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#11
New user problems.
Hi guys.
Second question in short time used machine twice without humidifier(not supplied) nose so dry on anti-biotic cream for this should I try using machine for short periods to get used to it or will it cause me more problems as my upper teeth also hurt on and off since using like a sinus toothache but without the pain in cheeks etc,sorry for two questions but am so concerned about being able to use machine as have severe apnea and floppy eyelid syndrome(my eyes sting most days)
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#12
RE: New user problems.
Sounds like you need to use the humidifier. Since yours didn't come with one, you can buy them very inexpensively on Amazon or Supplier #1 on the Supplier list.
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#13
RE: New user problems.
The ResMed you have has a humidifier built in. They had to have a special panel so the machine would work without the humidifier not being used. 

Do you have the humidifier but just not filling it?  You can get one for 20$ on amazon.
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#14
RE: New user problems.
Please keep your posts in the same thread.  It really does help us out.
Specifically which machine do you have?  It has a name on the front of the case, lower right side, post what it says there.

And get OSCAR this is so very important to understand your therapy.

Read the Mask Primer (see link in my signature), you are most likely having mask fit issues just like most other new users.  We are taught to tighten to reduce leaks, this is not the case with masks, too tight actually causes leaks and most likely is causing the discomfort you are feeling.  Forget the straps, just hold the mask on your face, under pressure, move it around a bit, trying both tighter and looser, and really tight (I bet that wasn't comfortable). now fix the straps to mimic how the mask felt with your hand.  Final step, redo while lying down in your sleeping position as lying down actually changes the shape of your face enough to matter, thank mother nature and gravity for that.
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#15
RE: New user problems.
Thanks I have Resmed Airsense 10 auto,I’m just concerned I have done damage to my sinuses using it as well as drying my nose out,I now have humidifier but not sure if it is now safe to use for me but I have severe sleep apne.Sorry will keep questions to one thread from now.Just worried that I have done irreversible damage to my sinus passages etc and stressed.
Don’t know if anyone has ever caused damage to themselves with really cold air.
Maybe I should try it with humidifier to help ease pain who knows?
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#16
RE: New user problems
Kieran,
I have merged your two threads together as they are of the same topic.
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#17
RE: New user problems
If you now have the humidifier, yes I'd use it. There is no way a CPAP can cause harm or damage. It can be uncomfortable at times while you get used to it, but this isn't powerful enough to damage. What can damage your health more is scaring yourself out of using your CPAP. Just as an example of the pressure, 10 cmH2O equals 0.142233 PSI.

I'd suggest setting the CPAP up with humidifier and water to the full mark, add the heated hose, and run both on mid level settings. Try the humidifier on 4 or 5 and the heated hose on about 80°F or 27°C. And certainly try it while relaxed and watching your TV, listening to the radio, or reading a book.

You have mentioned pain from your teeth. I have mentioned it before, but might this pain be from a very tight mask? Loosen the mask straps some and see if the pain diminishes. Or you'll need a mask that fits better and feels more comfortable.
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#18
RE: New user problems
I would recommend using the climateline hose with a fleece cover, and set the humidity to auto, and hose temp to auto. For me it seems like I was chasing down the right temps all the time when not set to auto. And that was in an attempt to keep from getting a dry nose and mouth.

I still get a dry mouth if I can't keep my pie-hole closed. But that doesn't happen often and the dryness is understandable if I happen to be mouth-breathing.

I find myself pressing my tongue against the upper part of my mouth which keeps me from blowing open my mouth during the higher pressure part of my ASV's cycle. I think this is partly learned and partly natural. But I find that sometimes I press my tongue so hard against the roof of my mouth that is also puts pressure against the inner part of my teeth. And this has caused me some lasting pain (actually a very odd random and painful sensation) in my teeth. So much so, that I saw my dentist and got x-rays to make sure there wasn't an underlying abscess brewing somewhere. All was good there.

Also, is your mask the F30i? You tagged it as a ResMed i30 Hybrid in your profile. I don't think that's exactly correct. I use the Hybrid F30 (hose connector on the front of the mask), which I absolutely love, and there is an F30i (hose connector at the top of the head). for fit issues and teeth hurting, you might try the F30 or PR Amara View. That is, if you like the Hybrid style of mask.
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