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cindyY
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:05 pm

Joined: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:34 pm
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Location: Southern California
PAP Mask: AirFit P10, Swift FX, Swift FX Nano, Eson2
PAP Machine: Resmed AirCurve 10 VAuto in S mode
Humidifier: Integrated set to 5 @ 81F; ClimateLineAir heated hose
Pressure Setting: IPAP 19 EPAP 15

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You're still waiting for your machine, right? Are you sleeping on your side? Sleeping on your back usually makes things worse. You can also try sleeping elevated or in a chair.


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kev2lz
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:46 pm

Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:19 am
Posts: 9
PAP Mask: AirFit P10
PAP Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Humidifier: Integrated
Pressure Setting: 6-16

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Wolfbane wrote:
I woke up and I wasn't breathing, like my airway was blocked and I couldn't move. I really couldn't turn over or get up. Terrifying to say the least. It has happened before but not in a while, did not happen in either of my sleep studies. Still waiting to hear from the insurance people and the DME. I'm a tough one, but this freaked me out badly. I thought maybe I dreamed it, but my blankets were all over the floor again and I remember jumping up coughing when I could move. WTH??


Hi, another newbie here, but one that has done quite a bit of research up to this, the day I finally picked up my APAP! During REM sleep, the large muscle groups of the body are essentially turned off, preventing us from physically acting out our dreams. My guess is that an apnea event aroused you during REM, forcing you awake during this state of temporary paralysis. I am familiar with the gasping, happens to me often, but the paralysis must've been disturbing for sure!

As for the APAP options, I went with the ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset based on opinions here and other forums. I've only used the machine for a few minutes while the DME went over settings and fit me for a mask and was amazed by how quiet the device is.

Good luck!


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Wolfbane
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:41 pm

Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:57 pm
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Location: Pasadena, Tx
PAP Mask: DreamWear Nasal cushion
PAP Machine: Resmed 10 Auto in cpap mode
Pressure Setting: 10 cm H2O

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Looks like the Pulmonologist wrote his script for a ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP. Dreamware nasal mask. Waiting for missing paperwork from the Dr. to be sent to my insurance. First they talk up the apnea and I worry, then they take their time to get a solution in my hands. Phffft! Decided not to worry, I can’t make things move any faster, but I will keep on their tail til it’s taken care of and in my hands.


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:46 pm

Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:01 pm
Posts: 512
PAP Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 or DreamWear Gel nasal pillows
PAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her
Humidifier: ResMed AirSense 10
Pressure Setting: Depends on the machine as I actually have more than one

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Did you actually see the script or is that what you were told was written?

The ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP model is a fixed pressure only machine and the data it offers is extremely limited. I wouldn't accept it if it were me.
All it shows is a generic AHI with no event category breakdown and a 95% leak number....no graphs or anything that might be helpful if you run into problems.


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Wolfbane
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:32 pm

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Location: Pasadena, Tx
PAP Mask: DreamWear Nasal cushion
PAP Machine: Resmed 10 Auto in cpap mode
Pressure Setting: 10 cm H2O

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Oh shoot Pugsy, that's what they told me. I can call them tomorrow and tell them. means a higher monthly fee, but a much more versatile and informative machine. What would I do with out ya'll? I'm trying to get informed on options and the ins and outs of OSA, there is a lot to learn.


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:35 pm

Joined: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:01 pm
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PAP Mask: ResMed AirFit P10 or DreamWear Gel nasal pillows
PAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her
Humidifier: ResMed AirSense 10
Pressure Setting: Depends on the machine as I actually have more than one

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Where do you live?
In the US or some other country?

In the US DMEs will often tell people "your doctor wrote for so and so" and it isn't the truth. Most docs don't specify brand or model.

If you are in the US...what insurance do you have if you have insurance?


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:13 pm
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Location: Dallas(ish)
PAP Mask: Resmed P10
PAP Machine: Resmed S9 vpap auto
Pressure Setting: 18/13-25/19

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Wolfbane wrote:
Oh shoot Pugsy, that's what they told me. I can call them tomorrow and tell them. means a higher monthly fee, but a much more versatile and informative machine. What would I do with out ya'll? I'm trying to get informed on options and the ins and outs of OSA, there is a lot to learn.

There are four Airsense10 models, CPAP, Elite, AutoSet, AutoSet for her.

some people don't bother mentioning the model name, they just say 'cpap'... which is confusing.

check the front of the unit, don't take it if it says CPAP, (preferably not Elite either).

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Wolfbane
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:05 pm

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Location: Pasadena, Tx
PAP Mask: DreamWear Nasal cushion
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Ok, I wasn’t able to make to the DMEs today because of work, my machine is ready and I go to learn how to use it on Monday. She kept talking CPAP and I told her I wanted the Auto Set machine. She told me this machine would be set per the Drs orders as a CPAP, but could do both, it is an Auto Set. Also told me, what happened when I took it Home was up to me. I didn’t tell her I’ve been reading up on how to adjust things.


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:24 pm
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Just make sure and check, that it says

AirSENSE 10 AutoSet (or for her).

Not airstart auto

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Wolfbane
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:31 pm

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Location: Pasadena, Tx
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Diamant thanks, will do! I may even download a photo of what it should look like, to take with me. Just need to start something, tired of being tired.


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:30 am
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Photos won't help much, since except for the text on the lower right front corner... three of the four airsense models look identical.

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Wolfbane
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:19 pm

Joined: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:57 pm
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Location: Pasadena, Tx
PAP Mask: DreamWear Nasal cushion
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Well, last night I became a CPAP user. Rough night, but more sleep than I got in the lab.Kept the mask on all night, 7.5 hrs, got up bloated and tired. Hope I sleep longer more tonight. I need to adjust the humidity, had a dry throat and nose. No probs with the mask seal. Goodnight all! Oh yes, it’s a ResMed AirSense 10 Auto Set, heated tube, running in CPAP mode for now, using auto ramp. Time to learn how to tweak settings.


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:44 pm
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> Time to learn how to tweak settings.

load up Sleepyhead to read the detailed data off the sd card.

If your nose and throat were dry, you probably had leaks and mouth breathing.

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Wolfbane
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:30 pm

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Man, this journey is more of a rollercoaster ride it would seem. I'm sleeping better off and on, but last night I took my mask off and fell back asleep without it for a while. I don't remember doing it, but I was trying a different size cushion, the small one, and I guess it didn't work out. Put the mask back on with the medium one and finished the night. Both Sleepyhead and MyAir warned me about a large mask leak last night, I figured that's what it was.


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Wolfbane
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:43 pm

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So, I have SleepyHead now, interesting to study but I don't know the significance of some of the readings. What info should I post? I have 4 days of data.


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Newbie researching my options  |  Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:19 pm
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Check out the links in my sig.

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