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Machine: S9 VPAP Adapt (USA Model# 36007, not better 36037 or 36067)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F10 or SimPlus w/ 2Liners. MirageQuatro & Gecko gel pad
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Marfan Syndrome, chronic bradycardia, occasional Cheyne-Stokes Respiration

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RE: Pick-up my CPAP Machine on Monday!
(02-19-2016 09:09 AM)letsgobuffalo12 Wrote:  If there are any other suggestions for a newbie please let me know!!!

Hi letsgobuffalo12, welcome to Apnea Board.

If you haven't already, would be good to read carefully the following advice about machine choices:

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php?title=Machine_choices

In addition to asking the doctor to prescribe a humidifier and heated hose, before going to pick up the machine, I suggest asking the doctor to also prescribe a pressure range, such as 10 to 13, rather than straight 12. A good machine which gives Flow data and which distinguishes between central apneas and obstructive apneas is often important.

The APAP machines can be set up in basic CPAP constant pressure mode, if it turns out that would be best for you, but in most cases an APAP machine operating in APAP therapy mode provides treatment which is more comfortable as well as more efficacious.

Take care,
--- Vaughn

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02-20-2016 01:04 AM
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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Location: Texas

Post: #12
RE: Pick-up my CPAP Machine on Monday!
(02-19-2016 02:23 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:  The nasal pillows are absolutely the way to go. You will sleep better and get fewer leaks and enjoy a much smaller interface.

I absolutely disagree - there is absolutely no way that that is "absolutely the way to go."

Absolutely everyone is absolutely different. I tried nasal pillows and absolutely found them absolutely unsuitable. I absolutely use a nasal mask that works great for me. The nasal pillows, at the same pressure, absolutely felt like the pressure was absolutely too high (which could cause irritation to the lining of the nose, and some folks may believe that they may cause boogers to be blown up into your brain). And I absolutely don't need a FFM because I absolutely don't have an absolute problem with mouth breathing.

Pappa Bear likes his porridge hot and his bed hard. Mamma Bear likes her porridge cold and her bed soft. And Baby Bear like his porridge in between and his bed somewhere between hard and soft. And Goldilocks is absolutely a burglar under the laws of certain states.

And for each one of their absolute situations every other preference is absolutely wrong.

So, try nasal masks. I bet you may see a difference in comfort and effectiveness between each one.

OMMOHY
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letsgobuffalo12 Offline

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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 - AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Built-in w/ heated tube
CPAP Pressure: 12cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Where the Buffalo Roam, NY

Post: #13
RE: Pick-up my CPAP Machine on Monday!
Wow, thanks everyone for the helpful hints and tricks! I pick it up today at 3:00 so if I have further questions I know where to go! Thank you all so much! Big Grin
02-22-2016 10:36 AM
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Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 - AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Built-in w/ heated tube
CPAP Pressure: 12cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #14
RE: Pick-up my CPAP Machine on Monday!
So just a follow up; I had my appointment yesterday with Upstate Home Care, and they were great. They gave me the ResMed AirSense 10 (AutoSet) which seems like a great machine. I am also using the ResMed AirFit P10 pillow mask, which is also great. I wore the machine for a total of 7 1/4 hours last night and FINALLY woke up feeling refreshed with the energy that I should be having. My wife also said that she couldn't sleep because it was TOO quiet, haha! Thank you all again for your advice, it is nice to know that we have this resource of such knowledgeable people right at our fingertips, thanks again!
02-23-2016 08:06 AM
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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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RE: Pick-up my CPAP Machine on Monday!
(02-20-2016 02:31 PM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  
(02-19-2016 02:23 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:  The nasal pillows are absolutely the way to go. You will sleep better and get fewer leaks and enjoy a much smaller interface.

I absolutely disagree - there is absolutely no way that that is "absolutely the way to go."
OMMOHY

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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
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Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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RE: Pick-up my CPAP Machine on Monday!
Hey Letsgobuffalo, congrats on the easy transition to PAP, and the wise choices you obviously made. like

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