Post Reply 
New Pilairo
Author Message
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #11
RE: New Pilairo
I've used Opus Nasal Pillows and now I'm using ComfortLite 2. I know you wouldn't be able to turn either of these upside down, because if you did your nose would have to be upside down, too!

On the ComfortLite 2 the prongs are parallel. On the Opus the prongs are closer together on the ends that touch the nostrils, further apart on the ends that touch the mask. Like this: / \

Perhaps there's a rough edge on the pillow where it was rubbing on your nose. Have you replaced the pillows?

The other thing I'd recommend is that you try one size larger or smaller, but I see that the Pilairo is "one size fits all". When I see that on an article of clothing it usually translates to "won't fit you". Dielaughing

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-20-2012 09:12 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
mjbearit Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 605
Joined: May 2012

Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS550
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: RESMed Swift FX
Humidifier: Heated humidifier - 2
CPAP Pressure: 12.5-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: So Cal

Post: #12
RE: New Pilairo
And I don't get that because my nose is pretty much | |, not \ / or / \ I think we are all different!

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

PRS1 - Auto - A-Flex x2 - 12.50 - 20 - Humid x2 - Swift FX
08-20-2012 09:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
JJJ Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 751
Joined: Apr 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Most recent: Wisp, Pilairo, Mirage Vista
Humidifier: ResMed S9 Autoset
CPAP Pressure: 17-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: USA 97217

Post: #13
RE: New Pilairo
(08-20-2012 09:32 PM)mjbearit Wrote:  And I don't get that because my nose is pretty much | |, not \ / or / \ I think we are all different!

Mine is also | |. I wonder whose nose they were looking at when they designed these things. I've long thought that nasal pillows need to come not only in various sizes, but also different shapes.
08-20-2012 10:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,067
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #14
RE: New Pilairo
This is why I like the Breeze. The pillows are adjustable. They can be spun around. I went to check and one of mine is | and the other is \.

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-20-2012 10:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #15
RE: New Pilairo
ComfortLite 2 is also adjustable. There's a metal strap that you bend. You can change the angle beween the nostrils and also the angle beween the pillows and the face.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-21-2012 07:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
jeanette Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Aug 2012

Machine: F&P ICON
Mask Type: Nasal prongs
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #16
RE: New Pilairo
I have only used my Pilairo three times it is very comfortable but when I take it off I have an awful sinus reaction. My nose is running and my head is all blocked up for 8 hours, it is like having a bad cold. I don't know the cause and I am not sure what the right pressure is for me, at the moment I am on 7.
Any suggestions?
08-22-2012 05:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,067
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #17
RE: New Pilairo
Is that the only mask you have used? Meaning are you new to this fun game?

Sometimes, like during allergy season, I can breathe fine, not clogged at all, with my mask on. Then I take it off and I'm instantly blocked. This lasts from just a few minutes to several hours.

If you are new to CPAP, it's just your body getting used to everything. You may want to consider using a nasal rinse before you go to bed and when you get up.

If it is just with this mask, then yeah, you have a problem. Not sure what it is, though!

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-22-2012 05:52 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,067
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #18
RE: New Pilairo
Also, if you are looking for the data on the screen, the machine resets itself (in terms of display) after 12 noon. But I'm not sure what data is displayed. I think just hours used. I have the same brick but have never looked since I found out how brick like it was.

Edit to add: Huh, never done that before. How did I put the reply for another post into this thread?? Aliens are at it again.

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-22-2012 05:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
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: #19
RE: New Pilairo
Hi jeanette and welcome to the forum
Do you use humidifier, your profile say "Humidifier: unsure".
What F&P Icon do you use.
http://www.fphcare.com/osa/cpap-solutions/icon-family.html

F&P Icon series setup
http://vimeo.com/20560260

You can ask for the manual (scroll down to section three - other manuals)
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual
08-22-2012 06:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,995
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #20
RE: New Pilairo
(08-22-2012 05:36 PM)jeanette Wrote:  Any suggestions?

I would recommend you see a good ENT.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
08-22-2012 06:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Anyone Glue The Pilairo Mask Pillow On? player 7 1,155 10-12-2016 11:00 AM
Last Post: PaulaO2
  Pilairo Q Pillow masks Zocane 7 434 09-12-2016 04:34 PM
Last Post: OpalRose
  Need help with Pilairo Q mask PaytonA 10 1,341 09-22-2015 08:52 PM
Last Post: PaytonA
  Pilairo Q Mask PaytonA 3 671 08-27-2015 01:48 PM
Last Post: OpalRose
Question Anyone ever use a Fisher Paykel Pilairo mask? Ailu 32 4,163 07-19-2015 04:56 PM
Last Post: aussiefilo
  Is It Just Me That Thinks The Pilairo Q Is Best? player 44 5,604 07-01-2015 12:31 PM
Last Post: VTSleeper
  F & P Pilairo (not Q) crinkle noise on use marcnagainis 2 784 04-23-2015 04:46 AM
Last Post: Moriarty

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)