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Tdog Offline

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Joined: Nov 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quatro FX
Humidifier: Resmed H51
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Undisclosed
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Post: #1
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Just wanted to say hello to folks as I am new to the forum. I had an older ResMed c-flex that died after about 6 years and I didn't follow-up with getting a new machine. Didn't seem to bother me for some time and I just didn't realize the impact it was having on my life. Two years after stopping therapy I was tired all the time, dozing off at work and fighting to stay awake on the drive home from work. Abouth a month ago, my wife took a video of me "sleeping". It scared the crap out of me. It took me a month between sleep studies, Dr. visits and the DME supplier trying to rip me off by giving me used equipment, then the wrong model, and finally today got my new S9......SHa_biggrin5 Can someone give me an inital setting to try on my humidifier? Also perhaps a link for learning how to download and use software to improve my outcomes? Thanks in advance for all responses. btw I've been reading posts here for the past few weeks. Lots of good info and nice folks here.
11-09-2012 07:34 PM
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2Tim215 Offline

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Posts: 283
Joined: Oct 2012

Machine: S9 ResMed AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX Nasal Pillow - Medium
Humidifier: ResMed H5i w/Climate Hose
CPAP Pressure: 6cm-12cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: OSA, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, PTSD, & Meralgia paresthetica.

Sex: Male
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY

Post: #2
RE: New to Forum
Welcome to the forum, a great place for friendly information! I am fairly new and look forward to my S9 Autoset which has been in the works for a few months now. I'll let the experienced members address your questions while I watch an learn! Glad you decided to continue your therapy!!!

Tim
Finger Lakes Region, NY
11-09-2012 07:41 PM
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jdireton Offline

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Posts: 149
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: ClimateLine Hose

Sex: Male
Location: Florida

Post: #3
RE: New to Forum
Dude,

You are so totally at the right place! Very soon now, one of the moderators is going to send you links to request the Resmed Clinicians Manual and another link (and detailed instructions) to download the ResScan software that couples with your new machine.

Now, not to add to your new stuff, but which model S9 do you have? It should have a name next to the 0/1 button (Escape, Escape Auto, Elite, Autoset). This will really affect what information you can get.

I won't go into the details until we have more information. Let us know which machine you have, follow the links (I promise you a moderator is providing them as we speak), and keep us up to date.

Welcome to the forum!Sleep-well
11-09-2012 07:42 PM
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jdireton Offline

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Posts: 149
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: ClimateLine Hose

Sex: Male
Location: Florida

Post: #4
RE: New to Forum
Maybe I missed it in your profile at first or you updated while I was replying. The Autoset is, argueably, a top machine out there. You'll have access to more data than you know what to do with.

Again, the mods will be sending you the links soon.
11-09-2012 07:44 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: #5
RE: New to Forum
Hi Tdog and WELCOME! to the forum.!
I'm glad you decided to start back with your CPAP therapy.
As far as an initial setting for your humidifier, that is a trial and error type of thing. Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
11-09-2012 07:44 PM
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JudgeMental Offline

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Posts: 324
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics DreamStation Auto-CPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View
Humidifier: Respironics
CPAP Pressure: 11-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Florida USA

Post: #6
RE: New to Forum
Hello Tdog and welcome. Why not just start your humidifier right in the middle, or start it on #1 and see how you adapt to it. Humidification is such a individual and personal thing that there isn't any particular number/setting that someone can give you; The CPAP humidifiers are there just for that purpose..to help you use your XPAP more comfortably.
Lots of places on this site to learn a wealth of info about XPAP..

BTW... your sex is no longer "undisclosed"... Dielaughing

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11-09-2012 07:50 PM
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zonk Offline

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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: #7
RE: New to Forum
(11-09-2012 07:34 PM)Tdog Wrote:  Can someone give me an inital setting to try on my humidifier? Also perhaps a link for learning how to download and use software to improve my outcomes? Thanks in advance for all responses. btw I've been reading posts here for the past few weeks. Lots of good info and nice folks here.
humidity setting is personal preference .. some like hot Too-funny ... and what works for me ... not necessarily accurate for someone else
You need to experiment with settings ... to determine what works best for you ... everyone is different

if using the slim line ... try what judge suggested the middle "3" and see how you feel and if nose still feel dry ... increase a notch
if rainout occur ... place machine lower than bed and get a hose cozy to insulate the slim line

if using the climate line ... set on auto mode ... protects against rainout ... default setting 27C/80F

H5 user guide
http://www.resmed.com/au/assets/document...ac_eng.pdf

climateline instructions
http://www.resmed.com/au/assets/document...lo_eng.pdf

the provider manual available via Email (scroll down to section three)
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

S9 setup instructions ... pictures and videos
http://www.apneaboard.com/resmed-s9-cpap-setup

Link to ResScan Download Instructions .. Post#1
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ersion-4-1
(This post was last modified: 11-09-2012 08:19 PM by zonk.)
11-09-2012 08:17 PM
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Tdog Offline

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Joined: Nov 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quatro FX
Humidifier: Resmed H51
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Undisclosed
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Post: #8
RE: New to Forum
Thanks to all for the quick responses. I was in the process of downloading Sleepyhead and saw the moderators were going to send me links. Good info Zonk, will try and get thru it all tonight. Really appreciate all the help and great advice. Looking forward to being normal again....if that's possible Smile A couple other quick questions. Am I supposed to unplug this every day? And is there a quick way to disconnect the Quattro FX besides taking the hose off? Thanks
(This post was last modified: 11-09-2012 08:34 PM by Tdog.)
11-09-2012 08:28 PM
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Ugly Offline

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Posts: 568
Joined: Oct 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Micro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Hydrocephalus, myopia, depression, chronic ugliness, stupidity, tinnitus, mixed sleep apnea.

Sex: Male
Location: Barrie Ontario Canada

Post: #9
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(11-09-2012 07:44 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi Tdog and WELCOME! to the forum.!
I'm glad you decided to start back with your CPAP therapy.
As far as an initial setting for your humidifier, that is a trial and error type of thing. Hang in there for more suggestions and best of luck to you.

AutoSet for "Her" Huh What's the difference between that one and one for "him" so to speak?
11-09-2012 08:54 PM
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Posts: 8,065
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: #10
RE: New to Forum
The Autoset for Her is pink. That's the only difference. Resmed sells "skins" for the S9, too. In my totally biased opinion, a pink machine is silly.

No, you do not have to unplug the machine every day. Some do, most don't. I don't know how the FX attaches to the face but can't you just simply take it off?

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11-09-2012 09:02 PM
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