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Denial Dave Offline

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Machine: Redmed S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Full Face Mask
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 21 inhalation 15 exhalation
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: love pad-a-cheek liners

Sex: Male
Location: Connecticut

Post: #1
what a difference a mask makes
I've been struggling with leaks above 30L/min every night with a Quattro FX with paycheck. This past weekend I tried a comfortgel blue ffm and things got worse.

Last night I used a Quattro ffm and my leaks are below 15L/ min.

Yippee

Dave
10-16-2012 03:54 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
RE: what a difference a mask makes
(10-16-2012 03:54 PM)Denial Dave Wrote:  I've been struggling with leaks above 30L/min every night with a Quattro FX with paycheck. This past weekend I tried a comfortgel blue ffm and things got worse.

Last night I used a Quattro ffm and my leaks are below 15L/ min.

Yippee

Dave
congrats
finding the right mask for is the key to successful PAP therapy
10-16-2012 04:11 PM
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Denial Dave Offline

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Machine: Redmed S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Full Face Mask
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 21 inhalation 15 exhalation
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: love pad-a-cheek liners

Sex: Male
Location: Connecticut

Post: #3
RE: what a difference a mask makes
That should have been pad a cheek not paycheck. My spellcheck went haywire.
10-16-2012 04:19 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #4
RE: what a difference a mask makes
(10-16-2012 04:19 PM)Denial Dave Wrote:  That should have been pad a cheek not paycheck.
whatever works best for YOU. waiting for my paycheck Too-funny
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10-16-2012 05:24 PM
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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: #5
RE: what a difference a mask makes
Hey there Denial Dave, Glad you found a mask that works for you.

trish6hundred
10-16-2012 07:33 PM
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zimlich Offline

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Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #6
RE: what a difference a mask makes
That's great news, the right mask made all the difference for me.
10-17-2012 09:03 AM
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Denial Dave Offline

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Machine: Redmed S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Full Face Mask
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 21 inhalation 15 exhalation
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: love pad-a-cheek liners

Sex: Male
Location: Connecticut

Post: #7
RE: what a difference a mask makes
The comfortgel Blue is a really nice comfortable mask.... but a combination of my facial structure and the shape of the mask did not work for me at all.

My chin is setback at a bit & my higher bipap pressure of 21 inhalation / 15 exhalation probably didn't help.

The leaks would appear at the bridge of my nose.. I'd fix that one and then leaks at my chin would happen.

It was like the mask was using my cheekbone as a fulcrum & acting like a see saw on my face rocking back and forth... I could never find a setting that would work.

Dave
10-17-2012 09:42 AM
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