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Judy1843 Offline

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Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 Model 37028
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10
Humidifier: Humidity Level 4 Ramp off
CPAP Pressure: 7-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Amara View and DreamWear Nasal

Sex: Female
Location: St Louis,Mo

Post: #1
Still searching for a mask
I've been at cpap for almost a year now and it feels like I'm not improving. I started out with a Quattro Air and due to blisters from the silicone (used padacheek and liners) still got bad red marks on bridge of my nose. Moved to the Amara View and struggled until I started to also get blisters on left side of face ( cut homemade liner) and last night had the largest AHI of almost 9. I also have a Airfit P10 which felt suffocating last night (took off after 3 hours) and went back to the Amara View. I'am a mouth breather so not sure where to go from here!
Very frustrated!
09-20-2015 09:21 AM
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foss Offline
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Posts: 203
Joined: Jun 2015

Machine: ResMed Autosense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 13.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Marine Chemist, Science Teacher & Counselor, Internet Server Admistrator

Sex: Male
Location: Under The Rainbow

Post: #2
RE: Still searching for a mask
I have had good luck with the F&P Simplus. That is the one I am currently using. I go back and forth with the Amara View. When I have allergies or a cold the View is more problematic. I have had minor issues with the Simplus at the bridge of my nose since it rides so high.

The Simplus might be worth a trial.

Jeff

Sleep is worth the effort.
09-20-2015 10:17 AM
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Judy1843 Offline

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Posts: 84
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 Model 37028
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10
Humidifier: Humidity Level 4 Ramp off
CPAP Pressure: 7-13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Amara View and DreamWear Nasal

Sex: Female
Location: St Louis,Mo

Post: #3
RE: Still searching for a mask
(09-20-2015 10:17 AM)foss Wrote:  I have had good luck with the F&P Simplus. That is the one I am currently using. I go back and forth with the Amara View. When I have allergies or a cold the View is more problematic. I have had minor issues with the Simplus at the bridge of my nose since it rides so high.

The Simplus might be worth a trial.

Jeff
I wish that I would have gotten the Simplus instead of the Airfit P10 and will now have to wait until Febuary for Insurance. I guess this takes a long time to figure out
(09-20-2015 10:17 AM)foss Wrote:  I have had good luck with the F&P Simplus. That is the one I am currently using. I go back and forth with the Amara View. When I have allergies or a cold the View is more problematic. I have had minor issues with the Simplus at the bridge of my nose since it rides so high.

The Simplus might be worth a trial.

Jeff
I wish that I would have gotten the Simplus instead of the Airfit P10 and will now have to wait until Febuary for Insurance. I guess this takes a long time to figure out
(This post was last modified: 09-20-2015 05:29 PM by Judy1843.)
09-20-2015 05:29 PM
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eviltim Offline

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Posts: 408
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10
Humidifier: H5i heated humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 5 exhale/9 inhale
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #4
RE: Still searching for a mask
Judy, I know not everyone has the money to do this, but many online suppliers have extremely good return policies. It is possible to order one mask at a time and return them until you find one that works for you. I did this with Supplier #1 and I'm glad I did because I went through about 10 masks before settling on the F10.
09-20-2015 05:54 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,446
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #5
RE: Still searching for a mask
Hi Judy1843,
It can take quite a few masks 'till you find one that you can live with and hopefully will work well for you.
Good luck to you and don't give up.

trish6hundred
09-20-2015 06:07 PM
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stephen D Offline

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Posts: 10
Joined: Jul 2015

Machine: resmed aircurve 10cs pacewave
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: resmed p10 & Amara View
Humidifier: resmed
CPAP Pressure: Auto EPAP 6 PS 3 min 10 max
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I do not use software however as the machine is wifi compliant my physician will email a report

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: Still searching for a mask
Judy I am certainly not an expert having been on cpap for just 4 months. I also use the resmed p10 and the Amara View masks. I'm not sure if there is a perfect mask but I am getting good results mainly thru determination I think. My preference is the p10 despite leakage above the recommended amount mainly via the mouth. I am ignoring it as my AHI IS GOOD (00 ---1.5) every night. My sleep test AHI was 88. The Amara View is at best OK. It also leaks and when I turn the head gear pulls one way causing even more leak and a sore nose. I have read as I'm sure you also have all the complaints and pros and cons about masks on this site. I guess what I'm trying to say is I think the best mask is a compromise between attitude determination and obviously a mask you don't hate. I decided a while ago these are the 2 masks I selected and they are going to work. Try and be guided by the results only and ignore all the other mask imperfections the experts tell us shouldn't occur. good luck...
09-20-2015 06:55 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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Posts: 1,174
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #7
RE: Still searching for a mask
Same here, Judy. I had to try about 8 masks to find the right one.

You might want to up your low-end pressure to about 7cm. Some masks do not ventilate as well as others
and a bit higher pressure can get rid of that stifling sensation.

YMMV.

Best of luck on your quest!
Smile

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09-20-2015 08:35 PM
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