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ozartblue Offline

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Machine: REMstar Pro M series with C-flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Activa Mask
Humidifier: Respironics M Series heated humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 8cmH2O
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female
Location: Australia

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Irritating cough
Hi, I started with my new equipment last night for the first time. As soon as I started using the machine, within a few minutes I started coughing: a dry irritating cough that made it impossible for me to continue after about 10 minutes. I disconnected everything and slept sitting up in bed for several hours (first time in YEARS mind you!). Any suggestions as to what can be causing the cough? I had the humidifier on 2 and the machine was level with head when lying down. I am also using the air con as it's pretty hot at present. Help![/size][/font]
01-22-2015 05:27 PM
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saltydawg2 Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F/P Flexi-fit 431
Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: 11.8 min-14 max
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: North Carolina

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RE: Irritating cough
Kick the humidity to 4-5. Dry air could be doing that.
01-22-2015 05:46 PM
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Crimson Nape Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: P-10 / F&P Simplus / DreamWear
Humidifier: H5i w/Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 8 - EPR 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Georgia

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RE: Irritating cough
Welcome to the forum!

I had the the same problem and had to increase my humidity setting. Ultimately, I got a heated hose for my machine and that made all the difference in the world.

Good Luck!

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01-22-2015 05:49 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

Post: #4
RE: Irritating cough
Hi ozartblue,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You might turn your humidity up a notch or two and see if that will help.
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
01-22-2015 05:51 PM
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PsychoMike Offline

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Mask Make & Model: Varies with mood, ResMed F10 is my primary
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: asthma, cyclist upgraditis, just a little crazy (honest :D )

Sex: Male
Location: Alberta, Canada

Post: #5
RE: Irritating cough
Welcome Ozartblue,

I'll agree....try upping the humidity and possibly the warmth of the air, if you can. I'm not familiar with the REMStar machines, but if it is anything like my S9 or Mrs. Psycho's F&P Icon, then there has to be a way to do it.

Good luck and let us know how things go.
01-22-2015 06:00 PM
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woozie38 Offline

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Machine: Fisher & Paykel Icon + Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: 8 to 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: 17 years of CPAP + supp. oxygen @ 3 L/min

Sex: Male
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland Australia

Post: #6
RE: Irritating cough
(01-22-2015 05:27 PM)ozartblue Wrote:  Hi, I started with my new equipment last night for the first time. As soon as I started using the machine, within a few minutes I started coughing: a dry irritating cough that made it impossible for me to continue after about 10 minutes. I disconnected everything and slept sitting up in bed for several hours (first time in YEARS mind you!). Any suggestions as to what can be causing the cough? I had the humidifier on 2 and the machine was level with head when lying down. I am also using the air con as it's pretty hot at present. Help![/size][/font]

The main function of an air conditioner is to remove water from the air. That, in conjunction with your low humidity setting could be enough to start you coughing. My suggestions would be - 1. Have your machine lower that your head. 2. Increase your humidity setting until you notice droplets in your mask, then reduce it a step or two. 3. Alternatively use a humidifier with a vaporant which will raise the room's humidity and add a soothing scent to the air. Coughing is usually a sign of throat irritation, or low oxygen in the lungs.
You don't say where you live in AU and location either inland or coastal is very important when considering the water vapour content of the air you breathe. - Stick with it & good luck.

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01-22-2015 06:00 PM
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