06-22-2012, 05:26 PM
I have a Resmed S9 autoset with H5i Humidifier climateline tubin, and a EVO Medical ComfortFit Full Face Mask.
The issue I am having just starting a notice a lot more in the last couple of days, when I turn the machine on - the first 5-10 breaths are EXTREMELY hard to exhale. My pressure is 10-18, start pressure is 10 with no ramp - so I turn the machine on, and it goes up to 10 - has been working great that way, now when I breath out - my exhalation almost lifts to mask off my mase to get the air out - this happens for the first 5 or 10 breaths, and then things are fine - it is like the EPR setting is not kicking in at first for some reason - has anyone experienced this before? - and should I make a call to me DME to see what they have to say about it? I don't want them to say not to use the machine for the weekend until I can get it into them - I am still in my compliance stage, till the 25th - so don't to mess that up.
You could turn on the ramp but make it really short. Say, 5 minutes. I think it can do that.
What if you turned it on and left the mask off for half a minute? When you put the mask on, is it still hard to breathe?
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Breathe deeply and count to zen.
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