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Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX Nano
Humidifier: Resmed H5i with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 8-14 cmH2O
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Malaysia

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Another Newbie Checking In
Hi,

I was diagnosed with OSA in late Dec, and I stumbled upon this site while researching about it online. This site has helped me a lot in understanding what people went through, making machine and mask choices, and showing how to live with the disorder.

After the sleep study confirmed that I have severe OSA (AHI = 88), I tested both Respironics (came with the Wisp nasal mask) and Resmed (came with the Swift FX nano nasal mask) machines. 2 weeks with the Respironics and I just couldn't get used to it, my average AHI was 4.9, I felt like I was breathing in the same air I exhaled, there was a feeling of suffocation.

Then I changed to the Resmed for the next 2 weeks and my AHI averaged at 1.9, I slept through the night, and I don't feel the pressure at all. My doctor said the result is good, and the therapy is working.

So I bought the Resmed today after the loan period ended (the same unit that they loaned me, it was new though when I first used it). It is very expensive in this part of the world (2.5 times the price in the US). The average person will not be able to afford it, insurance specifically excludes it, although one can claim from the retirement fund.

Now it's part of my routine, wearing the mask, filling up the water tank before going to bed. No more daytime sleepiness, no more pain on my feet when waking up, losing some weight now by eating right (need to start exercising, was too tired before).

I'm happy that I found this site, thanks a lot to all who contributed.
(This post was last modified: 02-07-2014 03:18 AM by hairycrab.)
02-07-2014 03:18 AM
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Tez62 Offline

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Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #2
RE: Another Newbie Checking In
Welcome hairy crab and well done so far Smile
02-07-2014 03:46 AM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

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RE: Another Newbie Checking In
(02-07-2014 03:18 AM)hairycrab Wrote:  It is very expensive in this part of the world (2.5 times the price in the US).
Hi hairycrab, welcome aboard
Same in Australia, I cannot afford the rip-off prices
I get my supplies from US. Both suppliers #10 and #2 ship internationally
Supplier List http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List
02-07-2014 04:51 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,452
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: Another Newbie Checking In
Hi hairycrab,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It sounds like you are off to a GREAT start, keep up the good work, best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
02-07-2014 10:28 AM
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Gabby Offline

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Posts: 665
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Nuance Nasal Mask
Humidifier: ResMed AirSense 10 For Her
CPAP Pressure: 8-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Sunshine Coast, Qld., Australia.

Post: #5
RE: Another Newbie Checking In
(02-07-2014 03:18 AM)hairycrab Wrote:  Hi,

I was diagnosed with OSA in late Dec, and I stumbled upon this site while researching about it online. This site has helped me a lot in understanding what people went through, making machine and mask choices, and showing how to live with the disorder.

After the sleep study confirmed that I have severe OSA (AHI = 88), I tested both Respironics (came with the Wisp nasal mask) and Resmed (came with the Swift FX nano nasal mask) machines. 2 weeks with the Respironics and I just couldn't get used to it, my average AHI was 4.9, I felt like I was breathing in the same air I exhaled, there was a feeling of suffocation.

Then I changed to the Resmed for the next 2 weeks and my AHI averaged at 1.9, I slept through the night, and I don't feel the pressure at all. My doctor said the result is good, and the therapy is working.

So I bought the Resmed today after the loan period ended (the same unit that they loaned me, it was new though when I first used it). It is very expensive in this part of the world (2.5 times the price in the US). The average person will not be able to afford it, insurance specifically excludes it, although one can claim from the retirement fund.

Now it's part of my routine, wearing the mask, filling up the water tank before going to bed. No more daytime sleepiness, no more pain on my feet when waking up, losing some weight now by eating right (need to start exercising, was too tired before).

I'm happy that I found this site, thanks a lot to all who contributed.

Great to hear your story Hairycrab, and welcome aboard.
I am going to start treatment this week and am getting very excited. I have trialled a Resmed Swift Nano, like you are using, so have that ready to go. I am pleased you are liking it, I hope I will settle in with it as well.
Glad you have a good routine going and are feeling results already, it brings music to my ears. Keep up the good work!

Sleep Tight...
Gabby
02-07-2014 06:13 PM
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