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Posts: 2
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: REMstar SE
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Respironics optilife
Humidifier: System one heated
CPAP Pressure: 5
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Canada

Post: #1
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I am a new user and have the Phillips responds step one on trial with nasal pillows. I have had the machine on trial and return it on Monday. I live in Canada and have coverage for 75% of machine and will pay 275$ out of pocket but this is for Phillips without data collection. If I want the data option they want 1000$ instead of 275$. Will I use this package and is it worth the extra expense? Also, on trial I used the nasal pillows with a chin strap so I do not open my mouth. Is there another mask that someone recommends as I find the pillows sloppy and not secure. Also , how will I know I have the right cpap setting as during the sleep study they see me 1 time. I am having my titration sleep study this Saturday night in the hospital. I feel as if i have little control and wan to make sure it will all be correct. The respiroligist and even more important his secretary are excellent at what they do. What advice can you shed and I am a registered nurse so if you want to use medical words then go ahead and if not I understand that too!Rolleyes
03-20-2013 08:52 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Posts: 1,174
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #2
RE: New user
Hi MGR,

Welcome

You are in the right place, there are a lot of folks here that can help you make your way down this path.
Maybe even save you a lot of $$ too!

Hint: You will most likely want the data collection...BUT hold off till you talk to some more people here!
data collection is usually NOT $1,000 more so hand in there!


Sleep-well

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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03-20-2013 09:06 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: #3
RE: New user
Hi MGR,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You would benefit by having a data-capable machine. If you get a non-data-capable, (brick,) machine, the only thing you will know is hours used and there is SO much more you will want to know than that.
Hang in there for more suggestions.
Best of luck to you with CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
03-20-2013 09:25 PM
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Bompa Offline

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Posts: 854
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: DreamStation Pro
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Nuance Pro
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 12.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Falkenburg,

Post: #4
RE: New user
Welcome to "The" Forum MGR.(From another Canuck!)
You'll find a lot of real good tips, hints, and good advice here.
We do like to have a little fun too!!Banana

The majority of us use a machine that we can gather and save data, just to see how we are progressing.
I have a ResMed Elite S9 with humidifier, and heated hose along with nasal Pillows.
I use a program, ResScan, Which can be downloaded from this site and also a program called Sleepyhead.

Check out our Supplier's List: http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List

Once again Welcome and have a good day!

Dreaming oldman
03-21-2013 10:54 AM
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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: #5
RE: New user
(03-20-2013 08:52 PM)MGR Wrote:  If I want the data option they want 1000$ instead of 275$. Will I use this package and is it worth the extra expense?
Absolutely worth every penny. The machine is useless without data
You and your doctor need data to evaluate how the treatment is working

Data is the most essential feature along with the right mask
Just like diabetic or heart patient need data, so an apneics need data too
Have you checked the price with other local suppliers
US on-line prices are lot cheaper, most would not sell Resmed to foreigners except suppliers #10 and #2
03-21-2013 06:44 PM
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Posts: 8,062
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: #6
RE: New user
Shoot, for the $1000 you can go to Supplier #2 and get a used Autoset or PRS1 Auto. Heck, you can almost get two.

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03-21-2013 08:17 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Posts: 1,174
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #7
RE: New user
What Paula said. Wink

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03-21-2013 09:45 PM
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