Definitely a newbie here! Here's a brief description of my history -
Without knowing it, for oh *about* the past 8 years, I have been struggling with sleep apnea. I have a variety of health problems, and now that I know about sleep apnea I am sure the apnea isn't helping those problems! On a yearly visit to my immunologist/allergist I mentioned this cough I had had for a few months, and he asked my husband a few questions and basically diagnosed me with sleep apnea right there in the patient room. Then there was a long round of sleep-studies, etc etc. result - they believe I have severe sleep apnea with oxygen drops.
Right now, I have the respirotronics with humidifier. They originally put me on a value of 12, but they are raising it because I have been taking it off in the middle of the night. the gave me an auto-machine for a month, and the auto machien suggested putting it on 20. Isnt that a bit too high? my gosh!
Anywho - I have come across another ANNOYING problem that I cant seem to fix. The mask that I have is a full face mask, and it leaks SO BAD. It doesnt leak - the seal between the mask and my face - but it leaks within the mask! Like the plastic piece that sits on my face is separating from the hard plastic mask part. It leaks around my chin area.
I have stressed out about this so much, even considered stopping the cpap use because it is getting me so frustrated! --- my loving husband last night searched around online, hoping to help me the only way he could and came across your website. Can anyone suggest any help? Also, I am looking to maybe get a DIFFERENT cpap machine. (as you can probably predict, my husband and I are techies and would love to be able to read the data on my card, and etc etc..)
- and husband Bryan -