16 patient evaluations for BiPAP w/humidifier

Oct 27, 2012 (Started Nov 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (abdominal bloating, insomnia due to pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: since my feeding tube implant, I get extreme gas and bloating in my stomach while using the BiPAP. It makes it very difficult to sleep. Additionally, I sometimes wake in the middle of the night with thick mucus. Overall however, I still believe the BiPAP to have somewhat slowed down the progression of the disease.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Dec 4, 2011 (Started Nov 25, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: My energy levels are much improved!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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May 29, 2012 (Started Jan 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support lung health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Dec 5, 2011 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Keep trying until you find the right mask. I wore nasal pillow during the day because I found that more comfortable and I could wear my glasses. At night I wore eaither one that covered my nose and mouth or one that covered just my nose and used a chin strap to keep my mouth closed. By changing masks I was able to prevent skin problems. Don't be afraid of going out with friends with the mask on. After a while you forget about it. Little kids may ask and I would just say it helps my breathing.

Dec 15, 2009 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 23 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I use the nasal pillows during the day so I can wear my glasses. To give my nose a rest I use a mask at night. If I use small square band-aids on the bridge of my nose, there is less irratation

Mar 10, 2009 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 23 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Get a battery so you can take it with you easily

Aug 25, 2008 (Started May 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle twitching (fasciculations))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

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