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y_not Offline

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Posts: 16
Joined: Feb 2016

Machine: ResMed S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: SleepWeaver Anew
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 9.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also COPD since 2011

Sex: Male
Location: England

Post: #1
Thanks for all the advice
Hi, my first day on the site! I've found that my AHI at 28 is moderate, that my dry mouth & nose bleeds are not uncommon, that I've got this issue for life and I'm not the only one!

So, people, thank you for that!

Just two weeks after the CPAP trial (UK) I now get a full 8 hours sleep a night, I feel awake for the first time in years ( and worse, I never realised how bad I'd got). I used to wake every 2 hours thinking I just needed to urinate - that was never the case!

CPAP has, in two weeks, woken me up, realigned my brain and returned me to humanity!

If CPAP were a religion I think I'd be a convert! Sure, it's a pain wearing a mask every night, the soreness (only slight) around the points of contact and general nuisance of the system but all worth it.

Your comments (on other posts) have helped me to understand the condition and, over time will help to manage it so, thanks very much!
02-01-2016 03:19 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Posts: 3,857
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: Thanks for all the advice
Wonderful. Great job.
You made your own success by educating yourself; and sticking to it.

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02-01-2016 03:27 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #3
RE: Thanks for all the advice
Great job and welcome to the forum! Smile

OpalRose
02-01-2016 03:49 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,453
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: #4
RE: Thanks for all the advice
Hi y_not,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It’s great to hear that you are doing so well with CPAP therapy
Keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
02-01-2016 05:46 PM
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ginzo Offline

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Posts: 227
Joined: Aug 2015

Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Res Med Airfit P-10
Humidifier: Humidair S with heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 10.0-13.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: I'm a mouth breather!!!

Sex: Male
Location: North Port, FL

Post: #5
RE: Thanks for all the advice
Congratulations!!! It gets easier and more comfortable as you go along. You will find little nuances that will help improve your therapy and adjust to any problems you havenow.
02-01-2016 07:59 PM
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surferdude2 Offline

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Posts: 1,077
Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro & Optilife
Humidifier: ResMed H5i @ #3 if nose breathing & #5 if mouth breathing
CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

Sex: Male
Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #6
RE: Thanks for all the advice
Congratulations and welcome. Once you get around to pursuing options, consider a nasal pillows mask. With your low pressure requirement, it just seems like a good choice to give you more comfort than the FF mask.

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02-01-2016 08:24 PM
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