I've given up on FitLife and it sounds like the DME's "30 day trials" don't mean you can keep trying more masks once they think you've tried enough. I seem to be stuck with this one, even though it's causing very sore teeth and still leaking because it's loose. Nothing has really worked for me and I'm interested in trying more FFMs with modification... We thought I couldn't use any conventional FFMs because my nose gets deep dents with any loose gentle pressure on it overnight, but I think that with moleskin or fleece I may be able to handle it.
I'm very small so would need S to XS masks. The only conventional one I've trialed has been F10 which I gave up on quickly because of the nose sore, but I only tried gauze and band aids to alleviate that. I thought there would be a mask I could use out of the box but apparently there isn't, and liners have not helped any of them.
The only mask I have other than this one is Amara view which also doesn't stay sealed all night and which eventually takes skin off my nasal area and hurts my cheekbones if it's tight enough. I guess I'm going to go back to attempting to use this, or maybe take months off of therapy if I can't get this resolved. In June I should be able to have another mask covered by insurance... I can't swing $80 or much more to buy any outright, especially since I know it's likely not to work.
The FitLife is a size S and has less than 7 days of use on it, all but one with a liner so very little skin contact. It's almost a great solution! If it fit below my chin instead of against my teeth I think it would be great.
Why not use nasal pillows and a chin strap?
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Nasal pillows made it hard for me to breathe, even though I'm a nose breather, and I found them noisy. I also need to use a ton of tape on my mouth because it's never been my whole mouth that opens, just a flutter of my lip despite the tongue trick. Air accumulates in my mouth and escapes, waking me up. Chin straps give me a jaw ache and no help with this issue. I got nasal irritation that felt like it would cause a sore as we'll.