9 patient evaluations for CPAP w/humidifier

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It's not really difficult at all - I just hate the whole mask on my face idea.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: When you first get your machine, don't be afraid to try on different masks. Move your head around, lay it on your hands (to simulate laying on a pillow) to get an idea how much slippage and air leakage there might be. Find one that is comfortable for you from the beginning, and you will have a MUCH better experience, and will be much more likely to start out compliant and stay compliant with using your CPAP machine. I'm seeing benefits already. I fall asleep faster, and wake up more easily. It's easier for me to stay awake during the day. I seem to manage my fibromyalgia pain more easily. I still hurt, I still struggle, and I still have a long way to go, but I definitely see improvement.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breathing difficulty)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2009 (Started Jun 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It was okay

  • 0 helpful marks
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