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by michgol
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask Help
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Mask Help

Thanks for the thoughts. I have tried some lotions. The one I have is an aloe based cream that I find makes all of the nasal pillows fit and feel a bit better. That said the problem I am having with the large is that the silicone is folding over as unless I am extremely careful it catches on my nose...
by michgol
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask Help
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Mask Help

I had a septoplasty and am able to use a nasal mask as opposed to a full face :) Very happy overall. One of the masks that is overall working best for me is the Resmed P10 nasal pillow mask. I have had it for a week and I love the very little stuff on my face. However, I have a bit of a pillow sizin...
by michgol
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Post septoplasty changes
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Post septoplasty changes

I had a septoplasty and turbinate reduction ~5 weeks ago. All in all it was a good outcome. I am breathing better than before and overall feel great. Per the logs on my CPAP I am seeing what I think I would expect. Specifically that my flow limits seem less than before and my max pressure seems a bi...
by michgol
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Regression in Treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Regression in Treatment

I thought I would post a follow-up. Things are a bit better. However, not nearly as good as where they were. I have been trying different ramp settings. Mostly a short ramp, off or auto. Having less ramp does appear to help. Ramp all the way off and I do not get along well as for some reason the mac...
by michgol
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Regression in Treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Regression in Treatment

On meds I take very little. I have Zyrtec and Flonase for allergies and Hydroxyzine (as a help get me used to CPAP by sleep Dr). I have been taking all of these since Nov and have not had any changes. My plan when things were great in early March was to get off the Hydroxyzine (which is what the sle...
by michgol
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Regression in Treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Regression in Treatment

I am using a dreamwear full face mask with a resmed autoset 10 machine.
by michgol
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Regression in Treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Regression in Treatment

My weight has actually been down a few pounds the last month. This is mostly me returning to normal after gaining a few holiday pounds and getting a bit better about my meal schedule. Allergy season is definitely here. One thing I do not really understand is what the flow limits are and how those co...
by michgol
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Regression in Treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: Regression in Treatment

Thanks for the thoughts. I have used the same pillow through this and have been sleeping on my back since Jan so no changes there. One note is that I cannot sleep on my side. I have a neck injury and the main reason I am on CPAP is to allow back sleep to resolve the neck issues. While I know sleepin...
by michgol
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Regression in Treatment
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Regression in Treatment

I started CPAP in late Nov. It was OK. Towards the end of Jan my provider made some adjustments based on a really in depth discussion with him that this forum really helped me with. Things were going very well. In fact in March I was to the point where I would on a bad night see an AHI of 2 and many...
by michgol
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I keep taking CPAP mask off during sleep
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: I keep taking CPAP mask off during sleep

I am 4 months into this CPAP journey. However, I went through this. First, my doctor did prescribe me a very mild sleeping pill hydroxyzine to help me for the first few months. I no longer use this, but starting out I do feel it helped. The other things that really helped me were 1) Watching TV with...
by michgol
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Is there a mask that doesn't irritate sensitive skin?
Replies: 20
Views: 1001

Re: Is there a mask that doesn't irritate sensitive skin?

I am fairly new to this. However, I have sensitive skin and was having some irritation that I now have under control. Here is my routine at night which has really helped me 1) Shave 2) Clean face with a gentile cleanser 3) Apply a mild moisturizer I do this about 30 minutes before I get into bed to ...
by michgol
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dreamwear full face mask - sounds and leaks
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Dreamwear full face mask - sounds and leaks

I am relatively new to CPAP so take what I say with that in mind. However, I recently moved to this mask. It is louder to me. I think it is from the tube coming down the side of the head as my wife thinks it is a quieter than the resmed F30 which I was previously using. As to the leaks I still have ...
by michgol
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Dry Eyes and Mask Options
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Dry Eyes and Mask Options

First I wanted to share that thanks to help on other threads I now have my AHI down (<3 and trending down) and I am starting to sleep better. I also had a great conversation on data with the doctor who made some adjustments to settings and they appear to be helping. I suffer from dry eyes at night. ...
by michgol
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Eye seal mask
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: Eye seal mask

If you have the F20 depending on your face you may not be able to get an eye mask to seal. For me the top of the mask got in the way. I switched to the F30 for that reason. That said I have found the F30 a bit harder to fit leak free.
by michgol
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Eye seal mask
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: Eye seal mask

I have used them for a while, before getting CPAP for dry eye. I have found the eye seal masks to seal the best. However, the cost is high and I have had a few durability issues with the quartz model. The one with the memory foam is my favorite and what I keep coming back to. Note in my years of fig...