Ok, so I got Swift FX nasal pillows and a chinstrap from my DME yesterday. She had suggested using KY, non petroleum based, to go around the nasal pillows to help with the irritation and to turn my humidifier up from 3 to 4. I couldn't find any Lanolin cream as was suggested here on the forums at Wal-Mart or Walgreens.
So I went bareback last night.
I woke up much
more refreshed than with the full face mask. Although, I can't tell if it's because I got 7 hours of sleep, or if I'm just used to waking up feeling like I'm dead, but it took a little coercion to get me out of bed. (before, even with the ffm, it took a bucket of water or that 'OH CRAP I'M LATE' feeling) It's like it was on my first night of CPAP use when I had the nasal pillows, so, hurray!
I've got the headgear snug, not too tight, but I woke up with my right nostril hurting, sort of. (now that it's all fresh in my mind, I can explain it better
) There's that little flap of skin between your nostrils, and just where it ends, hardly 3mm into my nose, is where it's sore. That's how far the pillows are sticking into my nostrils. There's just a tiny bit of the entire pillow that actually goes into my nose. The seal is perfect, and overall much more comfortable than the ffm.
So, anyway, where can I get some Lanolin cream? What brand? I'm kind of dead set on getting it, since it should help toughen the skin a bit, then I won't need any more, right?
I know what I need to do to 'buy' the software, so thanks...