28 patient evaluations for CPAP machine

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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

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep apnea disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (blisters)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 8 hr Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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