39 patient evaluations for Non-invasive Ventilator

Mar 16, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: GREAT FOR MY BREATHING.

  • 2 helpful marks

May 28, 2011 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 13 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes you feel better. Tilt head of bed up if air goes into stomach.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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:

  • 1 helpful mark
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