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Beth T. Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
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Sex: Female
Location: Texas

Post: #1
Question mask fitting
HI! I have searched and searched for the mask fitting tutorial that one of the experienced members posted on here. I just can't find it - I know it is here - sorry for the inconvenience, but could it be reposted?
The past few nights I have been having terrible leaks with my nasal mask. Terrible as in I was having very little and now it is up to the very high end of acceptable. It wakes me up. Maybe I need to replace my nasal cushion although I have 2 and used them both and I have only been on CPAP for 3 months. Not sure what my insurance company's policy is regarding replacement masks - I'll have to see. I have tried all of the things I ususally do as far as adjusting the mask but it is not seeming to help.
Add to that my husband is on his second night of CPAP and his Swift LT nasal pillows leaked like a sieve - could hear it all night long - I was used to the snoring Bigwink but not the leaking. As a result he did not sleep well and was grumpy and went back to bed - with the mask on of course!! He was complaining that he couldn't breathe and hated the "hot" air so I turned his ramp off and turned the humidity down. How do you do the passover of humidity? Just turn the humidifier off? Still use the Climate Line hosing or slim line? He has an S9 Autoset like me.
On the plus side I have reduced my AHI a lot by some simple tweaking - I will post about that in a seperate post.Thanks for all your help on this invaluable forum!
05-05-2012 07:37 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

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Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #2
RE: mask fitting
Beth,

Try this link:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...GUARANTEED


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05-05-2012 07:47 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
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Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 11.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: North Richland Hills, TX

Post: #3
RE: mask fitting
I believe this is the thread you're talking about...hope it helps! Great-info

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...GUARANTEED

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05-05-2012 07:48 AM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

Sex: Male
Location: Westfield, IN

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RE: mask fitting
Well, at least we gave the same link!!! Laugh-a-lot Dielaughing


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA.
INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
05-05-2012 07:50 AM
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b360155 Offline

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Posts: 265
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CPAP Pressure: 11.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: North Richland Hills, TX

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RE: mask fitting
(05-05-2012 07:50 AM)bobg1946 Wrote:  Well, at least we gave the same link!!! Laugh-a-lot Dielaughing

Yeppers! You might not have beat me if I hadn't taken the time to insert my Great Information smiley! Coffee

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05-05-2012 07:54 AM
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Beth T. Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
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Sex: Female
Location: Texas

Post: #6
RE: mask fitting
that's the one!! Thanks to both of you!!
05-05-2012 07:58 AM
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JudgeMental Offline

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Machine: Respironics DreamStation Auto-CPAP
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Location: Florida USA

Post: #7
RE: mask fitting
Turning his ramp off if he feels sufficating is fine.

Your are correct.. In humidifier passover mode, all you need to do is to turn off the humidifier, but keep water in the container which will still give him some humidification but not heated.

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05-05-2012 10:05 AM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
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Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #8
RE: mask fitting
Look through Swift LT fitting instructions and trouble shooting in the user guide
http://www.resmed.com/au/products/swift_lt/swift-lt.html?nc=patients
05-05-2012 02:14 PM
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Beth T. Offline

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Posts: 12
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model:
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: newbie!

Sex: Female
Location: Texas

Post: #9
RE: mask fitting
Thanks everyone! He refitted his mask making it looser and I showed him how to turn the ramp off. He took a nap today and had much better results. I jut told him we should think about cooking dinner as it was 7:00. He said, "we will probably be up until 11 or 12"
This from the guy who normally can barely make it to 9:00 Wink
He is really committed to it.
05-05-2012 07:14 PM
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