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Switching Masks
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(04-27-2014, 04:37 PM)yannis Wrote: Thanks zonk, I used saline nasal rinses but didn't do much and I don't want to use decongestants.

Decongestant nasal sprays are not a long term solution. But there are steroidal nasal sprays (Nasonex) and antihistamine nasal sprays (Astelin) that can be quite effective.
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(04-27-2014, 03:37 AM)yannis Wrote: Greetings everyone !!

About a month ago my sleep study showed severe apnea, AHI 82 with mean duration 25 sec. Immediately I started therapy with Resmed S9 Autoset and Mirage FX nasal mask and so far everything is fine and I wake up in the morning feeling great. I don't find necessary to use Ramp function and I start immediately with the min pressure of 8cm. I had nasal congestion for a couple of nights as I caught cold and I ordered Quattro Air to have as a backup mask. I used it the last 2 nights and it works fine too with almost zero leaks but AHI is significantly higher. With Mirage FX leaks were higher but AHI almost zero, I don't know if this is common when changing between masks.

Here is a printscreen from ResScan and I think that I am doing quite well for newcomer.

lh4.googleusercontent.com/-230jOL9Wps4/U1y8agwSgjI/AAAAAAAAAJY/VQaEQJVQ4i0/w1099-h731-no/ResScan.jpg

(As a newcomer I cannot insert image or URL so copy/paste URL to your browser)

Anyway thanks for the information I have found here and I apologize for my English as it is not my native language.
Hi yannis,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great to hear that you are adjusting well to CPAP therapy.
Keep up the good work.
trish6hundred
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(04-27-2014, 09:33 AM)yannis Wrote: Thanks Sleepster and I am sorry if I posted to wrong thread, I just wanted to share my good results.

That's perfectly understandable. I moved your post to its own new thread so that people would feel more at ease responding to your questions about the masks.

We try to keep long back-and-forth discussions out of the "Success Story" thread so it doesn't get side-tracked. I encourage you to post your success story there again. Many people are encouraged when they see that others have overcome the same hurdles they are facing.

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(04-27-2014, 06:33 PM)Sleepster Wrote:
(04-27-2014, 04:37 PM)yannis Wrote: Thanks zonk, I used saline nasal rinses but didn't do much and I don't want to use decongestants.

Decongestant nasal sprays are not a long term solution. But there are steroidal nasal sprays (Nasonex) and antihistamine nasal sprays (Astelin) that can be quite effective.

I am already heavy on medication as I suffer from hypertension, hypercholesterolaemia and lately atrial fibrillation. Actually it was due to atrial fibrillation that cardiologist ordered sleep study and urged me to start cpap therapy immediately. I don't want to use pharmaceutical products if I can overcome congestion with a FFM.
BTW last night AHI with Quattro Air was 1.2 !!!

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