I'm new to the forum & have had my CPAP since Sept. 2016 but I need a support group. I'm ready to throw my DreamStation in the trash. I have had issues since the beginning and I can't tell you when I dreamed last. I have been through several nasal pillow type masks, I now have a Amara View full face & sometimes it works, but mostly it don't. I have tried mask liners, now I make my own. I have panic smothering attacks with the mask sometimes & then sometimes I'm fine, I also have asthma & a chronic cough. I have a CPAP pillow and a hose cover. I rip the mask off & don't know unless I wake up at night or the next morning. My AHI is over 5 almost every night. I'm trying to get a copy of my sleep study, but at this time I don't have it
I'm in the process of finding a new primary care doctor that hopefully can help with my sleep apnea. Unfortunately, there is only one O2 supplier in my area & I've been waiting well over a month just to get my DreamStation turned to the AUTO setting. I got great support for the first 90 days, until Medicaid paid for the machine. Now I get transferred to Tennessee from my local Colorado office. They refuse to communicate with my doctor or me, unless I call them and the call the doctor. I have never had such problems with any home health company. It's like they speak two different languages. I apologize for my rant, but I had to talk to somebody.
DreamStation; AmaraView Full Face mask, Sleepyhead