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5 weeks into my new life....
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Ulrika Offline

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Machine: resmed Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro FX and Mirage
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14 fixed pressure
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Female
Location: Tasmania

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5 weeks into my new life....
Well, I am still really pleased with my CPAP journey. I have my Resmed set on 14 now - I actually really like it on set rather than auto, I kept waking when it increased. I am also having less leak issues, very few really. I am still sleeping 8 - 9 hours a night - mind you I love it and wake feeling so much more rested than I used to. Occasionally I have had a not so good night, usually mask leak issues and felt tired the next day but that has only been a handful of times and it has been so good since the fixed pressure.

Now that I am so comfortable with using CPAP I might actually try a different mask, something that is a bit more sturdy perhaps. I would like to have more than one mask so I can wash them frequently.

I am thinking of trying the Mirage Quattro Full-Face Mask after reading the reviews. I just need to find out what the prices are and what size I am... I will go back to where I got mine but might order online as I suspect I can save heaps.
05-25-2012 08:55 PM
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johns019 Offline

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Posts: 74
Joined: May 2012

Machine: PRS1 BiPAP Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: PRS GoLife
Humidifier: PRS1
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Massachusetts

Post: #2
RE: 5 weeks into my new life....
Congratulations! - its nice to read posts like this.
Gives me more hope that it will be worth the trouble to get the equipment and do the studies.
05-25-2012 09:09 PM
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #3
RE: 5 weeks into my new life....
(05-25-2012 08:55 PM)Ulrika Wrote:  Now that I am so comfortable with using CPAP I might actually try a different mask, something that is a bit more sturdy perhaps. I would like to have more than one mask so I can wash them frequently.

My insurance pays for a new mask every 3 months. I have to keep calling my DME to remind them when the 3 months is up. New hose every 3 months, also. New filters and nasal pillows every 2 weeks. New chin strap and humidifier every 6 months.

This way I have more than one of everything on hand so I can wash them and let them dry while using others.

Archangle had the ultimate in extra supplies. An extra (older) CPAP machine that he uses to dry out the hoses after he washes them!

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05-25-2012 10:14 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: 5 weeks into my new life....
Hi Ulrika, It's great that you are having such wonderful success with your CPAP treatment. Yeah, sometimes you will have those off nights, it happens to me, too, seems to be the nature of the beast, (Ha-Ha-Ha.) Another way you could just have one mask and wash it frequently is: A couple years ago, I purchased a piece of equipment from the number 1 supplyer on the main apnea board forum supplyer list. It is called, "Hurricane CPAP Equipment Dryer." It uses some heat but not enough to be too hot on the mask parts. It works well for me. This dryer wasn't too expensive, at the time I bought mine I paid around $150.00. If you had an old CPAP machine, that would also dry out your mask and hose very well, I did that before I purchased that dryer I mentioned. Keep up the great success, trish6hundred
(05-25-2012 08:55 PM)Ulrika Wrote:  Well, I am still really pleased with my CPAP journey. I have my Resmed set on 14 now - I actually really like it on set rather than auto, I kept waking when it increased. I am also having less leak issues, very few really. I am still sleeping 8 - 9 hours a night - mind you I love it and wake feeling so much more rested than I used to. Occasionally I have had a not so good night, usually mask leak issues and felt tired the next day but that has only been a handful of times and it has been so good since the fixed pressure.

Now that I am so comfortable with using CPAP I might actually try a different mask, something that is a bit more sturdy perhaps. I would like to have more than one mask so I can wash them frequently.

I am thinking of trying the Mirage Quattro Full-Face Mask after reading the reviews. I just need to find out what the prices are and what size I am... I will go back to where I got mine but might order online as I suspect I can save heaps.

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05-26-2012 05:14 AM
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