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Paptillian Offline

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Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10, EPR x2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #11
RE: Need for humidifier?
(07-14-2013 02:30 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  When I left Dallas, the plane was full to its proverbial gills. They loaded people by zones vs seat. Anyone with Zone 5 on their ticket HAD to check in their bags at the gate.

Was it US Airways by any chance? They've done to that me on several occasions now but I've never had to check in my carry-on with other airlines. USAir always seems to overbook flights and then wastes time trying to get volunteers to give up their seats.
07-14-2013 04:46 PM
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Apnea 1 Offline

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Machine: Respironics 332202 BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Zest Q
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 18/13 BiPap
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #12
RE: Need for humidifier?
Before you leave the humidifier at home, try your machine without the humidifier attached. Without the humidifier, the machine might be a lot noisier. Noisier than you can tolerate. This is the case with my PRS1 Series 60 auto-bipap.
07-14-2013 05:34 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #13
RE: Need for humidifier?
Yup, it was USAirways. One of the reasons I will only fly 1st class. The savings from number of bags and the weight limit more than pays for the extra cost, at least with the non-refundable ticket.

Anyway, check out the wiki page on traveling with CPAP.
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Travel_with_CPAP

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07-14-2013 07:20 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Escape
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Amara (Medium)
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #14
RE: Need for humidifier?
I use mine at home without the humidifier during the summer, but in the winter I usually have to have it on when the cool dry air comes in. I was recently in the hospital for about 8 days, and the air in there is extremely dry. I had to get some water in the tank then. I guess it just depends on your environment. I don't think you can do any harm without it (other than being uncomfortably dry).
10-18-2013 01:18 PM
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