30 patient evaluations for CPAP machine

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Oct 20, 2017 (Started Nov 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxiety attacks, panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily

Jun 29, 2016 (Started Nov 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxiety attacks, panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Looking for a replacement to current device (Phillips Respironics System 60) because: 1) I love in area with big humidity shifts between time I go to bed and get up and having to set humidifier for periods when natural humidity levels are low result in water pooling in house and mask when humidity levels rise. 2) Power dropouts especially with heavy rain or snow. This causes a affect which severely disrupts my sleep period and makes using it worthless. 3) Water reservoir for the humidifier can not hold enough water to lay more than 8 hours when set for high humidity in the fall /winter /spring. This results in breathing a heated plastic smell for a few hours until I wake. Found a portable unit that resolves ALL of the problems but it is newly FDA approved and not yet available with my insurance.

Sep 7, 2014 (Started Nov 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anxiety attacks, panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I am now using a wisp nasal mask. Prior to the mask change, I started having severe dry mouth/throat and I still have it with the new mask. I let a Ricola dissolve in my mouth during the night but sometimes I wake mid-sleep to add another because the dryness keeps waking me. I dropped effectiveness to moderate because I have been increasingly waking feeling worse that I did before going to sleep.

Nov 9, 2013 (Started Nov 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxiety attacks, panic attacks)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Only using for a few days. Full, light weight, face mask. Still have problem with expiration pressure and heat in mask upon expiration. Inspiration pressure is OK. Have to get used to it. Need a Bluetooth module to use SleepMapper iPad/iPhone app which I hope to get next week.

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 27, 2017 (Started Nov 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Now that I have started Medical Marijuana and lost 25 lbs., I no longer feel the need for the C-Pap Machine. If in a few months I feel fatigued I may once again start it back up.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 20, 2017 (Started Nov 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: After using for a period of time I have learned to adjust for humidity and I have now gotten to a consistent 7 plus hours a night. I feel this helps my airways stay clear and may even help with any swallowing problems I may have had in the past. I do have more endurance since the inception of this machine and my AHI is a good average of 6 with many readings of 5 or lower, especially if I am able to get a nap in during the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 29, 2016 (Started Nov 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dryness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 12, 2016 (Started Nov 12, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Better night sleep, more energy during the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: CPAP Continuous Positive Airway Pressure work well for my Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 27, 2016 (Started Apr 27, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 13, 2016 (Started Apr 28, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I have had to get use to using my CPAP! But it has been well worth it! I have more energy and do get as sleepy during the day!

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 24, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes, dry sinus, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Many people have trouble with adherence to using their CPAP because of the negative feelings and appearances when it's in use. I got over that so quickly because I realized (through a fitness band) that as soon as I began using my CPAP I got dramatically more REM sleep. This, in turn, helped me tremendously with my cognitive problems. My family and friends quickly saw that I was having fewer memory problems and was mentally sharper. I will ALWAYS use my CPAP

  • 2 helpful marks

Aug 2, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 6 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been sleeping better and don't wake up gasping for air. Through is not cryed out when I wake.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 22, 2015 (Started Mar 28, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 hr Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 20, 2013 (Started Sep 29, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for obstructive sleep apnea)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Looks for ideas about dry mouth

  • 0 helpful marks
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