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rascalsmom Offline

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Posts: 3
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: REMstar Pro C-Flex+
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro and Quattro FX for her
Humidifier: System One Heated Tube Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 8
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Jonesboro, GA

Post: #11
RE: New to CPAP...
(01-17-2014 05:35 PM)Peter_C Wrote:  Feeling icky and trying to get used to your machine at the same time is a real pain, I do feel for you. FYI - I have found that I do not suffer as much when sick as I sleep much better with my dream machine when sick, I just crank the humidity to just before rain-out and breathe the warm moist air. (Just wash your mask more often when you are sick)

I'll have to try that with cranking up the humidity. It is set on 2 or 3 right now, so I'll push it up a notch. I've definitely been more dried out from the cold medicine and haven't felt that the humidifier was doing much to help that. Thanks for that tip Smile
01-17-2014 05:46 PM
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me50 Offline

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Posts: 2,559
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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Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #12
RE: New to CPAP...
I agree with Peter. if you can make it happen, use your machine because it is dangerous or could be dangerous not to use it. I have a lot of allergies and my nose is stopped up a lot. I am a mouth breather and I finally found a good mask (wisp nasal with silicone head gear) and I use a chin strap. If my nose is stopped up and it is hard to breath through my nose, I use my prescription nasal spray and I adjust my humidifier. hope this helps.
01-17-2014 06:37 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

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: #13
RE: New to CPAP...
Hi rascalsmom,
You might turn your humidity up to 4 and see if that helps you. Cold meds do tend to dry you out, that's for sure.
Hope you get to feeling better, soon.

trish6hundred
01-17-2014 07:16 PM
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