet, and have no real leaks per SleepyHead. The only problem is I have skin issues with anything plastic. So tomorrow I'm going in for a nasal mask or more hopefully a nasal pillow with a chin strap. There are no liners for the View, and am hoping to alternate between the two.
My first night I slept for 7 hours with an AHI of 2, and it has gotten better.
I feel better, not a 100%. That is expected, because I probably have had breathing issues my whole life due to a very screwed sinus and septum issues. Throat issues the doctor's have no clue. My neck isn't over 15 inches. I know this is a marathon not a spirit.
The one good thing is my blood pressure is down. That makes this aggravation well worth it.
I sound like an ungrateful wench. I was dragged kicking and screaming to get the study, waited forever for the machine, and I can't stand my doctor.
I'm lucky I could tolerate the machine from the get go. Lucky my DME handlers are a good bunch, have been nothing but patient and kind to me. Thrilled my blood pressure is down. If the machine keeps me from being a human door stop from a stroke at 60, I'll try my hardest to make this gig work.
My settings are
AHI <2 most nights.
I use CFlex at 2.
4 cmHg to 8 cmHg.
(Still getting used to SleepyHead data overload..lol.)
Humidity at 3
No huge leaks, and any leaks is due to head gear loosing up.
Amara View mask. I have no complaints with it.
Thank you all for the encouragement! I wouldn't have come this far without you.