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Machine: Philips Respironics REMstar Pro with CFlex DS460P
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: Not using software SleepyHead

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Location: Michigan

Post: #11
RE: Air Pressure on New Machine
Whoops ~~ new model is RemStar Pro, not Plus.
08-22-2014 06:36 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9 H5i
CPAP Pressure: 16-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #12
RE: Air Pressure on New Machine
Is it possible you had Flex or ramp turned on with the old machine and not with the new one?

6 is the pressure, not the flow rate. 6 is really low, it shouldn't be a problem. The machine tries to keep a fixed pressure on the hose and blows however many liters of air is needed to keep the pressure constant.

On the Swift FX, don't over tighten it. The pillows should sort of inflate into your nostrils. Mine fits very loosely, almost just resting on my lip. You might have the wrong size pillows.

Be sure that the pillows aren't upside down. They should be wider at the bottom. There's an inner and and outer cone inside the pillow. Make sure the inner cone is not inverted. The two cones should be nested inside each other.

You might make it fit better if you run some warm water over the pillows before you put them on so they sort of mold themselves to your nose.

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08-23-2014 01:50 AM
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Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
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Post: #13
RE: Air Pressure on New Machine
(08-22-2014 10:59 AM)justMongo Wrote:  
(08-22-2014 10:36 AM)PaytonA Wrote:  Guess I will have to stop drying my hair with it then.

From your avatar, I'd say you need to be using a conditioner!Eat-popcorn

or some type of gel. I can remember a product called butch that people used on their hair and I think it was red.
08-23-2014 02:32 AM
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lac47 Offline

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Posts: 18
Joined: Jun 2014

Machine: Philips Respironics REMstar Pro with CFlex DS460P
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: Not using software SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Michigan

Post: #14
RE: Air Pressure on New Machine
(08-23-2014 01:50 AM)archangle Wrote:  Is it possible you had Flex or ramp turned on with the old machine and not with the new one?

6 is the pressure, not the flow rate. 6 is really low, it shouldn't be a problem. The machine tries to keep a fixed pressure on the hose and blows however many liters of air is needed to keep the pressure constant.

On the Swift FX, don't over tighten it. The pillows should sort of inflate into your nostrils. Mine fits very loosely, almost just resting on my lip. You might have the wrong size pillows.

Be sure that the pillows aren't upside down. They should be wider at the bottom. There's an inner and and outer cone inside the pillow. Make sure the inner cone is not inverted. The two cones should be nested inside each other.

You might make it fit better if you run some warm water over the pillows before you put them on so they sort of mold themselves to your nose.

I used the ramp feature for about 5 days to get used to everything. It soon felt like I was not getting enough air, so I don't use it.
Flex is set to 1 as it was previously. At first Flex was disabled, but I had dr. call DME to have it turned on. I breathe so much easier now!
This machine definitely has a stronger flow rate, no doubt about it.
I do tighten this mask more now due to usage, but I will try to dampen the pillows first - great idea! Thanks!
08-27-2014 09:31 AM
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