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Sensitivity to Sjlicone?
#1
I have had to use a cpap and now Bipap machine for a long time. I have endure very painful muscles that nurses suggested might be fibromyalgia. Also painful hips, mostly right side that even cortisone would not help for more that a couple of days. I have tried lots of different full face masks and my pressure is 18.4 and 12.0 which may need to be adjusted with the new mask. My machine is the Resmed air curve 10 for her. I gave up on taking oxycodone for pain and found that I could somehow cope using electrotherapy for very long periods of time. Like an all day ordeal using 8 leads. 
Then something recently happened. I decided I wanted to try the New Air Touch F20 mask that uses memory foam we sleep on a memory foam bed and love it. Finally got my supplier to carry the mask and just received it about 4 or 5 days ago. I was surprised the very first morning with it actually felt good to walk, even though my muscles are quite weak. I even did a couple of laps around are home because it actually felt good to walk. I can now get around mostly without any form of support when I used to need crutches to even get to our bathroom. The only difference I know of is the mask change. 
Doctor says silicone is inert and should not be a problem, yet I cannot explain why I am doing so much better. It has been about 2 weeks since my last electrotherapy use and was extremely painful before my first night with the new mask. So I think it is more than just chance.

I am concerned as well as I am schedulted to see an eye doctor for Cataract Surgery, and that lenses are made of either silicone or acrylic. 
if my body is sensitive to silicone do I dare let some be put in my eyes.
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#2
A question best left for you and your doctor.
Here's an article on IOL (Inter Ocular Lens) material and lens design.
http://phaco.ascrs.org/sites/phaco.ascrs...r%2012.pdf

As I read it, the use of Silicone has fallen out of favor. There are pros and cons to all materials. You should have that discussion with your doctor.
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#3
Only way to know for sure is to see your physician who should send you to an allergist.
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#4
Just a thought . What if you switch back to you old mask for a couple dats and see what happens.
Thanks
GARY
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#5
It could be that the old mask was leaking and not giving full treatment. The new mask is known for minimal leakage and could be a large part of why you are feeling better. It also may well be the silicon and there are a few makers of material liners that go between you face and mask. I'm sure someone will bring out a memory foam liner cut out of a thin sheet, to use in place of the fabric liners soon.
new user http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...re_success
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
From machine or sleepyhead, set the min CPAP 1cm below median pressure. Or 2cm below 90/95%. max at 20cm for now. Forum will help you fine tune settings
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#6
I really appreciate the responses received. Thank you.
It is hard to do but I am going.back to the air fit f20 cushion. This way everything is constantl except the cushion change.It is hard to do as I am certain that. I will be in.major pain tomorrow or Saturday
Now about my settings and leakages. I have fine tuned my settings and have on several occassion obtained the 0.0 AHI. The leakage has been extremely low.  I do use my machine a lot. Since I have OCPD caused by medical intervention. Some times it is easier to lie in bed and watch TV then to be tied to oxygen. I do think my pressures may need to be adjusted down the road as my AHI seem to be higher with the air touch memory foam.
About cloth,  I do not think in my situation as it is not inflammation.ation local to the silicone. The inflammation is inside my body. Similar to symptoms women with broken silicone breast implants experienced.
I know this sounds impossible but appears to be happening to me.

I really loved reading about materials used in cataract Surgery. My appointment is almost 2 weeks away and would like to be somewhat informed.

Even as I like hear typing my right hip is now trobing.
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#7
Update. 
Got up for nature visit around 6am local time. To ender but able to walk on.my own 4 1/2 hours later and my body is in agony. It hurts to move in bed with our to even any weight on it. In morning I tough I might be wrong and it was chance but not now. Back to air touch h mask.
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Does anyone know how to get information on materials used in cpap masks. Tried to find MSDS with no luck. Something in the mask has been causing me harm. I am tired of being an invalid now possibly caused by medical devices. I want to get well. Resmed is not saying what the mask is made of only that they call it infinity seal. Are gases used during it's construction being breathe in?
Anyone know how to get information?
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#9
I hope this attachment works 
.pdf   104484_pb-590_mask-materials_product-bulletin_jan_09 (1).pdf (Size: 54.27 KB / Downloads: 12)
Thanks
GARY
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#10
Thank you so much. I don't know how but it is certainly hurting my hip and possibly my lungs. Silicone is something I will have to keep away from me. This will not be easy.
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