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shadowfx78 Offline

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Machine: A10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit N10
Humidifier: Intergrated w/ ClimateAirLine
CPAP Pressure: 8 EPR: On, full-time
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Panhypopituitarism, Asthma, Allergies

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Location: Southeastern Massachusetts

Post: #1
fed up
Im fed up with my AirFit N10 i shouldnt have waited. and called my provider on Thursday to see if she got her supplies in. These leaks are driving me nuts.Oh-jeez
11-14-2015 02:07 AM
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zonk Offline

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Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: fed up
I sympathize with you, nothing is worse than leaky mask ruin your sleep
Good luck
11-14-2015 02:56 AM
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shadowfx78 Offline

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Machine: A10 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit N10
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CPAP Pressure: 8 EPR: On, full-time
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Panhypopituitarism, Asthma, Allergies

Sex: Male
Location: Southeastern Massachusetts

Post: #3
RE: fed up
My provider isnt open on saturday but does have emergency service could i consider this an emergency?
11-14-2015 02:59 AM
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otrpu Offline

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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset w/Oxi
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Sex: Male
Location: East of Rockies

Post: #4
RE: fed up
I think that I would if mine were open. I ordered a different type mask last night that I hope will stop my high leakage. Nobody I deal with is open on the weekend. Good luck to you.

otrpu

Love your family, treat your friend(s) well, and don't waste your time. Everything else is just so much BS. Sleep-well
11-14-2015 08:23 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

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Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #5
RE: fed up
Sorry you are having so much trouble with your mask. I'm sure you've tried to resolve your leak issues.

You could watch some You Tube videos on how to fit your mask. Sometimes it's just an adjustment with the straps. Making them too tight can be as bad as too loose.

If you can't resolve this, then it's time to try a different mask.

As far as it being an emergency, only your provider can answer that. Smile

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11-14-2015 08:28 AM
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cate1898 Offline

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Post: #6
RE: fed up
I do sympathize however I personally do not feel that qualifies as an 'emergency' which i am judging from the fact that I retired from a career working in EMS. But that said, each persons threshold of tolerability is different and as OpalRose suggested perhaps you should contact your provider.

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11-14-2015 11:44 AM
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shadowfx78 Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Southeastern Massachusetts

Post: #7
RE: fed up
well on another forum i got to for sleep apnea someone just gave me a mess load of info on major leaks and according to what im seeing in Sleepyhead my "Large Leaks" arent really that bad. I havent been getting mr frowny face all that often so maybe im just over reacting. I am thinking of trying out the sleepweaver mask i was just watching the videos on it at Supplier #1
(This post was last modified: 11-14-2015 02:11 PM by shadowfx78.)
11-14-2015 01:19 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Post: #8
RE: fed up
Hi shadowfx78,
Good luck finding a mask that will work well for you.

trish6hundred
11-14-2015 01:57 PM
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zonk Offline

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Location: Australia

Post: #9
RE: fed up
Mr Frowny face is a red flag for a leak problem occurred during the night and the machine data cannot be trusted to be accurate. Mr Smiley face indicate mask fit is good (as far as the machine is concerned) and 70th percentile leak is less than 24 L/min
I don't think its all about leak numbers, because if leak whether large or small is disturbing or affecting the quality of your sleep then its a a problem ought to be fixed. On the other hand, if leak numbers are reasonable, no air leaks coming into contact with the eyes and sleep quality is decent, then we assume its all good, To get a better understanding of what is going on, look at the software leak graph
I would pay attention to mask fitting instructions, using the correct mask/cushion size and washing it daily to remove facial oils, squeaky clean mask works the best. Sometimes, mouth leaks can affect the numbers and sleep quality, chinstrap can helps with that. If mouth leak cannot be controlled using chinstrap, then full face mask might be the answer. I've tried many times but failed to make full face mask work for me YMMV
11-14-2015 02:37 PM
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shadowfx78 Offline

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Machine: A10 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit N10
Humidifier: Intergrated w/ ClimateAirLine
CPAP Pressure: 8 EPR: On, full-time
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Panhypopituitarism, Asthma, Allergies

Sex: Male
Location: Southeastern Massachusetts

Post: #10
RE: fed up
i cant seem to find the leak graph on sleepyhead how do i get it to show? i just have the event flag.
11-14-2015 03:02 PM
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