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DollyJean Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: Resmed S8 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: FlexiFit 407
Humidifier: Resmed HumidAire 3i
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Northfield MN

Post: #1
Thanks!!!
Just gotta say thanks for the Clinician User Manual! I bumped my CPAP up a notch and it made all the difference in the world! I actually slept through the night for the first time in a very long time.

I have Fibromyalgia and one of the way it manifests is Pressure Induced Hives. I wake up every morning with hives all over my face and around the back of my head from the mask and headgear. But it was finally worth it last night because I slept through til 7am!
10-14-2014 12:25 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #2
RE: Thanks!!!
Good job Dolly, and welcome to the forum.

Have you tried a pillows mask, such as my favorite the Resmed P10? They are much less "invasive" as to covering your face and might eliminate a lot of the hive situation.
10-14-2014 12:28 PM
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herbm Offline

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Posts: 852
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed AutoSet S9
Mask Type: Oral
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 11-16
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Backup Mask: Innomed Hybrid FFM -- Oral+Nasal Pillows

Sex: Male
Location: Austin, TX

Post: #3
RE: Thanks!!!
It sounds like you mean the pressure from the mask (pressing on your face) rather than the pressure from the air (coming from the machine.

So if you can breath through your nose (and find a way to) keep your mouth closed then a nasal pillow mask is DEFINITELY worth trying.

There are two advantages for you -- over and above what everyone else experiences -- from these masks:

* Far less surface area pressing against your skin

* They don't need to be strapped tightly to your face so there is much less pressure (per square inch) on any one spot

To be fair, if it does give you hives you may find that less enjoyable right under your nose than all the way around your face, but that is something you would first have to try and then evaluate any reaction yourself.

Among nasal pillow masks, the P10 is a big favorite.

Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,424
Joined: May 2012

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: #4
RE: Thanks!!!
Hi DollyJean,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great to hear that you were able to sleep better since you moved your pressure up a bit.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you as you continue your CPAP therapy, keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
10-14-2014 02:37 PM
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