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dars Offline

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Machine: Phillips System One E061
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit F10
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 6-12
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #1
New User Needs Mask Advice
Two week user w. ResMed AirFit F10 full face mask. Leaving nasty mark on nose. When I make strap adjustment, get air leakage. Still have two weeks to return mask to DME supplier. Any recommendations on mask alternatives?
09-28-2014 08:29 AM
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me50 Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #2
RE: New User Needs Mask Advice
is your leaking within the normal and acceptable range? is it possible that you are a mouth breather? if that is a possibility, you could try a chin strap and/or pillow liners if there is such a thing.

each of us are different so mask choice is very individual about what will work. I could not ever get good results from a ffm but then I went to wisp and it has been a great mask. however, there are a lot that have very successful results from using a ffm and those that have a terrible time with nasal masks and pillows.

I am sure that others that have experience using that mask and/or pillows will have more suggestions for you.
09-28-2014 09:03 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

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: New User Needs Mask Advice
Hi dars,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Masks are such an individual thing, what works for me may not work for you.
It's trial and error but you could try pillows, such as the AirFit P10. Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you with your mask decision and your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
09-28-2014 10:09 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #4
RE: New User Needs Mask Advice
Sorry to hear your F10 is giving you problems. Leaving marks is generally an issue with the mask being too tight, or bottom straps too loose with the top straps trying to overcome it.

But in regards to another mask, I always go to the P10. I used a nasal mask, then a full face, before I discovered the pillows mask. I of course, like everyone else on the planet it seems, just knew I could not use a pillows mask because after all, "I am a mouth breather..........." But I found I can use it, it does keep my sinuses open all night, and is a very comfortable ride.
09-28-2014 11:04 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
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CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #5
RE: New User Needs Mask Advice
Google the "Resmed mirage quattro" and take a look at it.
It's a full face with a forehead pad; and an adjustable top of mask to nose bridge (by turning a knob.)

The mask is the key to becoming comfortable with CPAP.
We are all built different; and what works for one person may not for another.

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09-28-2014 11:46 AM
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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

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Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: New User Needs Mask Advice
(09-28-2014 08:29 AM)dars Wrote:  Any recommendations on mask alternatives?
ResMed Quattro Air and F&P Simplus

I've tried them both and the F10, I liked Quattro Air better but only as a backup mask ... everyone is different
09-28-2014 03:42 PM
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JimZZZ Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 9 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #7
RE: New User Needs Mask Advice
I used the Simplus before I changed to the F10. The Simplus forehead pad reduces the pressure on the bridge of the nose so it might help. The trade-off is the reduced contact with the bridge of the nose might invite some little leaks into the eyes. You have to try it to find out. As someone said, everyone's face (except r_g's) is a different shape. That's how we recognize each other.
09-29-2014 05:02 AM
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Galactus Offline

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Machine: Phillips Respironics System One PRS1 DS760P Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 Nasal Pillow
Humidifier: System One Heated Humidifier + Climate Line
CPAP Pressure: E/I 13/20 PS 4/7 BiFlex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Sleep can be a good thing.

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Location: USA

Post: #8
RE: New User Needs Mask Advice
I like the nasal pillow masks, had a gel pro and now the P10, I like the P10 a lot.

I'm surprised RG let it go at everyone is different, because he usually has the whole everyone is different but he is the same, and so everyone is the same except he is different, or some such thing like that..... He'll be back to correct me I'm sure Smile

If everyone thinks alike, then someone isn't thinking.
Everyone knows something, together we could know everything.
09-29-2014 01:52 PM
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