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hozer dozer Offline

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Machine: ResMed S8 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
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Humidifier: H4i
CPAP Pressure: 5 - 10
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Oviedo, Florida

Post: #1
Leak increase
I have lost 70 lbs. and now my leak is between 26 and 31.. It used to be 0.4 and up. What's the deal? I have adjusted and changed everything until I am too tired to fiddle anymore. My mask is a Fisher Paykel Zest. I can't change masks as I have a "stock" of them from our insurance provider and my husband is getting laid - off from Kennedy Space Center (which is another stress). Any ideas? Thanks.
03-24-2012 10:05 AM
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Dreamcatcher Offline

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Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed Autoset Spirit II with Quattro F/F & FX Masks
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: H4i
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Post: #2
RE: Leak increase
You need to lay down in the daytime when your not tired and go through a checklist. Mask seal ok, straps not too tight etc. Then you need to do the same with your own face ie, oils, moisturisers etc. It can have just as much effect. Go through it step by step and rule out everything. Also think if anything has changed, hope this helps
03-24-2012 12:04 PM
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zonk Offline

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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: Leak increase
Congrats on the weight loss, Add the Zest fitting instruction to Gazby checklist:
http://www.youtube.com/user/fphealthcare

With the weight loss my be the straps need some adjustment and might help to fit the mask at the high pressure not at ramp or start pressure.
When therapy air escaping through the mouth it can add to the leak and if it,s the case than a chinstrap together with placing the tongue at the roof of the mouth against the front teeth would help.
Lower leak is better but wouldn't concerned as long as not going to eyes or disturb my sleep.
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03-24-2012 02:01 PM
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Netskier Offline

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Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset, Mirage Quattro Full-Face Mask, Slimline tube.
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: H5i, but not being used.
CPAP Pressure: 6-13 cm H20; Ramp OFF.
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Currently studying Reversal of Aging.

Sex: Male
Location: Los Angeles South Bay, about 20 min South of Downtown LA.

Post: #4
RE: Leak increase
(03-24-2012 10:05 AM)hozer dozer Wrote:  I have lost 70 lbs. and now my leak is between 26 and 31.. It used to be 0.4 and up. What's the deal? I have adjusted and changed everything until I am too tired to fiddle anymore. My mask is a Fisher Paykel Zest. I can't change masks as I have a "stock" of them from our insurance provider and my husband is getting laid - off from Kennedy Space Center (which is another stress). Any ideas? Thanks.

Congratulations on your weight loss. The bad news is you have a "new" face to fit your mask to.

Try running the Resmed Mask Fit test while sitting on the side of your bed. At least for me, if it did not leak then, then it was not going to leak much at all while I slept.

My age is none of my mind's business. --- Netskier
03-25-2012 12:42 AM
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Cutter Offline

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Posts: 324
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift LT
Humidifier: Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Kansas

Post: #5
RE: Leak increase
I'm a mouth breather. My leak rates are all over the charts. Sleepyhead tracks my mask pressure. It stays right where my pressure is supposed to be. For now I'm not going to worry about. I bought a chin strap that didn't work for me. I'll try another one in 6 months when the insurance will cover another one.

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03-25-2012 08:47 PM
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JoyD. Offline

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Machine: Respironics M-Series Auto (with Aussie Heated Hose)
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CPAP Software: EncoreViewer

Other Comments: On CPAP since 1-2009

Sex: Female
Location: Central KY

Post: #6
RE: Leak increase
(03-24-2012 10:05 AM)hozer dozer Wrote:  I have lost 70 lbs. and now my leak is between 26 and 31.. It used to be 0.4 and up. What's the deal? I have adjusted and changed everything until I am too tired to fiddle anymore. My mask is a Fisher Paykel Zest. I can't change masks as I have a "stock" of them from our insurance provider and my husband is getting laid - off from Kennedy Space Center (which is another stress). Any ideas? Thanks.

Perhaps you need a size smaller now. Can you exchange your unused masks for a smaller size if the packages haven't been opened?
04-24-2012 11:28 AM
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