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Help. Getting very discouraged. Need a mask that works with BiPAP setting at 18/12
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StrugglinginOhio Offline

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Machine: RESMED AirCurve10 ASV
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Nasal pillows Nuance pro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: EPAP 8 PS 3-11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Ohio USA

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Help. Getting very discouraged. Need a mask that works with BiPAP setting at 18/12
Is there a mask or nasal pillow that will work with my BiPAP machine set at 18/12? I've tried three so far. 1st a ResMed nasal pillow that leaked bad. Next a Philips Respironics Nasal pillows Nuance pro which worked OK but I would mouth breath during REM I think. For the last week I wore a Fisher & Paykel Simplus full face mask.

The Fisher & Paykel Simplus full face mask is leaking so bad that it sounded like my face was farting. (Sorry for the crude reference but that is what it truly sounds like). I’m wondering if that mask is designed for 18 pressure. I gave up trying to sleep from 1:15 to 3:00 last night. I’m pretty discouraged with little hope of a solution. At 3:00, in a desperate effort to try something, I went back to the Philips Respironics Nasal pillows Nuance pro. It worked better. I think when I'm in REM sleep my mouth drops open. Is there some kind of sling that I could use to keep my mouth closed? Or some other kind of solution? Thanks for any help. I'm so exhausted that I'm getting depressed.
09-19-2016 09:44 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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RE: Help. Getting very discouraged. Need a mask that works with BiPAP setting at 18/12
Both myself and PaytonA use the Resmed Mirage Quattro FFM; and we both run pressures in the high range.

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09-19-2016 10:16 AM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Minneapolis

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RE: Help. Getting very discouraged. Need a mask that works with BiPAP setting at 18/12
My brother runs 13/20. He currently uses Fisher&Paykel Forma (https://www.fphcare.com/products/forma-full-face-mask/). He has some leaks along mouth that the doctor says will be eliminated with a chin strap.

Prior to his stroke, he used the F&P Flexifit 432 (https://www.fphcare.com/products/flexifit-432-full-face-mask/).

Your face can change shape, but I know these ones work at higher pressures (also with beards).
(This post was last modified: 09-19-2016 11:00 PM by Mosquitobait.)
09-19-2016 11:00 PM
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livingwithapnea Offline

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Joined: Sep 2016

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed FX Quarto
Humidifier: Airsense 10
CPAP Pressure: 10-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

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RE: Help. Getting very discouraged. Need a mask that works with BiPAP setting at 18/12
Masks are certainly a preference thing. There are many factors. I would encourage you tonstary with full mask or nasal for a while; pillows arw a little harder at first, especially with higher pressure. It sounds like you may be a mouth breather, or at least possible. I used a chin strap for a while, but have recently gave up the strap. Seems like I am not breathing through my mouth like I was; perhaps I never was a
Mouth breather, just needed more air at times. Keep trying masks until u find one that works. Bu the way, less is more on how tight. It looks like many have leak problems from being too tight.
09-20-2016 01:00 AM
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