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joshthel0ser
Unread post  Post subject: Another Newbie!  |  Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:18 pm

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PAP Mask: ResMed AirFit F20
PAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
Humidifier: Integrated HumidAir
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Hello all!

I'm so new, I just had my titration less than a week ago and haven't gotten results yet, much less, gotten my machine.

My apnea is mild from what I've been told.

Questions:

When the home healthcare person comes, what should I expect? Do I have any say in the machine I receive?
Do I get to try different masks to find a suitable choice?
How does it work, and/or, how was this process for you?

P.S. Jason, you rock dude.

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Kittens McTavish
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Another Newbie!  |  Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:07 am
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Location: Florida
PAP Mask: F&P Eson 2, Philips Dreamwear
PAP Machine: Philips DreamStation
Humidifier: Philips
Pressure Setting: 9

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Welcome, Josh!

It sounds like you haven't had the follow-up study where you sleep with a CPAP machine? That will be your opportunity to try different masks. The machine you receive very likely depends on the DME assigned by your insurance company.

I've only been on CPAP a couple of months myself and I'm finally getting into the routine of preparing/breaking down/cleaning the equipment every day and learning to make friends with my mask. Keep asking questions here as the process continues; you'll find many knowledgeable new pals!

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joshthel0ser
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Another Newbie!  |  Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:32 am

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PAP Mask: ResMed AirFit F20
PAP Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet
Humidifier: Integrated HumidAir
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Thank you!

And yes, I have, that's what I meant by titration.

So far I know I want a full face mask, but as a person with chronic pain (and a constant headache/migraine for over 3 years now), it will be difficult trying to find a mask that doesn't make the pain and pressure worse.

The Amara View seems good because it doesn't rest on the nose, and there's no strap or anything on the forehead.

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CobaltSky
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Another Newbie!  |  Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:49 am

Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:32 pm
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Location: Peyton, CO
PAP Mask: Aitfit P10 or Dreamwear (with a headband over lips)
PAP Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Humidifier: Integrated but without climateline hose
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In my experience, figure out what you want, right now, (or a couple options at least depending on what the report will say) and have your doc write the order for exactly what you want. The DME will have to give you that. Otherwise they just give you a brick and whatever mask they have the best margins on. I asked got my report from the sleep center directly before I saw my doc for follow up. That way I knew what the report said and I figured out what equipment I wanted, asked him to write specific models, and got specific models.


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joshthel0ser
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Another Newbie!  |  Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:33 pm

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PAP Mask: ResMed AirFit F20
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Well, my results say I'll need 8cm H20.

I'll call and make my followup soon.

ResMed seems nice, as well as DreamMachine. I don't know though.

Pretty sure I'll want the humidifier.

Zero clue what mask I'll want though..

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cindyY
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Another Newbie!  |  Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:32 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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Check online sites like cpap.com or something similar to get an idea on mask styles, read their reviews, etc.


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Shin Ryoku
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Another Newbie!  |  Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:26 pm
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Our host here Jason has done quite a few helpful mask reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLankyLe ... query=mask


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TheLankyLefty
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Another Newbie!  |  Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:02 pm
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joshthel0ser wrote:
P.S. Jason, you rock dude.
I find it very ironic that on the same day on YouTube I was called a "Medical Jerk." :)
Thanks, appreciate the kind words.

joshthel0ser wrote:
Questions:

When the home healthcare person comes, what should I expect? Do I have any say in the machine I receive?
Do I get to try different masks to find a suitable choice?
How does it work, and/or, how was this process for you?
You do have a say. Standard CPAPs and APAPs are billed the same way through insurance (same code/cost as far as they are concerned). You DME doesn't feel the same way since they pay more for the APAP vs. the CPAP. They will try to set you up with a CPAP usually. If not, demand an APAP. If they say "no Josh...your doctor wrote a script for a CPAP". Say, "fantastic, go ahead and set that APAP up in CPAP mode."

It will be data capable and have the capability to help you self titrate should you need to later. You'll be able to use SleepyHead and check up on your own therapy. You'll be much happier.

Usually you don't get to try several masks, but you do have a 30 day window to exchange masks. One of my more recent videos on YouTube goes over some of the better masks (in my opinion) to start with. Search "Oprah" while in my channel and it will come up. Beyond the theatrics there are some helpful masks to start with.

Shin Ryoku wrote:
Our host here Jason has done quite a few helpful mask reviews on YouTube
Thanks for the donation Shin! That was a nice surprise!

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