8 patient evaluations for CPAP w/humidifier

Wavewatcher
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Wavewatcher
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Nov 16, 2013 (Started Nov 10, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The issues from the MS interfere with the reason for the CPAP which renders it ineffective.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Choking, Difficulty sleeping through night

Feb 4, 2013 (Started Nov 10, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The positive effects are well worth it if I can ever get the hang of it again. I went the first 3 years and never went without it and now I fight it tooth and nail. I'll do it for several nights and then no do it for a couple or so weeks. I will win this battle and learn to use it again. You loose weight and sleep better if you can learn to wear the darn thing all the time.
Side effects: Choking, Difficulty sleeping through night

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Nov 10, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It has been very difficult for me to find a mask that I will keep on and that I can't snore through. I also will sleep with my mouth open with any kind of mask or candula even with a strap around my head. I get tangled in the hose and it makes me cough a choke worse than I tipically do during the night. I wind up just pulling it off and not wearing it or not putting it on to begin with. I have promised my husband I would try again to use it. I used it for 3 years with no problem and this started after I quit smoking and got sick and had allergies worse.
Side effects: Choking, Difficulty sleeping through night

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kitrona
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kitrona
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 35
Condition: Ehlers Danlos 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Ehlers Danlos

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Sep 28, 2012 (Started Mar 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Acne breakout

Oct 16, 2009 (Started Mar 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Acne breakout

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proskairos
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proskairos
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F45y
FM:6y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 1, 2011 (Started Nov 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 8, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It's not really difficult at all - I just hate the whole mask on my face idea.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2010 (Started Nov 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: When you first get your machine, don't be afraid to try on different masks. Move your head around, lay it on your hands (to simulate laying on a pillow) to get an idea how much slippage and air leakage there might be. Find one that is comfortable for you from the beginning, and you will have a MUCH better experience, and will be much more likely to start out compliant and stay compliant with using your CPAP machine. I'm seeing benefits already. I fall asleep faster, and wake up more easily. It's easier for me to stay awake during the day. I seem to manage my fibromyalgia pain more easily. I still hurt, I still struggle, and I still have a long way to go, but I definitely see improvement.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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lady-carissa
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lady-carissa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F40y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 30, 2010 (Started Jul 14, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Tend to pull off during night. I do forget to wear it sometimes.

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browncat87
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browncat87
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: none
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 14, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: no problem, increases daytime alertness so no more daytime napping,taking less Clonopin
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 11, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Improves alertness during the day
Cost: < $25 monthly

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theoriginalmattyc
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 16, 2010 (Started Mar 09, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I've only been using this equipment for a week but I have already had a quantum leap in my quality of life. I wake up feeling energised and refreshed and don't have any hung over feelings anymore. Best single treatment I have ever undertaken.

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doc1162
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doc1162
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Dec 15, 2009 (Started Jun 08, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It was okay

  • 0 helpful marks
GBF1958
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GBF1958
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jun 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Breathing difficulty: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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