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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: #11
RE: Newbie
At least where I got my last machine and humidifier, they are separate pieces and there is an additional cost for the humidifier. I don't remember how it worked with my first machine and humidifier. I don't know what it would be like not to have one and I am glad that I do. I also use the climate line tubing.
12-21-2013 03:01 PM
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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: #12
RE: Newbie
(12-21-2013 12:50 PM)taz_in_gosport Wrote:  Thanks for the support.

I see a lot of you use humidifiers, I wake up in the morning with a dry sore mouth, is it worth pushing the hospital to try and supply one to help me when I go back for my review? Tongue-out-2
Breathing cold air is irritating, humidifier can helps PAPers who have problems with congestion or dryness of the nose and throat. Breathing warm, moist air can make therapy more comfortable. I would also push for the climate line (heated hose), if some reason they decline, you can get them from US at a lower costs than UK prices and Supplier #10 point out that prescription is not required for international orders
Suppliers List http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List

In US, a prescription is not required for CPAP mask without headgear (headgear can be purchased separately), mask parts cushions/headgear, machine parts hoses/filters/water tank parts, etc. Machines/humidifiers/complete masks require a prescription

User profile "CPAP Pressure: max 20", does max 20 refer to maximum pressure range setting
Did you had a titration study at the hospital determine CPAP pressure or just gave you the Autoset in wide range so they can look at the data at the review and come up with pressure setting based on machine recording. If this the case, you need to check the data now (AHI, pressure, leak) high leak would result in unreliable data. Others said that their machines switched to a different machine and had to buy the Autoset out of pocket
12-21-2013 05:00 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #13
RE: Newbie
Taz, do they have you using a full face mask (FFM) because you breathe through your mouth at night? If so, you may want to try a nasal only mask and a chin strap instead. A nasal mask is easier to deal with and has less leaks for most people.

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12-21-2013 08:07 PM
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taz_in_gosport Offline

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Posts: 4
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: s9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro Air
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: max 20
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Gosport Hampshire UK

Post: #14
RE: Newbie
They gave me the S9 with FFM because as we sat talking he said " I can see you breath through your nose and mouth so I will give you a ffm" and said the machine was all setup for me, I have found the settings and it is set for max 20
12-23-2013 07:11 AM
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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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Location: USA

Post: #15
RE: Newbie
(12-23-2013 07:11 AM)taz_in_gosport Wrote:  They gave me the S9 with FFM because as we sat talking he said " I can see you breath through your nose and mouth so I will give you a ffm" and said the machine was all setup for me, I have found the settings and it is set for max 20

what pressure range is your autoset? I think that technicians give FFM because it makes their job easier but isn't necessarily what is best for the person.
12-23-2013 07:18 AM
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Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 20
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Post: #16
RE: Newbie
I am new too and agree this forum is supportive and friendly.
My pressure is very high and the slightest dislodgment of the mask results in leaks. As well, the straps all have to be of the same tension or the mask has different pressures on the sides, maybe causing what you call flutter?
The high pressure is difficult to breath with, but even worse is the automatic lessening of pressure on the exhale - the timing isn't very good, so the result is the machine takes over my breathing, blowing up my lungs with the pressure and then suddenly less pressure causes a fast exhale (faster than my rhythm) then boom! high pressure and suddenly my lungs are at maximum expansion. I had it turned off.
You guys can set your own pressure? I was told that was part of the Rx and had to be set at the Doctors office.
02-09-2014 08:39 PM
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