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Is it normal to not be able to tell if machine is on?
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
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RE: Is it normal to not be able to tell if machine is on?
(04-13-2016 09:33 AM)OpalRose Wrote:  You have a great autoset machine set at Cpap mode of 10. I suspect you will be able to get your AHI down if you switch to auto mode and set a range of 10 to 16 and see where it wants to go. Just my 3 cents. Dont-know

I tried 9 to 15 last night. It was a disaster from a sleep point of view, but the AHI came down to 3.5.

We live out on the country with two large dogs, a Lab and a Great Pyrenees. Both of them heard something in the woods last night and barked almost all night.

On top of that I could not get my F10 FFM to seal at the pressure the machine wanted - 14.2 or so. I woke constantly having to fiddle and adjust it. I went from very loose to very tight last night and it insisted on popping, hissing, and burping... Smile I was considering using duck tape.

So, tonight I will try again and see if I can find a way to get it to seal.

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
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04-13-2016 10:05 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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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
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Post: #12
RE: Is it normal to not be able to tell if machine is on?
Sounds like a NOT so fun night. Blink
Don't you wish someone would invent a mask made just to fit you and no one else?

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04-13-2016 10:25 AM
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Machine: PR DreamStation Auto
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
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Post: #13
RE: Is it normal to not be able to tell if machine is on?
Frank,

You might try a P10 if your problems continue. It's really helped me.

Just my personal opinion. My posts are not medical advice or a statement of fact. Please consult a qualified physician or other qualified medical personnel. Please comply with all applicable laws, codes, regulations, and protocols.
04-13-2016 10:31 AM
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FrankNichols Offline

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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

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Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #14
RE: Is it normal to not be able to tell if machine is on?
(04-13-2016 10:31 AM)sdb7802 Wrote:  Frank,

You might try a P10 if your problems continue. It's really helped me.

I have a call into my DME to see if I can try a couple P10 and N10's. The F10 is very comfortable to me, but if I need to be around 15 on the pressure it doesn't look like i tis going to work.

I tried on a P10 at my titration study and it felt awkward breathing through it compared to the F10, so I took the F10. But, if I have become accustomed to the pressure so fast, I expect I can adjust to the Nasal Mask or Pillow also and it if lets me sleep on my side at pressure, then it will be work some effort adapting.

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
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04-13-2016 10:44 AM
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus FFM Medium
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CPAP Pressure: 15?
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Location: Massachusetts

Post: #15
RE: Is it normal to not be able to tell if machine is on?
I give my FFM a little tug and when air rushes out, I know it's on. But I was amazed on my first night I didn't realize it was on.
04-13-2016 03:39 PM
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