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Head cold
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Been on th blasted CPAP for almost 3 years and now have the first head cold !   Going to be a miserable few nights I am afraid.  Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 Dec 31, 2013.

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Received an email survey from Phillips.  They basically wanted my opinion on what sounded like a good name for a new mask.  There was no place to type a response….I wanted to say who th check cares…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by hifay Feb 9, 2014.

Swift NANO for her
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I have one that was used two nights if anyone would like it!!!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Dec 28, 2013.

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Anyone tried the Pilairo Q yet?Continue

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If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Phillips Respironics REMstar Auto A-Flex
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At 8:04pm on February 28, 2012, Mary Z said…

Ginny, not to be rude, but to quote from the thread

"I love my Respironics FitLife Total Face Mask.   It is rather intimidating to look at, but is very comfortable.  I think it is catching on."


It's very comfortable.  I bought the small headgear to work with my large size mask and it works well.  Good luck.  I was just having a moment.  It's been a trying day.  I'm sorry.

At 1:00pm on February 28, 2012, Mary Z said…

Ginny,  I suggest you read the entire discussion "Any new developments in masks" again.  I believe all of your questions have been answered at least once if not several times. No one can promise this mask will work for you.

At 12:47pm on January 24, 2012, kristine kirchner said…

I had the cpap while I was recovering from the surgey...affter the stints were out I gave it back

At 8:47am on July 31, 2011, Judy said…

I start the Quattro FX MUCH higher UP the nose than I do any other mask, full face OR nasal cushion.

Under the thin outer cover there is a somewhat thicker, stronger cover cut out for the nose bridge. I can feel the "corners" of that firmer cover and fit those corners comfortably over the bridge of my nose close to the inside corner of my eyes area. I know that's worrisome, you worry about your eyes. When fitting it this way I also tip the entire mask up a bit as shown in the instructions that come w/the Quattro FX. I then tip the mask down to fit my face, lay down, snap the bottom straps into place and turn my PAP on. I give it a few seconds to fill the cushion w/air. If I feel a leak around my eyes I first pull the mask headgear up by the top straps AT THE BACK OF MY HEAD. If necessary I may then press the top of the mask tightly to my face and release. That tends to align the cushion meeting the skin. If still a minor leak around the eye I try running my fingertip GENTLY along the seamline between mask cushion cover and skin. Once in a while I have to turn my PAP off, undo the headgear straps and start all over again whilst still laying down. Once I'm laying down I am NOT getting up until "potty time"!!! I do NOT keep my headgear straps tight, I keep them AND my mask fit COMFORTABLE.

At 9:04pm on July 30, 2011, Lynn Rochell said…
how far down the nose do you put top of FX mask and how tight do you make straps
At 3:30pm on July 26, 2011, Mary Z said…

Sorry Ginny.  I should not have mentioned the custom nasal masks that are obviously out of reach for 99% of us, and I believe you had mentioned you use a FFM.. I don't know what I was thinking of!

Mary Z.

At 9:43pm on May 19, 2011, J.Hingg said…

Hi Ginny,

thanks for the info. I have been diagnosed with mild positional SA and the sleep specialist has suggested looking at sleep pillow therapy. Have started on the Sona Pillow, still too early days to notice any change. At this point trying to get use to the pillow is a challenge.

At 8:08pm on May 9, 2011, Noreen LaVallo said…
You put one side at your back and the other is like a longer regular pillow but narrow enough for your head to go on the edge without disturbing the mask.  I sleep as close to the edge as possible and it works wonders...I have a huge leakage problem due to having a 30 pressure as my high point.  This almost eliminates the leakage issues for me.  You can even lie on your back on it for a while and it is very comfortable.  Some years ago I used one of those pillows that they sit babies in to teach them to sit is smaller that the boomerang and worked great until it wore out.  This one worked best for me and I have been trying pillows for years until I found this one.
At 6:44pm on May 9, 2011, Noreen LaVallo said…
I also saw the boomerang pillow on the WalMart website and that is supposed to be the best one.  It is worth a try.  It has been a lifesaver for me.
At 2:45pm on May 9, 2011, Noreen LaVallo said…
QVC had it also I think I saw it at Sears on line.  If you google L shaped pillow they will come up.  Mine cost about $28.00.

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