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How many masks do you rotate between
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Dagmar Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp by Respironics
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CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Location: Michigan

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How many masks do you rotate between
After my first week of CPAP I’ve been 100% compliant and feeling much better. I can tolerate the Resmed P10 Nasal pillows well with chinstrap, my AHI is down to around 3-4 right and generally getting better each night . However, I can see that I’ll want a break from the nasal pillows every so often. Even though I am happy with it, wearing it every night straight for the next three months does not sound appealing. I’m in between the small and medium pillows and even switching them out every so often seems to help.

My DME charges me $70.00 no matter what mask I get from them. I may take my P10 back to the DME and exchange for something like the ResMed Airfit F10 ($149.00 if I were to buy on-line) and then buy the P10 on line for less than $100.00 That way I would have two masks and not have to pay quite so much money. Any thoughts on this. It’s not how I normally operate but my DME basically handed me the mask with no explanation of how their billing worked. Also, I’m assuming others like to rotate out masks?

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08-13-2015 12:19 PM
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Ghost1958 Offline

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Machine: PRS1 Series Sixty Auto Aflex
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Eson
Humidifier: PRS1 with Heated Hose
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Location: KY

Post: #2
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
I have 3. An Eson nasal mask which is my primary mask. A Simplus for if i have a cold and stuffy
And my fit all situations Fitlife total face.
Its for when ive had teeth pulled. Nasal surgery or anyother reason i cant tolerate pressure on nose or around mouth.
08-13-2015 12:35 PM
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DariaVader Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

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Location: Oregon

Post: #3
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
Your DME should allow you to get another mask with insurance after 3 or 6 mo. When I first started, I had a mask that wasn't working out and at 1 month I asked to trade. They didn't want the old one back, so then I had 2. Likely you would see the same. I keep saying I am going to get another style on my next new mask eligibility, but I keep getting another P10 because I like it, and Im lazy. Have 3 now.

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08-13-2015 12:41 PM
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tommyngo Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX Nasal Mask
Humidifier: Included with machine
CPAP Pressure: 5 - 20 cm H2O Auto
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Post: #4
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
[quote='Dagmar' pid='126246' dateline='1439486361']

Do you have to stick to masks made by Resmed ( i.e. your machine is a resmed product) ?

If you buy masks from brands other than Resmed , is connector an issue ?

Please comment . Thanks
08-13-2015 02:59 PM
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eseedhouse Online

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: SimPlus
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 7-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

Sex: Male
Location: Victoria, British Columbia

Post: #5
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
(08-13-2015 02:59 PM)tommyngo Wrote:  Do you have to stick to masks made by Resmed ( i.e. your machine is a resmed product) ?

If you buy masks from brands other than Resmed , is connector an issue ?

You can have any mask you want and that is available. For instance I use a Simplus full face mask with my Resmed machine.

The connectors are standardized and interchangeable.

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08-13-2015 03:07 PM
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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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Post: #6
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
Tommy: They all connect using a 22mm hose connector (even if using a slimline hose.)

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08-13-2015 03:10 PM
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LexTac Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: PR Nuance Pro
Humidifier: PR System One Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 15.3 cm H2O (Auto 5 to 20)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Other Software: SleepMapper | Modem: SleepMapper Module | FFM: PR Amara View

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Post: #7
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
I have 2, one FFM and one nasal pillows.

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08-13-2015 05:23 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

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Location: Australia

Post: #8
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
I've been using Activa LT nasal mask for a number of years, very comfy and best results than any other mask have tried
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence
I can wear it loose and seal quite well. I've stocked up, in case they get discontinued

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08-13-2015 05:37 PM
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foss Offline
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Machine: ResMed Autosense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 13.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Post: #9
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
Currently, I only have one mask, the Respironics Amara View. I hope to get a Simplus when my first option comes around. After reading the above post, I am going to check out the Ativa LT before I make another choice.

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08-13-2015 07:56 PM
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AshSF Online

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Machine: PRS1 D560TS
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10, Bkup: Airfit F10 & Quattro Air
Humidifier: PRS1 60 series with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 8 w/ Aflex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using APAP mode with fixed pressure

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Post: #10
RE: How many masks do you rotate between
I got a F10 FFM first. Then I bought a Quattro Air to experiment with. Used them interchangeably for 100+ days.

Then I got a P10. I have been using the same P10 with same nasal pillow for the last 180 days. I have a new P10, a new P10 headgear and 2 new Large size P10 pillows sitting in the closet, waiting for their turn.

My F10 and Quattro Air are in storage now. I haven't felt the need to deploy them even during colds/allergies. P10 can blast thru any nasal stuffiness in 10 minutes or less.

So for the last 180 days, it's the same P10 mask. I don't rotate any components. I do have things in reserve if needed.

Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
08-13-2015 08:04 PM
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