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HILLTOPPER Offline

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Question Bloody nose
1 week in. I have a mirage quanttro resmed full face mask with a resmed vmap s machine with humidifier. I really struggle with leaks, I can't seem to get it to seal correctly..Also, I wake up with a bloody nose a lot in the am.. Any ideas? I am tired all day. I have low oxygen levels so I have oxygen going into the mask to try and keep my oxygen levels above 90.It seems to work.I have type 2 diabetes . can this contraption affect my diabetes?
what about these things? Any advice? Dont-know
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(This post was last modified: 09-26-2012 10:22 PM by HILLTOPPER.)
09-26-2012 10:17 PM
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RE: Bloody nose
Hi HILLTOPPER, First of all, WELCOME! to the forum.! How high do you have your humidity set? Sometimes if you have it set too low or to high you can dry out your nose. In other words, if say, you have your humidity set to 5, turn it back a couple notches. On the other hand, if you have it set at 3, turn it up a notch or two. AS far as your mask goes, maybe you could consider getting a different one, as full-face masks are quite proned to leaks and can b very difficult to seal. Best of luck and I hope you can get this situation straightened out, don't give up and hang tight for more suggestions.

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09-26-2012 10:45 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Bloody nose
(09-26-2012 10:17 PM)HILLTOPPER Wrote:  I really struggle with leaks, I can't seem to get it to seal correctly..Also, I wake up with a bloody nose a lot in the am.. Any ideas?
Bloody nose from over tighten the straps or from drying up sinuses?
09-26-2012 11:17 PM
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HILLTOPPER Offline

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RE: Bloody nose
Thanks for the responces
Both answers are possible!! I will try a few things & get back to you
Hill
09-27-2012 01:25 PM
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lonnieb Offline

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RE: Bloody nose
HILLTOPPERI Wrote
really struggle with leaks, I can't seem to get it to seal correctly..Also, I wake up with a bloody nose a lot in the am.. Any ideas?


HILLTOPPER Welcome to the forum

I dont know about the bloody nose but I did have a lot of trouble with leaks,I worked with the thing for several weeks (not the one you use) I moved the forehead piece all way up and my leaks went away useing the same mask, not saying yours is like that but keep at you will get it
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09-27-2012 06:17 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Bloody nose
The mask should,t be tight to maintain a seal
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09-27-2012 07:14 PM
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BabyDoc Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Bloody nose
If you are having significant leaks, the flow rate on the machine increases in an attempt to compensate. You would have to have very high humidity to compensate for the drying effects that that high flow rate will have on drying out your nose and causing nose bleeds. Fix the leak and you should fix your nose bleeds.
09-28-2012 02:40 PM
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