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This VPAP Adapt is beyond me, sorry to say.
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(10-01-2014, 12:31 PM)Buckeyedog Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 12:21 PM)jcarerra Wrote: Don't understand the previous comment about shrinking the straps.
All of my masks have adjustments available by pulling off the Velcro, tightening the strap, then sticking the Velcro back down.
The P10 does not have any adjustment.

That is astounding.
How could it possibly fit different people?!

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(10-01-2014, 12:52 PM)jcarerra Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 12:31 PM)Buckeyedog Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 12:21 PM)jcarerra Wrote: Don't understand the previous comment about shrinking the straps.
All of my masks have adjustments available by pulling off the Velcro, tightening the strap, then sticking the Velcro back down.
The P10 does not have any adjustment.

That is astounding.
How could it possibly fit different people?!

Yes, that's certainly the question. It's a matter of moving the straps around, using the shape of the head/hair to loosen or tighten as needed. My husband is using the P10 and it's all stretched out after only 3 months. So I'm trying to lower his pressure to fix the centrals while keeping in mind the leaks he's getting from the mask. He won't let me sew it yet. Sigh…


There are whole threads just on the P10. I didn't like them myself. The Swift FX for Her is great except for the blasting from the vent.
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(10-01-2014, 12:52 PM)jcarerra Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 12:31 PM)Buckeyedog Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 12:21 PM)jcarerra Wrote: Don't understand the previous comment about shrinking the straps.
All of my masks have adjustments available by pulling off the Velcro, tightening the strap, then sticking the Velcro back down.
The P10 does not have any adjustment.

That is astounding.
How could it possibly fit different people?!

I know......the key is I guess that you move the top strap along to different places on your head to make the adjustments! It is working out for me ok, but not so much for others.

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#64
A pair of scissors applied to the straps, then a couple of strategically placed small safety pins works great.
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(10-01-2014, 10:48 AM)Whitewabit Wrote: I have yet NOT been able to wear it over a couple of hours though because of the soreness I have in chest/lungs because of the pressure settings being were too high at their starting points.

If I am unable to wear it without the pressure being lower what good will it do me .. I would think even at lower pressures then I need to have it set at eventually .. just to get use to it is the best option, the other being to discontinue its use, and I don't want to do that!!

No, you don't want to do that at all, stop using your machine. I'm in a different situation than you in that I don't have medical care right now so it's all up to me. And I tend to take more medical risks simply because I would be in terrible shape if I'd minded most of my doctors.

So for me, having the terrible air problem, I felt that air trapped throughout my abdomen and lasting for days was too dangerous to pussyfoot around about. And I was afraid of collapsing my lung. That's painful to have and to fix. My stomach was hard as a rock, so what was that doing to all my internal works? Forced air is not a natural occurrence for the body to deal with.

Since, like you, I couldn't use the machine, I lowered the pressures drastically within a month, making small changes every 3 days. Now I realize I could have made bigger changes and would have been fine. I'm still lowering. Why the doctors start out so high, I'll never know, especially with centrals. I think it's better to start low and work up as needed, than to start high and make us constantly call our doctors for permission to nudge it down.




(10-01-2014, 01:02 PM)retired_guy Wrote: A pair of scissors applied to the straps, then a couple of strategically placed small safety pins works great.

My husband is worried the pins will come undone and stab him in his sleep.

Thinking-about

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removed goofy double post.
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(10-01-2014, 01:16 PM)PhyllisBalboa Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 01:02 PM)retired_guy Wrote: A pair of scissors applied to the straps, then a couple of strategically placed small safety pins works great.

My husband is worried the pins will come undone and stab him in his sleep.

Thinking-about

Mine don't. And they're pretty small, so even if they did they wouldn't sink in all that far. And if he's really, really worried about it, revisit that department where you got the HPA Lanolin? They have some great diaper pins with cute little duckies on them. That should work too!
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retired_guy, thanks for the suggestions, especially the diaper pins with ducks. I suppose it one's going to be a wuss about the mask, duckies are appropriate.

Coffee
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Doc oked lower pressures for me .. going from 4-5-9 down to 4-3-5 .. this has to work now!
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(10-01-2014, 03:30 PM)Whitewabit Wrote: Doc oked lower pressures for me .. going from 4-5-9 down to 4-3-5 .. this has to work now!

I see by your profile you're in the same asv mode with the same machine as me. Unless you're in the asv auto mode?

Can you tell me what the numbers you're being switched to are?
I'm thinking: EPAP=4, wait, now I don't know the rest.

Can you make it more clear, with headings, where you were and where your doctor is sending you? Otherwise I have to search through the two threads you and I have going on this air issue and our VPAPs.

And did you get your clinical manual through this forum yet? I swear, that's a lifesaver.

I'm so glad your doctor is working with you!
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