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nic.au Offline

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Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: Resmed S10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FP Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 6 to 16
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth West Australia

Post: #1
Newbie
First off Hi to all.
Been on a trial machine for a month. Now purchased one and been using it for 5 days.
Snored as long as I can remember, but after threats from the wife no more trips in caravan till sorted, thought its time to see Dr.
After first study and a score of 116 AHI put on a trial machine for a month.
Now after second study down to 1.6 and dropping, 0.4 last night on Resmed S10. Don't know how accurate the readings on the machine is compared to sleep study.
But I'm starting to feel more energetic and alert already, I do struggle a bit with the mask, but with all the positive comments and advice I see on this forum I'm sure Ill get over any hurdles.
Thanks to all. looking forward to becoming an active member.
10-06-2014 05:31 AM
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Moriarty Offline

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Posts: 270
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: Respironics REMStar 50 Series Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Pakel Pilairo Q
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 8.5-20 (average 9.4)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Image above is my CPAP machine...

Sex: Male
Location: Toowoomba - Qld - Australia

Post: #2
RE: Newbie
Welcome nic.au

Its good to see another user getting good results...
I have to say I didn't realise how badly I was sleeping until I started CPAP...


By the way -
If you are in AU (and even if you aren't) would you mind putting the Town - or the State at least in your profile.

Disclaimer: The 'Advisory Member' title is a Forum thing that I cannot change. I am not a doctor and my comments are purely my opinion or quote my personal experience. Regardless of my experience other readers mileage may vary.
10-06-2014 05:35 AM
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nic.au Offline

New Members

Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: Resmed S10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FP Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 6 to 16
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Perth West Australia

Post: #3
RE: Newbie
Thanks Moriarty.
Other side of the country Perth.
I new how bad I was sleeping but to slack to get it fixed. Hopefully now on the right road:-)
10-06-2014 05:44 AM
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kmar92 Offline

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Posts: 31
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResmedS9 Auto Set
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sydney, Australia

Post: #4
RE: Newbie
Yes welcome nic.au, great to see another Aussie here even though you are so far away from me.

I was diagnosed with 91 AHI but since I started therapy I now average 0.4 AHI so I am very happy with that. Getting comfortable with a mask that works for you is the biggest hurdle but with some patience and persistence you will get there quickly.
10-06-2014 07:28 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

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: Newbie
Hi nic.au,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Sounds like you're off to a great start, keep up the good work and hang in there for more responses to your post.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
10-06-2014 09:43 AM
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Evpraxia Offline

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Posts: 313
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift LT for Her - Nasal Pillows System
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Cat Staff, bibliophile, love Classical & Byzantine music

Sex: Female
Location: Pacific Northwest USA

Post: #6
RE: Newbie
Welcome nic.au;

I am also a fairly new user of APAP/CPAP. I just got my ResMed S9 AutoSet on Sept 20.

You are on the right path and doing well. Even if there are days when you think "but I am SO tired, how CAN this APAP be helping me?" Stay with it - the body needs time to heal and adjust.

Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
10-06-2014 01:31 PM
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PANDMFITZ Offline

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Posts: 4
Joined: Sep 2014

Machine: RESMED S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: varies, hybrid and Pillows
Humidifier: RESMED
CPAP Pressure: 10-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: I switch between nasal pillows and a hybrid mask

Sex: Male
Location: Allen, TX (burb of Dallas)

Post: #7
RE: Newbie
Great News, I also went from high double digits to readings in .1-1.4 or so..I even had a couple of nights with 0.0 which got me a smiley face I feel better than I have felt in years, sleeping through the night without even a p-call. Haven't taken as much as 1/2 of a Tylenol P.M. in 3 months. CPAP has made a difference in my life.
12-22-2014 10:59 PM
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Evpraxia Offline

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Posts: 313
Joined: Aug 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift LT for Her - Nasal Pillows System
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-17
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Cat Staff, bibliophile, love Classical & Byzantine music

Sex: Female
Location: Pacific Northwest USA

Post: #8
RE: Newbie
Great News, PANDMFITZ!

Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
12-22-2014 11:15 PM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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Posts: 2,292
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: EPAP: 9 - 15 PS: 3 - 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #9
RE: Newbie
Welcome Nic.

Quote:after threats from the wife no more trips in caravan
Was that a threat or a promise? SHa_biggrin5

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12-23-2014 12:00 AM
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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: #10
RE: Newbie
Welcome

You're in the right place!

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

Cool
12-23-2014 04:29 PM
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