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Swift FX Nasal Pillows - Achieving Lift-Off
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justinfreeman Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: ResMed S9
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post: #11
RE: Swift FX Nasal Pillows - Achieving Lift-Off
Wow, thanks for all the replies guys. I'm certainly glad I joined this forum.

The last two nights have been fine (according to my wife). I adjusted the top strap by a couple of clicks and it is obviously keeping that seal better around my nose. I don't actually recall waking up during the night at all so must have been something I needed anyway.

I think my CP tech had the best of intentions - he did mention it was another patient who had done it - sticking a fine layer of gauze over the vent - and had not seen it himself.

Appreciate all the responses.
05-20-2014 07:23 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
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Post: #12
RE: Swift FX Nasal Pillows - Achieving Lift-Off
Glad it is working for you, Justin. Please stick around and let us know how it is going for you!

Payton: The difference is the manufacturer did it. After testing with different materials to find the right kind to provide the sound dampening yet still let the air exchange. Not some DME guy with some gauze he got from the OSHA bandage box in the break room. Or a DIY end-user perusing this forum and coming across this thread who then gets it into his/her head and wants to give it a try.

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05-21-2014 08:55 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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

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Post: #13
RE: Swift FX Nasal Pillows - Achieving Lift-Off
(05-20-2014 07:23 PM)justinfreeman Wrote:  Wow, thanks for all the replies guys. I'm certainly glad I joined this forum.

The last two nights have been fine (according to my wife). I adjusted the top strap by a couple of clicks and it is obviously keeping that seal better around my nose. I don't actually recall waking up during the night at all so must have been something I needed anyway.

I think my CP tech had the best of intentions - he did mention it was another patient who had done it - sticking a fine layer of gauze over the vent - and had not seen it himself.

Appreciate all the responses.
Hi justin,
It's good to hear that your mask is working well for you.
Let us know of your progress and keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
05-21-2014 09:03 PM
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PaytonA Online
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Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
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CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Orange County,California

Post: #14
RE: Swift FX Nasal Pillows - Achieving Lift-Off
Paula,

You are right, it would not be wise for less experienced users to arbitrarily put covers over the vents due to the potential CO2 considerations, so I will leave it at that. I wasn't thinking of all the ramifications. Please put your hammer back away. Dielaughing

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PaytonA
(This post was last modified: 05-22-2014 10:28 AM by PaytonA.)
05-22-2014 10:25 AM
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