9 patient evaluations for Non-invasive Ventilator with a cost of < $25

Tommy Maker
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Tommy Maker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Mar 22, 2013 (Started Jan 02, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
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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moolaw
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moolaw
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

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Feb 12, 2011 (Started Jan 05, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Decreased respiratory function: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 16 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I sleep much better. I recommend starting as soon as possible.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth at night

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Skymaster47
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Skymaster47
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Oct 15, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Greatly added to the quality of my sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly

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TipaCow
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TipaCow
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Feb 1, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Doctor recommendation: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: my progression is very slow - I discovered that I didn't need to use my bipap when I slept with the head of my hospital bed raised to 45 degrees. Enough gravity was relieved so that I breathed fine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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wbear35
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wbear35
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: b
I have:
ALS

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Jan 28, 2010 (Started Apr 11, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Bloating, Gas, Excess saliva at night, Dry mouth (xerostomia), sore nose where the mask rests, Dry throat

Oct 26, 2009 (Started Apr 11, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Bloating, Gas, Excess saliva at night, Dry mouth (xerostomia), sore nose where the mask rests, Dry throat

Oct 17, 2008 (Started Apr 11, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: may wake others when using at night
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Bloating, Gas, Excess saliva at night, Dry mouth (xerostomia), sore nose where the mask rests, Dry throat

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BobRolloff
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BobRolloff
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
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Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 15, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Emphysema: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Sleep Apnea: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleep problems

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Alex M
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Alex M
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

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Dec 16, 2008 (Started Sep 16, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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weasel
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weasel
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Dec 9, 2008 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Breathing difficulty: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 8 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: for me it has ben worth geting used to it. when i use it i have more energy it sure beets sleaping all day and night
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry throat, Bloating, Gas, Dry mouth (xerostomia)

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LoveBeingNana
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LoveBeingNana
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

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Sep 9, 2008 (Started Mar 24, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dry throat, Headaches, Dry mouth (xerostomia)

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