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Jimi Owen Offline

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Joined: Nov 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10 size M
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8-13 ramped 10 minutes
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Canada

Post: #1
New to the forum today
This is my first post. I've been reading the forum for a month now and I must say this forum is a wealth of info especially for new people with sleep apnea.
I have been exhausted for a year and my family Doctor said I'm just getting old. I wasn't happy with that answer. My wife suggested a sleep study and my Doctor set me up with a clinic.
My AHI at the clinic was 58 per hour. The Doctor said that is severe.
Am I glad I went.
I recommend anyone who suspects abnormal tiredness to have a study done.
I found this website and read with interest and learned so much while I had my loaner machine, a Resmed S9 autoset.
Great instructions even telling how to set the machine settings. My provider was impressed I knew so much and understood so much about apnea. I did not have any problems with my provider and they were really good and let me use 3 different masks including nose pillows but I had the dry mouth thing and I guess I breath through my mouth so I stayed with the F10 full face.

I ordered the Resmed S9 autoset and it arrived 2 weeks ago.
My AHI is usually between 0 and 4.5 now.
I am getting a better sleep and amazingly I don't need to get up at 3 am for the washroom break as in the past 4 years. I still become tired by the afternoon but not like before.
Thanks everyone for great honest advice on this forum. I'm glad it is available.
11-17-2015 10:46 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
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: New to the forum today
Welcome

Hope you participate in apneaboard -- learn more -- and pass on what you have learned to others.

You're off to a good start,

Mongo

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.
11-17-2015 10:50 AM
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JWR Offline

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Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: DreamStation DSX700 , PR 760 bipap auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed mirage FX
Humidifier: DreamStation DSXH , system one
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 17.5max IPAP = 21
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Welcome aboard Welcome

11-17-2015 11:07 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #4
RE: New to the forum today
Hi Jimi Owen,
Welcome to Apnea Board. Hi

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11-17-2015 11:11 AM
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Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #5
RE: New to the forum today
Welcome to ApneaBoard Jimi Owen!! You came to the right place for info. Good luck with your therapy!

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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11-17-2015 01:19 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #6
RE: New to the forum today
Welcome

excellent - so glad you found us and we could help!

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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11-17-2015 02:21 PM
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zonk Offline

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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 the forum today
(11-17-2015 10:46 AM)Jimi Owen Wrote:  I did not have any problems with my provider and they were really good and let me use 3 different masks including nose pillows but I had the dry mouth thing and I guess I breath through my mouth so I stayed with the F10 full face.
Dry mouth is common with full face masks
Have you tried chinstrap with the nasal pillows?
11-17-2015 03:25 PM
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Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #8
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Hey Jimi. Great start and you can expect it to get better as you get even more adapted to the therapy and learn learn more what works for you. Don't be afraid to try some alternative masks. Most will be sold to you with a 30 day trial and are returnable if you can't make them work.

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11-17-2015 04:07 PM
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Tacoma Droner Offline

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Posts: 52
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: PR System One autoSV BiPap
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Optilife
Humidifier: PR System One
CPAP Pressure: 9-18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Became a hosehead in 2004-still going strong!

Sex: Male
Location: TACOMA WA

Post: #9
RE: New to the forum today
(11-17-2015 03:25 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(11-17-2015 10:46 AM)Jimi Owen Wrote:  I did not have any problems with my provider and they were really good and let me use 3 different masks including nose pillows but I had the dry mouth thing and I guess I breath through my mouth so I stayed with the F10 full face.
Dry mouth is common with full face masks
Have you tried chinstrap with the nasal pillows?
Finding the right mask is the hardest part of this whole thing. I would never agree to a full face unless I tried every other option first. Listen to Zonk--good advice right there.
11-17-2015 07:10 PM
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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

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #10
RE: New to the forum today
Hi Jimi Owen,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It’s good to hear that you have had a good experience with your DME, I sure hope that continues.
It sounds like you are off to a good start, keep up the good work.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
11-17-2015 07:13 PM
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