28 patient evaluations for CPAP machine

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blisters)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 10, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for central sleep apnea)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Severe (head pressure, pressure sore, dry nose)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 7 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you are getting your machine and supplies from a reputable company. Use word of mouth or even use a DME that you are already familiar and comfortable with that you trust. I had to switch to BiPAP and when I did, I also switched my DME to the one who manages my mobility aids...I didn't know I could request them when I got the CPAP. Major, major difference! If I would only known...my nightmare CPAP experience would never have happened. All due to wrong size masks and tightening them down too much (because they were the wrong size).

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Oct 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (woke from sleep coughing choking and short of breath, dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take

Mar 27, 2012 (Started Oct 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 24, 2012 (Started Oct 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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