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goldfinch Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9
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Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: auto pap 7 and up
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Machine or me?
I have used my Resmed S9 autoset for 4 years, with little trouble. I usually have 1 to 2 apnea events per hour. Tonight I put on the mask and before long, less than a minute, I felt like I couldn't breathe. I can't find anything apparently wrong with the machine and am fine when I took off the mask. The machine reads that I used it .1 hours with 8.5 events per hour. Weird.

I changed masks. I checked hose. I check humidifier. I unplugged the machine and restarted. I tried again and same problem.

I am "addicted' to my machine. I am having trouble going to sleep without it. Any ideas? I hope it is the machine but I can't imagine what it could be. Air is definiately coming out of the hose. Could it be an exhale problem? I don't feel like it is hard to exhale, I just feel like I can't breathe.

Thanks for any thoughts.
06-16-2015 11:17 PM
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goldfinch Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: auto pap 7 and up
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
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Post: #2
RE: Machine or me?
I think I figured it out. The port that goes between the mask and hose wasn't letting air escape. I thought I had tried a different port but in my tiredness I didn't. Glad I went and checked everything again.
06-16-2015 11:35 PM
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zonk Offline

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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: Machine or me?
(06-16-2015 11:17 PM)goldfinch Wrote:  The machine reads that I used it .1 hours with 8.5 events per hour. Weird.
Let me see, my math is bit rusty

1 hour = 60 minutes = 8.5 events
0.1 hour = 6 minutes = 0.8 event

Sound alright, awake events are meaningless

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06-16-2015 11:35 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
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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: #4
RE: Machine or me?
(06-16-2015 11:35 PM)goldfinch Wrote:  I think I figured it out. The port that goes between the mask and hose wasn't letting air escape.
Not sure, to what are you referring, what full face mask are you using?

Vented masks, like mine, have the exhaust vents holes on the mask frame
Unvented masks require special port between the mask and the hose, but mostly used in hospital setting
06-16-2015 11:56 PM
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goldfinch Offline

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Post: #5
RE: Machine or me?
You are right, it was one of the masks. I just can't figure out where it is vented.
06-17-2015 08:37 AM
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Terry Offline

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Machine: Philips Respironics RemStar Auto with A-Flex (560P)
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Mask Make & Model: P/R Nuance & Pap Cap
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #6
RE: Machine or me?
(06-17-2015 08:37 AM)goldfinch Wrote:  You are right, it was one of the masks. I just can't figure out where it is vented.

Make sure it's actually venting. It might be clogged.

The only way you get fresh air is by exhausting the old air.
06-17-2015 08:47 AM
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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

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #7
RE: Machine or me?
Hi goldfinch,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy and getting your mask problem straightened out.

trish6hundred
06-17-2015 08:58 AM
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