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Machine: S9 ResMed AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX Nasal Pillow - Medium
Humidifier: ResMed H5i w/Climate Hose
CPAP Pressure: 6cm-12cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: OSA, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, PTSD, & Meralgia paresthetica.

Sex: Male
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY

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Question Interchangeable Brands for Facemasks
Hello, it's been a while since I checked in. Sorry! Okay, I have been using a certain brand of nasal pillows with proper face strap. After years on the medium pillows my face has become distorted. My nostrils have increased in size and look, "pulled up" now permanently. I tried going down to the small but couldn't get a seal. Just talked DME supplier and they are suggesting a different brand nasal mask. They said it will work with my machine. I never knew masks were interchangeable and wondered why would they suggest another brand than my CPAP machine. Anyone else experience these issues?

Tim
Finger Lakes Region, NY
02-13-2015 01:51 PM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: Interchangeable Brands for Facemasks
You can use a Resmed machine and use Respironics masks, or Respironics machines and use Resmed masks, or any other brand. All use universal 22 millimeter hose couplings. Take a look at some profiles on the forum, and you will see many members mix brands...me for instance.

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02-13-2015 01:59 PM
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2Tim215 Offline

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Posts: 283
Joined: Oct 2012

Machine: S9 ResMed AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX Nasal Pillow - Medium
Humidifier: ResMed H5i w/Climate Hose
CPAP Pressure: 6cm-12cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: OSA, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, PTSD, & Meralgia paresthetica.

Sex: Male
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY

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RE: Interchangeable Brands for Facemasks
Okay thank you! Good to know in case my co-pays come back to high. I can check other venues.

Tim
Finger Lakes Region, NY
02-13-2015 02:17 PM
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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

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Location: Missouri, USA

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RE: Interchangeable Brands for Facemasks
Hi 2Tim215,
Good to hear from you again.
Yes, you can interchange different brands of mask with your machine brand.
Good luck with getting a mask that will work for you.

trish6hundred
02-13-2015 02:29 PM
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2Tim215 Offline

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Posts: 283
Joined: Oct 2012

Machine: S9 ResMed AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX Nasal Pillow - Medium
Humidifier: ResMed H5i w/Climate Hose
CPAP Pressure: 6cm-12cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: OSA, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, PTSD, & Meralgia paresthetica.

Sex: Male
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY

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RE: Interchangeable Brands for Facemasks
Thanks Trish. Now you are one member who I remember well! Always there welcoming our new members etc. Hope all is well, Tim

Tim
Finger Lakes Region, NY
02-13-2015 03:05 PM
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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

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RE: Interchangeable Brands for Facemasks
(02-13-2015 03:05 PM)2Tim215 Wrote:  Thanks Trish. Now you are one member who I remember well! Always there welcoming our new members etc. Hope all is well, Tim
Hi 2Tim215,
All is well here, hope the same for you there, thank you.

trish6hundred
02-13-2015 07:55 PM
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2Tim215 Offline

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Posts: 283
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Machine: S9 ResMed AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX Nasal Pillow - Medium
Humidifier: ResMed H5i w/Climate Hose
CPAP Pressure: 6cm-12cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: OSA, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, PTSD, & Meralgia paresthetica.

Sex: Male
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY

Post: #7
RE: Interchangeable Brands for Facemasks
I don't want anyone getting nervous about this post with my facial distortions. Basically I am not very concerned about the way I look now, but believe I should have switched things around throughout my faithful years on CPAP. Like going from nasal pillows then after a while switch to a nasal mask. If the nasal mask works for me I'll probably stay with it if I get a good seal. I don't want to move up to the large nasal pillows now since this is a life time needed therapy. Looking forward to trying the mask. DME will contact me Monday to tell me my co-pays.
Have a good night everyone.
Sleep-well

Tim
Finger Lakes Region, NY
02-14-2015 08:55 PM
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