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Flexifit 432
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I have gone back to using a F & P Flexitfit 432 which has resolved the double inhaling and high pressure problem I have had with other masks.But after using it for a few days now I have found…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edam Feb 25.

APAP or BIPAP
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How is it decided what machine I need?At present I use a S9 Apap  with the EPR set at 3 but I feel that a Bipap would be better for me.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edam Mar 15, 2019.

Double inhaling
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I have had problems with my Resmed S9 APAP staying at 20 cm for 2-3 hours at a time which wrecks me the next day.This problem has been ongoing for many months and when I think I have fixed it it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edam Feb 13.

Changing hospital
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I am considering asking my GP to refer me to another hospital for the supply and monitoring of CPAP .Would I just be supplied another CPAP and mask by the new hospital or would a new sleep test have…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tef Sep 3, 2018.

 

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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"How can you get a large leak using a Oracle ?????. "
Feb 25
Kath Hope replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"It's a shame nothing can be done about your polyps and septum, which is no doubt the cause of your issues.  It too hate the Oracle, but there are a lot of people who use it very successfully - just not you or I lol."
Feb 25
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"The option of last resort tonight Oracle Yuck!!!"
Feb 24
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"I have been seen by  ENT consultants who have diagnosed nasal polyps and a deviated septum. They have considered that surgery is too risky and as one of them said I can still breath through my mouth."
Feb 24
Kath Hope replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"I honestly don't know Edam, as people usually ask us how to keep their mouths closed rather than open.  It sounds like you need an ENT referral due to severe nasal issues.  I had to have some surgery to breathe better in the masks."
Feb 23
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"I tried the Simplus last night but the 95% pressure went up to 19.5 from 14 on previous nights using the 432. What can I use to keep my mouth open when using a Full Face Mask???"
Feb 23
Kath Hope replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"Ah right.  We only got the Forma yesterday.  I must say I prefer the 431 and 432 but of course we're all different."
Feb 22
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"I bought the 432 from you and would have gone to the Forma if you sold it at the time. The under chin design of the Flexifit/ Forma range of masks allow my mouth to stay open. With  nearly every other full face mask my mouth would close during…"
Feb 22
Kath Hope replied to Edam's discussion Flexifit 432
"Hi Edam.  Good to hear the new mask is helping, and those F & P FlexiFit 431, 432 and Forma's are still a favourite for a lot of people due to the chin support.  (In fact we added the Forma to the charity's website yesterday…"
Feb 22
Edam posted a discussion

Flexifit 432

I have gone back to using a F & P Flexitfit 432 which has resolved the double inhaling and high pressure problem I have had with other masks.But after using it for a few days now I have found that the back of the headgear cuts into the crease between my neck and back.I think years ago I used to use different headgear on the 431/432/Forma masks but I cant remember what it was.What headgear can I use instead of the F & P one?See More
Feb 21
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"The final answer is to change my mask back to a F & P  Flexifit 432 which has reduced my 95% pressure by up to 4cm.. Last night my 95% pressure was 16.1 with a AHI of 0.6"
Feb 13
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"After over 2 years of visiting the hospital and Resmed and with many posts on various forums I have found the answer. Use my inhaler 4 hours later Simple !!!"
Aug 10, 2019
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I would go for an S10 if you get offered it, it is a more compact machine."
Aug 10, 2019
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"EDAM SAID:  "I have had problems with my Resmed S9 APAP staying at 20 cm for 2-3 hours at a time which wrecks me the next day." This is not the first time I have seen someone reporting a ResMed S9/S10 going to 20 and staying there! I…"
Aug 10, 2019
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"You are pretty close to say its a asthma attack"
Aug 8, 2019
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"You are pretty close to say its a asthma attack"
Aug 8, 2019

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Kath Hope replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Hi Mark Just to let you know we've replied to your email, so can you check you've received the message in case it's gone to your junk or spam by mistake. Thanks."
9 hours ago
Kath Hope replied to Amanda S's discussion Which is the best sleep apnoea test?
"Welcome Amanda and sorry to hear of your husband's struggles.  It sounds like he either went to a clinic that don't treat people with an AHI of less than 15 from the sleep study results, or he could have had a pulse oximetry sleep…"
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Which is the best sleep apnoea test?

This is my first post and I am very grateful to have found this forum.My husband was tested for sleep apnoea  using a home test on the NHS in Dec 17. At the interview afterwards they told him he had sleep  apnoea  but not bad enough to be given a…See More
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Kath Hope replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
"Good luck and definitely stress you only used it for travel so had very little use."
Monday
David replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
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David replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
"No Kath it’s not and disappointing. I’m holding fire to buy a travel one till next year when (if) we go abroad, Until then I’ll use my dream station as I won’t have carry it."
Monday
Kath Hope replied to David's discussion Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,
"Heck, that's not lasted long David, and I assume you've not used it much either (more for travel).  Might be worth saving up for the DreamStation Go which has most features the same as your DreamStation.  We sell it at the…"
Sunday
David posted a discussion

Breas Z1 cpap machine error 33,

My Breas Z1 machine has suddenly started showing error 33. Having contacted my supplier in the Uk it turns out that Breas will not repair it . I’ve only had about 4 years max. I feel that this is terrible service from the manufacturer to not support…See More
Sunday
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Mark replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Thank you kath. I'm sending you through an email with the data from my cpap machine.The email address beings with my username."
Jul 29
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Jul 26
Kath Hope replied to John Garbutt's discussion Dream mapper 90% pressure changes
"You're welcome John (my next appointment's October too as the May one got cancelled due to COVID).  Just one other little thought is that if it's only been occuring recently it could be that you're getting more nasal…"
Jul 23
John Garbutt replied to John Garbutt's discussion Dream mapper 90% pressure changes
"Thanks for your reply Kath, I am not due for a hospital visit till October so I will see how he numbers go and contact them if it starts to creep up."
Jul 23
Kath Hope replied to John Garbutt's discussion Dream mapper 90% pressure changes
"This can happen John when the default minimum pressure of 4 is set, which I stress does work for a lot of people, but sometimes clinics do raise that minimum pressure as if the pressure tends to run very low in between the apnoeas and then suddenly…"
Jul 23
Kath Hope replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"You're welcome Mark and an ENT consultation could certainly prove useful and they'll be able to spot the reason for your obstructive sleep apnoea. Acid reflux is often caused by the sleep apnoea.  I'm no medic, so will explain…"
Jul 23
John Garbutt posted a discussion

Dream mapper 90% pressure changes

HiI have been using a philips CPAP machine  for about four months and my AHI has been anything from 0.3 to 2.6 but occasionally the 90% pressure drops from 9 to 8 and my AHI shouts up to about  5 and today to 8.7 is this normal? Mask fit is always…See More
Jul 23
Mark replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Hello Kath, Thank you very much for responding it's greatly appreciated. I hadn't considered an ENT referral. In fact I didn't know that was possible. I'll call my doctors and ask about it. I'm using a full face mask. I have…"
Jul 23
Kath Hope replied to Mark's discussion Help! I'm not sure where to turn anymore.
"Sorry to hear how you're struggling Mark and if on your initial sleep study your AHI was only just into the border of sleep apnoea, it's likely that it did start off as UARS and has progressed into the sleep apnoea range.  Many people…"
Jul 22
Kath Hope replied to Savannah A.'s discussion Sanitising machines
"Hi Savannah and great to hear you're now successfully treated on CPAP.   We sell the SoClean at the charity and if you go to his link you'll see honest reviews from our own sales, and I've used the SoClean myself for the…"
Jul 22

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