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Ganzster Offline

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Machine: Respironics BiPAP Avaps
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Fit Life
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: 15?
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Mask harness pain
I have a Respironics Fit Life full face mask. Works better than anything I have tried. Only downside; harness needs to be so tight to avoid leaks that it hurts the back of my head. Any advice?
02-26-2015 10:56 AM
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trish6hundred Online

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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

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Location: Missouri, USA

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RE: Mask harness pain
Hi Ganzster,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
The only thing I can think of, is that you might loosen the headgear a bit, but it sounds like you've already tried that.
Hang in there for other more helpful suggestions.
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
02-26-2015 02:20 PM
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saltydawg2 Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 11.8 min-14 max
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: North Carolina

Post: #3
RE: Mask harness pain
Never really heard about harness hurting BACK of head; usually face, it being more sensitive. There are some products you can use to help seal the mask surface between mask and face. Also, I have found I have to wash my face every night, as well as mask cushion, prior to turning in. Hope this helps, some.
02-26-2015 05:58 PM
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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
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: Mask harness pain
(02-26-2015 10:56 AM)Ganzster Wrote:  I have a Respironics Fit Life full face mask. Works better than anything I have tried. Only downside; harness needs to be so tight to avoid leaks that it hurts the back of my head. Any advice?

Hi Ganzster,
The straps should not be so tight as to cause discomfort. Have you tried mask liners to use with this mask?
I think this mask comes in three sizes. We're you fitted properly, could the mask be too large?
Good luck......I have been looking at this mask for myself because it would equalize the pressure across entire face and relieve air being blown into eye area.

OpalRose
02-26-2015 11:27 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Mask harness pain
(02-26-2015 10:56 AM)Ganzster Wrote:  I have a Respironics Fit Life full face mask. Works better than anything I have tried. Only downside; harness needs to be so tight to avoid leaks that it hurts the back of my head. Any advice?
Mask ought be fit just right, not too tight or too loose and importantly not to hurt you. Anything cause you discomfort, you're not going use it for long. Its better to have some leak than some discomfort, your machine would tell you if you're having large leaks problems

Try another mask and another .... until you come across the right one
02-26-2015 11:44 PM
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