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Tommy012175 Offline

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Is some leakage normal
Been about a week since i posted last.

I have been going back and fourth from the F&p zest q and the amara mask.

No matter what i can start off the night with no leaks but at some point they both start leaking in the night.

Is it normal to have some leakage???
04-29-2013 08:02 AM
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RE: Is some leakage normal
I , along with others, have found that at bedtime, wash your face well to remove any oils. I also wipe my mask with unsecented,alchohol free baby wipes. I found this creates a better seal therefore fewer leaks.
Hope it helps.
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04-29-2013 09:26 AM
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Shastzi Offline

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RE: Is some leakage normal
I keep everything clean everyday so
I have been getting zero leaks sometimes for several days in a row, but I do not flail around much at night either.
Occasionally I have to get up to handle issues not related to therapy. (cat throws up something, etc.) During these times
it seems leaks may crop up when I need to reinstall the mask and re-seat everything.

I am looking for something to make the mask sealing surface a shade bit tackier.
I'll post here if I find it.

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04-29-2013 09:34 AM
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Tommy012175 Offline

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RE: Is some leakage normal
Ya. It gets frustrating. Normally i cant tell if it leaks. Its my wife. She also says doesnt happen all the time. But i would never know at the firehouse.
04-29-2013 10:52 AM
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Shastzi Offline

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RE: Is some leakage normal
Ah yes. I don't have any live in companion right now so I have to use a machine that will log all the data
from the night session to a file.
Leaks, pressure flow rates, apneas etc, etc.

This way I can correct for issues when they crop up without having to wait 6 weeks for a doctors' appointment.

I see you have 'Other' listed for the software category, can the software you are using help you out here?

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04-29-2013 01:23 PM
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RE: Is some leakage normal
(04-29-2013 08:02 AM)Tommy012175 Wrote:  Is it normal to have some leakage???
Yes, some leaks normal and acceptable as long as not disturbing your sleep or shooting into the eyes

Your machine report total leak (Icon Auto and Premo only)
Total leak = intentional + unintentional leak
Amara intentional leak @15 = 33 L/min
04-29-2013 04:59 PM
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Tommy012175 Offline

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RE: Is some leakage normal
I dont have no software. Only thing i can do is wait til may 21 for first dr appt since getting it....

I can say even today i still mess with it through the day just try to figure out different ways and feels for the mask.
04-29-2013 05:13 PM
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RE: Is some leakage normal
Hmm.
I don't suppose you could con them into exchanging the Icon for a ResMed S9 Autoset?
That will give you a platform with full data capabilities you can use with SleepyHead software.
Then you will be able to tell how well the therapy is working for you.

Unless someone else here knows of some software that wil do the same thing for the Icons.

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04-29-2013 09:21 PM
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