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Anyone else have Sleep Drs that're only CPAP machine mills?
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(02-25-2017, 02:26 AM)player Wrote: If you can get an APAP (auto) machine instead of a CPAP it is easier to get it right on your own. Sleepyhead software is a must.

thankyou for the advice but I was talked into not needing an auto machine and as a result I am having to pretty much go it alone as I have had no contact with my councilor since the money was handed over. The lack of support has given me no incentive to return to them.I am also in no financial position to change to an APAP machine.I have sleepyhead and am hoping to get some good helpful advice through here.
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(02-24-2017, 10:40 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote:
(02-23-2017, 03:38 AM)jacl Wrote: hi all, I am new to all this but I get the feeling most people setup their own machines and dont rely on doctors or others. This sounds good to me because I was sent to a pharmacist and got pretty much just a big hole in my savings and still tired (probably worse than before). I am looking forward to hopefully getting help here also thanks

Oh dear no, most people do NOT set up their own machines.  They simply make do with the DME or doc and when that fails, they give up and push the machine into the back of the closet.  People who are determined to make an improvement are who make it here.  I pretty much research everything to death before buying, so a cpap was no different. 

The real problem with DMEs is that they are often taking advantage of people who are SICK and can't think well.  In addition, always remember that verbal contracts will promptly be forgotten. Get everything in writing, have the manager initial and sign and give them a copy.  It's a lot harder for them to back out of their promises when you have a signed agreement.  Their next argument will be that "the person wasn't authorized to sign for the company" and you can just say that lawyers don't really agree with that as a PT is not just an employee, but a professional.  My sister even makes them print their name as that is another way of avoiding responsibility - the illegible signature.

I think I am one of those ones taken advantage of, going into this is very confusing an daunting and I thought the  "experts" would put me on the right track but I think they only saw the dollar signs. Thankyou for your response. I am looking forward to being an active member of this group Thanks
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Jacl, your machine has an auto-trial mode that can titrate for optimium pressure up to 30 days, and it's resettable. Don't hesitate to start a thread where we can discuss this.
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I had a similar experience. Because I was *renting* the machine (not an auto), I simply returned it. My dr (who was also my dme) was NOT happy; but hello, that's what renting is about, right? Then I found a different dme that was willing to give me an auto.

If you're not renting though, it seems you're stuck with it. :-/
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(02-25-2017, 06:38 PM)Hydrangea Wrote:   I had a similar experience. Because I was *renting* the machine (not an auto), I simply returned it.  My dr (who was also my dme) was NOT happy; but hello, that's what renting is about, right?  Then I found a different dme that was willing to give me an auto.

If you're not renting though, it seems you're stuck with it. :-/
thankyou
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