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SpeedyD Offline

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Machine: Airsense 10 Autoset FH
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara view
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Post: #1
Which ffm are your favorite
My doc put amara view on my prescription. What if I don't like it? Am I stuck with it?
What other masks would you suggest.
11-17-2015 07:49 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
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CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: Which ffm are your favorite
Thats a difficult question, there are so many makes and models out there and everyone has a different opinion, it's really a bit of trial and error unfortunately, I use a Resmed Quattro Air and are fairly happy with it apart from a few leaks which you will get with any masks. Personally I like staying with the same brand of mask as the machine but that is just me. I liken it to shoes or clothing, some people like Nike, some Adidas etc, etc, etc.
11-17-2015 08:00 PM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
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Post: #3
RE: Which ffm are your favorite
Try going through the list on the web page for Supplier #1. They have a good web site with pictures and sizes of each mask divided into categories, FFM, Nasal Pillows, etc.


I often look through their site when I'm looking at different masks.


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11-17-2015 08:13 PM
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foss Offline
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Machine: ResMed Autosense 10
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
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Post: #4
RE: Which ffm are your favorite
The F&P Simplus is my favorite standard full face mask. I tried several during the first month of therapy. I subsequently tired a Respironics Amara View. It took some time to get used to the mask and to learn how to adjust it properly (not too much, not too little, just the right tension). Now that I have used it for several months, it is my primary mask.

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11-17-2015 08:16 PM
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SpeedyD Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Which ffm are your favorite
Thanks for all your replies. You guys are great!
11-17-2015 08:57 PM
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HDK Anchorage Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One (60 series) Remstar Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Post: #6
RE: Which ffm are your favorite
SpeedD:

I have settled on a Respironics Amara View as my preferred FFM. I tried nasal pillows, then a nasal mask and found I needed a full face mask due to mouth breathing. I had mixed results with an Amara (gel cushion leaked too much and the silicone cushion didn't leak but chewed up the bridge of my nose)

I switched to an Amara View on August 7th and have had very favorable results. Sleepmapper/DreamMapper reports consistent 100% mask fit and Sleepyhead backs those results up. I find it to be very comfortable and I can wear glasses without any problems.

I note that some have tried the Amara View and did not find it to their liking so YMMV.

HDK
11-18-2015 12:27 AM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #7
RE: Which ffm are your favorite
(11-17-2015 07:49 PM)SpeedyD Wrote:  My doc put amara view on my prescription. What if I don't like it? Am I stuck with it?
What other masks would you suggest.
I think, you can return the mask within 30 days and try another one
Find out about supplies replacement http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...6_Medicare

I've tried number of full face masks and none of them worked for me .... YMMV
Good Luck
11-18-2015 01:26 AM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Post: #8
RE: Which ffm are your favorite
As long as the doc didn't put "dispense as written", you can get any mask you want.

Each face is different and what works for one of us won't work for another. Especially when it comes to FFMs. Ask your local supplier if they have a mask trial option. If they do, take advantage of it.

Also consider using a nasal pillows/mask with a chin strap instead of a full face mask. If you are mouth breathing at night, the chin strap will solve that. Nasal pillows and nasal masks are more comfortable and leak a LOT less.

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11-18-2015 03:38 AM
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