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by photonic
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can you help me solve a nasal plug problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Can you help me solve a nasal plug problem?

Chukyfrog, what an interesting idea. Never heard of that. Headed for Google now. You always have great ideas. I just tried a hybrid mask at the recommendation of my DME, but it was leak city around the nose. I have a very thin face. A liner at first seemed to solve the problem and then a second try ...
by photonic
Thu Nov 11, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask liners treated with chemical additives
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Mask liners treated with chemical additives

That was an awesomely complete answer - THANKS!
by photonic
Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask liners treated with chemical additives
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Mask liners treated with chemical additives

It was suggested to me to use a mask liner to reduce a serious leak problem and it worked wonderfully. My DME specialist gave me samples of SilentNightHealth liners for the F30 with adhesive tabs. BUT when I read their website, they stated their fabric was treated with antimicrobial and antifungal c...
by photonic
Tue Nov 09, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Therapy Consistency
Replies: 19
Views: 782

Re: Therapy Consistency

I am sorry that I am very late to this party, but I noticed that you said you have both obstructive and central events. I believe this makes your Daignosis complex sleep apnea. Often Complex SA does not react well to constant CPAP or BiPAP and can make deoxygenations worse. This is the reason I was ...
by photonic
Tue Nov 09, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can you help me solve a nasal plug problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Can you help me solve a nasal plug problem?

All helpful answers like I always get here! The Sinus Savers company is apparently still in business as they answered a facebook post, but not an email. I might start looking at the possibility of a hybrid mask such as the resmed airfit f30. Heck I haven't changed masks in 7 years and new stuff is o...
by photonic
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can you help me solve a nasal plug problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Can you help me solve a nasal plug problem?

Hmmm, wonder what that would do to my skin every night? Might have to try.
by photonic
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Can you help me solve a nasal plug problem?
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Can you help me solve a nasal plug problem?

Hi yall. I am a 7 year user of the Oracle mouth mask with the included silicone nostril plugs in size large. I have found especially on the right nostril that the large size is just slightly too small and sometimes slips out or leaks a air. The company does not make a larger size. I asked my Sleep d...
by photonic
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Philips Respironics and ResMed: 5-year unit replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Philips Respironics and ResMed: 5-year unit replacement

My Phillips System 1 ASV has 18,000+ hours on it it. The knob has broken off long ago and the auto start sensor has gotten very unreliable, but the machine otherwise is working fine as far as I know (Of course it has been recalled and I have been replaced with a new ResMed AirCurve 10 ASV)
by photonic
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Surprising AHI improvment on ASV with switch to ResMed
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Surprising AHI improvment on ASV with switch to ResMed

Nice point. helpful perspective! :!: Having a great deal of experience in the medical field I have now come to understand there may be no doctor who scrutinizes much of anything anymore and if one wants absolute optimization, one is going to have to do it for themselves. Thank goodness we live in an...
by photonic
Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Surprising AHI improvment on ASV with switch to ResMed
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Surprising AHI improvment on ASV with switch to ResMed

Which then makes one wonder why my sleep specialist doctor prescribed the Phillips ASV way back in 2014 instead of the ResMed. I suppose there might be some synical answers to this question, but since he is highly trained and has apnea himself, he might have known this. He told me back then that he ...
by photonic
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed Cellular data and app question
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: ResMed Cellular data and app question

Interesting followup on this subject. I discussed this with my new Medicare DME clinician (who was great by the way) and she told me not to turn it off because especially during the initial "rental" period, they absolutely had to have the data in THEIR system to prove compliance to the insurer. Afte...
by photonic
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Surprising AHI improvment on ASV with switch to ResMed
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Surprising AHI improvment on ASV with switch to ResMed

Wow, well that is really good news! Hopefully it will continue. So interesting. Thanks again Pugsy; you have been a great help to me now for over 7 years.
by photonic
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Does System one heated tube fit a deam station machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Does System one heated tube fit a deam station machine?

Thanks Pugsy! I will take your advice and hold onto them. If they don't eventually fit, I will look to give them away, but from what I am hearing, the system one is ancient history. You are always so helpful. Thanks.
by photonic
Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Surprising AHI improvment on ASV with switch to ResMed
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Surprising AHI improvment on ASV with switch to ResMed

Because of the recall, I have been switched from a Phillips to a ResMed ASV machine. On my old Phillips, my AHIs were getting ever so slightly worse over 7 years, starting at 0-1.0 at the beginning of that time period and gradually increasing to 3-ish recently when I switched. With a week's use of m...