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Machine: ResMed S9 Auto Escape
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit 10
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: Auto 6/20 CM H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: New Jersey

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Still struggling with Mask
Hi Everyone:
The mask I have been using was leaking air and squeaking and waking me up. I requested the ComfortGel Mask. The DME was pretty nice and gave me one. It seemed like it fit snugger and I was encouraged.
Unfortunately, it is leaving a bruise on the bridge of my nose. I tried adjusting it and padding it with gauze but it was too painful. I removed the blue ComfortGel and inserted it into my original face mask. It was a much better fit and didn't pinch my nose, but the seal wasn't perfect and it leaked air. I now also have a sinus infection and am on antibiotics and nasal steroids. UGH! My glasses are resting on the tender spot on my nose that the mask pinched. Ouch.
Now what mask do I go after? I have read about other people loving the Dream-something mask. Should I ask for that? I have a small face and small mouth.
Thank you for your kind interest and wisdom.
11-20-2015 10:21 AM
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #2
RE: Still struggling with Mask
Hollyboop, the conventional full face masks are all going to seal across the bridge of the nose, and that's not working for you right now. If you really can't tolerate nasal therapy (pillows), then there are hybrid masks by innoMed or Resmed that consist of nasal pillow interface and a mouth cover. Nothing on the bridge of your nose. The Respironics Amara FFM similarly does not cover the nose bridge. Might be a solution.

Did you ever try nasal pillows to rule out that they won't work?

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11-20-2015 11:56 AM
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Tacoma Droner Offline

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Posts: 52
Joined: Sep 2015

Machine: PR System One autoSV BiPap
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Optilife
Humidifier: PR System One
CPAP Pressure: 9-18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Became a hosehead in 2004-still going strong!

Sex: Male
Location: TACOMA WA

Post: #3
RE: Still struggling with Mask
Holly-the dream-something mask is the Philips Respironics DreamWear CPAP Mask. Great mask as long as your nose isn't plugged up! Quick YouTube vid gives you the general idea.



11-20-2015 01:05 PM
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Hollyboop Offline

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Posts: 10
Joined: Oct 2015

Machine: ResMed S9 Auto Escape
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit 10
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: Auto 6/20 CM H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: New Jersey

Post: #4
RE: Still struggling with Mask
I am now using the ResMed Airflow F10 size medium. It's no longer leaking so I think I'm good with the mask.
11-27-2015 01:54 PM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

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Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #5
RE: Still struggling with Mask
What did you do to correct the leak problem?

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11-27-2015 04:26 PM
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