I was diagnosed in 2013 (AHI 28.8, overall sleep efficiency 41.6%, no REM, and severe sleep fragmentation - arousal index 37.3/hr).
I purchased my machine and Mirage Quattro mask and started therapy. Unfortunately it only lasted a few months.
Fast forward to March 2016. I'm at the point where I'm totally exhausted, and just can't continue on like this. I dusted off my old mask and started using the machine again. I could only stand a couple of nights due to the air leaking into my eyes constantly. I took my machine and mask back to where I got them to get refitted correctly, and was told the mask was too big (it was small). She gave me an Amara View mask (small) to trial. Well, it was great to begin with. But unbeknownst to me it was leaking a LOT (46 l/min, 90th percentile system leak 59.0 l/min) and I was drooling a fair bit.
Two days ago I was given a Pilairo nasal ... Prongs? Pillow? to trial for three days. I purchased the SeaTec chin strap to go with it. I now have a couple of questions, if I may?
The chip strap is extremely painful on the inside of the seam that runs down the chin. There seems to be a hard, clear glue that was applied. I am currently putting folded up tissue against it so I can use it, but even the tissue has the indentation of the glue strip when I take it out next morning. Is this how they are?
The other question is...last night I noticed my mask/pillow dribbled water out of it as I readjusted it. I removed it and I was able to flick water out of the tubing as well. I've never had the tubing get wet before with other masks. The humidity on the machine is set at 3 and is on constantly, so I don't think that's it. Each toilet break I flicked out more water before I reattached the tubing.
Im booked for a study on April 12 to check levels and for titration. I hope to have the mask sorted before then so I know what I want and what's most comfortable.
I look forward to learning more from everyone. This time I'm on the journey for the long haul...no giving up.