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PaytonA Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

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Pilairo Q Mask
Thanks to all the information from forum members, I have ordered and just now received a F&P Pilairo Q nasal pillows mask. This is a definite change from my FFM which was the previous solution to my mouth leaking.

Received the Pilairo Q last night. Looked it over and tried it for a short time last night. Had a very hard time breathing with the mask and the VPAP hooked up and on. Decided to take more time and read the directions (oh no not that!!!).

When I pulled the mask out of the bag this morning and looked at it closely, I found that the headgear was installed at the factory upside down. Consequently, when I put it on, it was upside down because I used the headgear as my guide.

I corrected that problem and tried it out this morning right side up. I am very impressed with how it seals. I had a tech at the sleep lab try a nasal pillows mask on me several years ago and he could not get it to quit leaking at my pressure. The Pilairo Q seals quite nicely and feels comfortable. The interaction of my breathing with my VPAP's operation feels quite a bit different than with my FFM. The larger dead air space of the FFM probably absorbs more pressure pulses and the like.

The next problem is going to be battling mouth leaking. I was fairly encouraged during my short trial because I made the seal without really thinking about it and kept it without thinking about it. l do have a chinstrap ordered just in case but I think that I may try the Pilairo Q without a chin strap tonight.

I really like the design of this mask. Someone seems to have put a lot of thought into this. Will report back later as well as writing a review.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
08-27-2015 11:42 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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RE: Pilairo Q Mask
...This is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world. Oh, the humanity! I'm gonna have to stop for a minute because I've lost my voice. This is the worst thing I've ever witnessed. A defector from the Mirage Quattro!

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08-27-2015 11:53 AM
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Machine: PRS1 D560TS
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10, Bkup: Airfit F10 & Quattro Air
Humidifier: PRS1 60 series with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 8 w/ Aflex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using APAP mode with fixed pressure

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RE: Pilairo Q Mask
Pilairo Q is the gateway mask to .......P10 Smile

Resistance is Futile!!
(This post was last modified: 08-27-2015 12:09 PM by AshSF.)
08-27-2015 12:09 PM
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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

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Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #4
RE: Pilairo Q Mask
PaytonA,
Glad you are happy with your new mask!
I have a PilaroQ also. I really like it, but like my P10 better.

Let us know when you switch to the P10. Whistle

OpalRose
08-27-2015 01:48 PM
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