11 patient evaluations for BiPAP machine

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Mar 20, 2017 (Started Sep 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty sleeping through night, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I've had a hard time getting used to this machine. I wake up more often than before starting the bi-pap. The recommended settings were too much for me to get use to. Lowering them makes it easier for me, but I am having too many apnea episodes, avg 20+/hr down from 48.8/hr. I've yet to see the benefit from this treatment.

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Aug 31, 2016 (Started Jan 02, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for shortness of breath with little or minimal activity (ie standing))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficult to move or walk)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Of I'm going out I try to stay on the bipap as long as possible on previous days to store up energy.  Free on NHS 
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 27, 2016 (Started Jan 02, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for shortness of breath with little or minimal activity (ie standing))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficult to move or walk)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I now use for 20 hours.mits certainly rough but it is worth the effort in terms of energy
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2013 (Started Jan 02, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I'm new to this device. I've had it for a year but I've only just started to use it on a regular basis. I try to put 3 to 4 hours into each day. I do this because at times I feel a slight breathlessness and also because my voice appears weak. It also appears to raise my energy levels.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 19, 2015 (Started Jul 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breathing difficulty)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: listen to your doctor and use the bpap asap

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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

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Dec 20, 2010 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (eye floaters)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: eyes bothering got new Nasal apparatus
Side effects: eye floaters, dry mouth at night

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Nov 9, 2010 (Started Apr 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pressure sore)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Side effects: pressure sore

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Sep 3, 2010 (Started Jun 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for primary lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: it is a little difficult to use by yourself as you get weaker and nursing staff are a litle afraid of equipment. Inservicing new personnel when you don't talk is difficult.

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Jan 19, 2010 (Started Jan 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for breathing difficulty)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 hr Daily

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Jan 15, 2010 (Started Feb 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

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Jan 5, 2010 (Started Aug 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 11 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I wore the nose pillows mask (Liberty ) during the night time and I wore the full face mask during the day. The problem with both masks was that full face mask creates a sore on the bridge of my nose. The Liberty mask was a total pain because when I yawned at night, the nose pillows would come out of my nose. Since I could not use my hands, I had to call for help sometimes every hour into the night. A royal pain for me and my caregivers. Lack of sleep can be very exhausting. So my pulmonary doctor decided that it was time to get a vent. The main reason why is my c o 2 was getting too high. So I made the move to get to get a trach / vent. My breathing is so much better now.

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