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[Equipment] New user looking for support and answers
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SleepNLoudly Offline

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Posts: 6
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: F&P Icon
Mask Type: Hybrid
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Liberty
Humidifier: F&P Icon
CPAP Pressure: 4-20
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #11
RE: New user looking for support and answers
Thanks all for the great advice. Last night was night 3. I seem to have slept most of the night without pulling the mask off. However I did wake up with dry mouth from my humidifier tank running out of water through the night. Odd since I filled it up before going to bed. I'll take a look at the masks you all are speaking of and let you know my progress. So far I'm starting to feel like I may be actually getting some sleep for a change. Not as tired and groggy when I wake up...
12-31-2012 07:30 AM
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zimlich Offline

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Posts: 392
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #12
RE: New user looking for support and answers
SleepNLoudly, welcome to the forum. Your questions seem to have been adequately addressed by other forum members.
By posting so early in your therapy you show that you are committed to making your therapy work.
Getting the right mask is one of the hardest things we face. I can't remember how many masks I tried before finding the "one", and now it's showing me some problems moving my bottom teeth closer together from the slight pressure on my chin.
What I do now instead of taking the mask off in my sleep I get up to use the bathroom (don't take mask off- disconnect hose from mask, unless needs re-seating) and I forget to turn the machine back on.
Best of luck, keep posting and let us know how you're doing.
Mary
12-31-2012 08:56 AM
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SleepNLoudly Offline

Members

Posts: 6
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: F&P Icon
Mask Type: Hybrid
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Liberty
Humidifier: F&P Icon
CPAP Pressure: 4-20
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #13
RE: New user looking for support and answers
Well I just exchanged my mask for a Mirage Liberty FFM w/ nasal pillows that will not pinch off the nose. I'll try it for the first time tonight and see how it goes. Wish me luck!
01-02-2013 07:37 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Posts: 8,065
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #14
RE: New user looking for support and answers
Please let us know how it works. Wear it some during the day, to get used to how it works, feels, etc.

Most of the time, I try to give a new mask five nights to decide if it works or not. Some I knew the first night.

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01-02-2013 07:47 PM
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