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Longtime no use
Hello everyone I just have a quick question I hope someone can help me with. I got my cpap machine 3 years ago and used it for a week then dropped off. I want to try using it again. Any danger in trying to get back on the wagon? Sorry, I know it's a dumb question but I figured"why not ask". Thanks
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#2
RE: Longtime no use
The only possible issue you might have is with your mask. Over time, the cushions might break down.

Your mileage may vary.

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RE: Longtime no use
Thanks I just want to make sure the machine will still fax correctly and that I won't get sick
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RE: Longtime no use
I would wash the mask and the line thoroughly before using again. Good luck starting up again!

(04-07-2013, 07:21 PM)ajtb80 Wrote: Hello everyone I just have a quick question I hope someone can help me with. I got my cpap machine 3 years ago and used it for a week then dropped off. I want to try using it again. Any danger in trying to get back on the wagon? Sorry, I know it's a dumb question but I figured"why not ask". Thanks

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RE: Longtime no use
Hi ajtb80,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Make sure you wash your mask and hose in warm, mild, soapy water before you start back again and oh, make sure you dry it before you use it as well, (Ha-Ha.)
Best of luck to you and hopefully you can continue using it this time. Feel free to ask any questions you have.
trish6hundred
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RE: Longtime no use
Thank you very much for the responses folks
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RE: Longtime no use
(04-07-2013, 07:54 PM)ajtb80 Wrote: Thanks I just want to make sure the machine will still fax correctly and that I won't get sick


FAX????

It's possible you need more pressure now than you did before just because you're 3 years older. Even someone who's been using the machine might need an adjustment after using it for 3 years.

You'll probably be better off with the machine than without.
Get the free OSCAR CPAP software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
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