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Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
Do any of you guys have experience with this model?

If so do you like it?

Tips or tricks?

Would/have you switch to another model that you liked better?
04-06-2014 09:17 PM
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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
(04-06-2014 09:17 PM)Bruno2 Wrote:  Do any of you guys have experience with this model?

If so do you like it?

Tips or tricks?

Would/have you switch to another model that you liked better?

I have used this full face mask in all 3 sizes. I found the medium worked best for me but still had an issue with leaks. I have a large head and found that cutting off the strap which goes across the top of the head helped. Still had problems with leaks waking me up.
I have switched to a nasal mask with better results but still problem with leaks. I have now been using a Swift FX nasal cushion mask and have much better success with it than either the full face or nasal mask.
For me, I'm allowed a new mask every 3 months, so that's why I've been trying different styles after reading reviews. So, I think it's just a matter of finding the style that works best for you.
04-07-2014 06:43 AM
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Bruno2 Offline

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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
I have the large. Seems like it may be a little too big. When I sleep on my back I have no issues, but when I roll to a side then I have issues. The mask leaks and it becomes hard to exhale due to the machine not knowing when I exhale. Also it is somewhat annoying with the air leaking by my tear ducts. There is a threshold of where the straps are too tight for comfort vs too loose and leaking that I am currently dialing in.
04-07-2014 07:18 AM
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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
I'm a new CPAP user and have been using this mask for about three weeks. For the first 3-4 days I had multiple leak problems, however, after adjusting the straps, and tightening them down a bit more, I now have very little leak issues. I mostly sleep on my side and haven't had much issue, although I did buy a CPAP pillow on Amazon which probably helps a lot.
04-07-2014 11:28 AM
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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
Welcome to the forum wmjstu53.

Hope you enjoy it and learn as much as I have.

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04-07-2014 11:51 AM
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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
Hi wmjstu53,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great to hear that you found a mask that is working for you.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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04-07-2014 12:35 PM
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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
I too am interested in this mask but the word "leak" seems to come up continually when users talk about it. I'm curious though if it's the mask design or if so many keep getting their masks just a little too big (like me). ResMed says if you're on the line between sizes, go smaller. That's so contrary to everything else where-able that people buy. The mask production costs of the masks has to be about $7. I wish they'd all ship like the P10 -- "here's Small Medium and Large, choose the one that works for you because we know you'll be buying many many more in the future".

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04-09-2014 06:30 PM
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Regular Joe Offline

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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
I've used the FX for over a year. I have very few leak issues. There is a fine line between tight and too loose with it. Once you find it, it works very well. The head gear is the issue for me. It looses it's "stretchy" too quickly. I buy a new head gear about once a month. Sometimes they last a little longer.
04-09-2014 11:16 PM
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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
The FX worked great for me, the only reason I switched to the FitLife is because I was having pressure problems. (eyeballs were getting compressed from behind the socket when the sinuses swelled up back there)

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04-10-2014 05:38 AM
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RE: Quattro FX Full Face Mask Inquiry
The FX is very tricky to get adjusted right, but works great when you find the sweet spot and if you correctly wash the cushion every day. The headgear does stretch out rather quickly. To keep from replacing the headgear as often, I cut a couple of inches out of the middle of each strap and hand-sew the cut ends back together...it doesn't take long to do and makes it so I can get 6 or 7 months out of a headgear. Doing this also allows me to use the medium headgear that comes with the medium mask rather than having to buy a small headgear which is closer to the right size to begin with. The material the headgear is made of holds up really well when cut and hold stitches well also.
04-10-2014 09:19 PM
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