39 patient evaluations for Non-invasive Ventilator

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2012 (Started Apr 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild (trapped wind, headaches, abdominal wind pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I used a bipap when I had my Supra Pubic Catheter Insertion done. I found it so beneficial for fatigue symptoms that I petitioned my consultant for a prescription despite good blood gas levels

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 6, 2012 (Started Nov 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 14 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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