gerhardps wrote:Thanks for the help. I have solved the problem, and thought I'd post for future reference. My mask came misassembled. There is a little rubber part that is supposed to be blown upwards and seal the large hole at the bottom of the mask. My mask came with that part in the wrong position, so that those 2 bottom holes were completely open. I had assumed that was the vent. After doing some digging on line i realized that the vent was at the top of the mask, took it apart and put it back together the right way. Seems to work now.
gerhardps wrote:Hi. I have found this forum to be an incredible source of information since I got my CPAP machine 3 months ago. Hopefully you can help me with the issue I am having. First off, I have a PR System One Remstar Auto Cpap Machine with heated humidifier. I started out with a Philips Comforgel full face mask. This would cause sores on my nose, even with the use of gecko strip and Remzz liners. This mask was given to me by my DME (covered by insurance). Since I knew switching masks with this DME was going to be a hassle, I purchased a swift FX nasal pillow from cpap.com. This has been working very well for me, with AHI lower than 3 most nights. With allergy season here, my nose is stuffed felt I needed to switch to a full face mask. I was able to have my Dr. get me a Mirage Quattro full face mask. I find it much better than the philips in terms of comfort. Now here's where the issue comes in. I have tried the mask 2 nights and have gotten some weird results. My vent rate seems to be off the charts, the pressure remains steady at 10 (no increase) and my AHI spiked. I can feel no leaks from the mask, or hear no sound, but the vent seems to be blowing very hard relative to the other 2 masks. Here is a link to my report (sleepyhead) from last night
https://docs.google.com/open?id=1YrzsIN ... PG6oYZ4WLL
from a few days ago with the swift
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BLH ... 0rJNU/edit
Is there something wrong with the new mask that I would be getting results like this? Could it be venting at too high a rate? I wore the mask while awake and detected no leaks and the rate was still that high.
thanks in advance for any help.
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