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[Equipment] anyone make fx last longer (wears out in 1 wk)
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #11
RE: anyone make fx last longer (wears out in 1 wk)
Hi bevest1, First of all, Welcome! to the forum. This is my experience so far with pillows. I just recently switched to the "Resmed" Swift™ LT For Her Nasal Pillows CPAP/BiLevel Mask System and I really like it. Sometimes if I get the pillows into my nose off kilter, they are difficult to breathe through, so I just have to re-position them so that I breathe more easily and that works for me. Make sure you are using the right sized pillows, otherwise that can cause you some trouble. I have had this mask about a week and a half. I just soak and wash them in soap and warm water. Of course, if you are unable to resolve the problem you are having with the mask you are using now, you can always switch to a different mask. Good luck to you and hang in there.

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07-11-2012 10:20 AM
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kitley Offline

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Posts: 104
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: resmed s9 elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: resmed s9 elite
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #12
RE: anyone make fx last longer (wears out in 1 wk)
(07-10-2012 12:32 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  My Breeze pillows last over 3 months. The pair I have now are on month 4. I have another set, just keep forgetting to change them!

So if yours are not lasting that long, either you are washing them too hard or in something corrosive. What do you use to wash your face?

I clean my face with water only...and do not put night cream in the nose area. I soak weekly in mild dish detergent for about one half hour.
07-11-2012 10:59 AM
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JJJ Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Most recent: Wisp, Pilairo, Mirage Vista
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Autoset
CPAP Pressure: 17-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: USA 97217

Post: #13
RE: anyone make fx last longer (wears out in 1 wk)
(07-11-2012 10:59 AM)kitley Wrote:  I soak weekly in mild dish detergent for about one half hour.

If I soaked for half an hour in detergent I'd look like a wrinkled old prune. Wait ... I already look like a wrinkled old prune. Never mind. Big Grin
07-11-2012 12:32 PM
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kitley Offline

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Posts: 104
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Machine: resmed s9 elite
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CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #14
RE: anyone make fx last longer (wears out in 1 wk)
(07-11-2012 12:32 PM)JJJ Wrote:  
(07-11-2012 10:59 AM)kitley Wrote:  I soak weekly in mild dish detergent for about one half hour.

If I soaked for half an hour in detergent I'd look like a wrinkled old prune. Wait ... I already look like a wrinkled old prune. Never mind. Big Grin

Lol..you are a prettty careful reader. I noticed after I posted, but thought it would go unnoticed. So...I soak my mask etc for a half hour..lol
07-11-2012 02:27 PM
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mjbearit Offline

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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: So Cal

Post: #15
RE: anyone make fx last longer (wears out in 1 wk)
(07-11-2012 02:27 PM)kitley Wrote:  
(07-11-2012 12:32 PM)JJJ Wrote:  
(07-11-2012 10:59 AM)kitley Wrote:  I soak weekly in mild dish detergent for about one half hour.

If I soaked for half an hour in detergent I'd look like a wrinkled old prune. Wait ... I already look like a wrinkled old prune. Never mind. Big Grin

Lol..you are a prettty careful reader. I noticed after I posted, but thought it would go unnoticed. So...I soak my mask etc for a half hour..lol

JJJ's been getting some sleep. It's getting harder to slide anything past unnoticed now! Smile

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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07-11-2012 02:30 PM
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