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GingerMan512 Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto
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Sex: Male
Location: Austin Texas

Post: #1
Two Months a Hose Head
So I'm just over 2 months in and I'm doing great! During my first sleep study I was at over 100 AHI!! During my first 30 days I averaged 2.4 so that's fantastic. I switched from the Eson to the RedMed P10 mask and LOVE IT! My lowest AHI was 0.4 and my highest was 10.5 when I had a cold.

I've flown with the CPAP and didn't have any problems. I'll be camping in West Texas in a couple months so I'll get to try running off of battery.

As most of you know successful CPAP treatment is literally a lifesaver. I'm so mad I didn't do it sooner!

73's
Josh
09-22-2015 12:33 AM
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PoolQ Offline

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Machine: AirCurve 10 VAUTO
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara View
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #2
RE: Two Months a Hose Head
Dang good to hear your success! Hope you caught it before the side effects kicked it.
09-22-2015 12:58 AM
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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

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #3
RE: Two Months a Hose Head
Hi GingerMan512,
It's good to hear that you are having great success with your CPAP therapy.
Keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
09-22-2015 07:51 AM
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sonicboom Offline

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Machine: Airsense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10, Dreamwear
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 4.6-7.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Washington

Post: #4
RE: Two Months a Hose Head
Fantastic! I think you expressed the sentiment of most of us who are reformed pappers now. The new technology in masks and machines has certainly made the treatment more palatable than from years ago.

Coffee
09-22-2015 11:56 AM
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cate1898 Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

Sex: Female
Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #5
RE: Two Months a Hose Head
I love to read success stories like yours!
09-22-2015 12:01 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #6
RE: Two Months a Hose Head
way 2 go Gingerman!

Banana Banana Banana

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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09-22-2015 12:06 PM
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GingerMan512 Offline

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Sex: Male
Location: Austin Texas

Post: #7
RE: Two Months a Hose Head
Thanks Yall!

I had the full gamet of side effects. Daytime sleepiness, extreme urination, weight gain, acid reflux. Since my first night every side effect has cleared and I'm losing weight. My doctor thinks that once I loose a good chunk of weight I will be cured of my OSA. Gotta keep at it!

-Josh
09-22-2015 08:36 PM
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friedspam Offline

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Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Been using undercover snorkel gear since 2006

Sex: Male
Location: Iowa, USA "Flyover Zone"

Post: #8
RE: Two Months a Hose Head
100, when you have it to that degree, it's not too hard to "get used to it", compared to being strangled all night long a little air whistling around or a few marks on your face in the morning isn't too bad of a trade off. Your story sounds almost the same as what I experienced. I too felt like a dummy for not agreeing to go and see the Doc sooner as my wife pretty much educated/took me to school on on what she was experiencing trying to sleep next to me. My initial sleep study I scored a 146, Doc said I shouldn't drive home, I did but was looking forward to getting things shaped up. That was almost a decade ago, not so sure I'd be above ground if I hadn't gotten the help.
09-25-2015 08:55 AM
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