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cate1898 Offline

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Posts: 784
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #11
RE: Introduction of new User
Welcome to the forum SleepMeister007, and greetings from Canada! Sounds like you are off to a great start!

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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05-18-2016 07:23 AM
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0rangebear Offline

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Posts: 341
Joined: Jan 2016

Machine: ResMed AirSence 10
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: HumidAire (Built-in)
CPAP Pressure: APAP 12.8-15 EPR 3 (cmH2O)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ramp off

Sex: Male
Location: Brighton Colorado

Post: #12
RE: Introduction of new User
(04-08-2016 03:28 AM)SleepMeister007 Wrote:  Hi Folks

New to Forum and wanted to introduce myself.

I'm from South Africa and recently got diagnosed with SA. Went through the whole shebang of sleep test and the end result was 113 AHI per hour. After using a test-machine they came to the conclusion that my pressure should be 15 whatchamacallit Oh-jeez

After some digging on google I decided to get the Resmed Airsense 10 Auto with a F10 mask, which was programmed with the range of 7-16.

I hope to learn much from all you knowledgeable members SHa_biggrin5
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Welcome
I see your getting a lot of help form the "Team". You'll find members of the forum are a good at teaming together to help eah other.

I just wanted to let you know; here in Colorful Colorado we eat whatchamacallits, it's considered a form of therapy
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it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy

Observations and recommendations communicated here are the perceptions of the writer and should not be misconstrued as medical advice.
05-18-2016 10:49 AM
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Thurman Offline

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Posts: 1
Joined: May 2016

Machine: REMstar AUTO M series A-flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: Auto-Cpap 5-20
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #13
RE: Introduction of new User
Hi,
I am new to your forum. I was on a Cpap about 5 years ago and stopped. So glad that I started my therapy again. My wife was going to kick me out of the house if I didn't do something. So here I am back at it. Glad I did something about it. So I went back to the doctor. The sad part about all of this is the local supplier tried to get me to buy a new machine and sell me unnecessary stuff. I just decline and used my old machine and changed the pressure with my new prescription. I just asked for my prescription and they gave it to me. So I will be looking for cheap supplies.
05-19-2016 05:46 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Posts: 3,176
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #14
RE: Introduction of new User
Welcome to Apnea Board Thurman,
Happy you are trying again. Feel free to start a new thread if you have questions about your therapy.

OpalRose
05-19-2016 06:11 PM
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Rcgop Offline

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Posts: 214
Joined: May 2016

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: installed
CPAP Pressure: 6.0 - 10.0 / EPR 2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orlando Fl

Post: #15
RE: Introduction of new User
Good numbers for just starting. It took me two months before my first good night sleep. Once I got there it was pure heaven. Hang in there. For some it is easy and some it takes more time. I think the most important part is comfort. Do not be happy with just any setup. We are all different and can adapt to different situations. Simple things can make the biggest difference.

I bought one of those CPAP pillows. $70 and worth every cent. Got a chin strap for mouth leaks but could have used an athletic sweat band just as easy. Now I use the chin strap over the mask strap to keep the mask in place. Last creative invention was to tie a shoestring to the bed post and hang the tube up high.

Get creative and it will pay dividends. The doctor can get you the right machine but only you can mak it comfortable.

HuhDont-knowI am an accountant so any advice given here is not medical. If I give any financial advice, you can take it to the bank. However, you will have a hard time cashing it in. Okay
05-19-2016 06:46 PM
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