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Tawaki Offline


Posts: 14
Joined: Jan 2015

Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Amara view
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 4 cmHg to 9.6 cmHg
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ~I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.~

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Occupied 313

Post: #1
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Hello everyone!

For someone who was woefully unhappy having to do a sleep study, and beyond angry at everything CPAP, I'm eating a big hot plate of crow pie. lol..

From March to September, everything was fine! AHI below 1 for almost all my nights using the machine. I used the machine every night.

Then my insurance changed, and my old DME does not accept my new insurance. FML. I had to hand over my machine! If I kept it over one more day than they wanted it, the DME would bill me.

So September 1st the machine went back. I wasn't given much lead time to find another DME.

Now, the place was good about giving me all my paperwork and prescription. The next issue was finding a DME that didn't treat people like downer cattle at a slaughter house.

The first one was out of a big deal hospital. The desk help had no f*cks to give. Totally unhelpful. Told me it would be at least 3 weeks (WTH?) before I could even schedule an appointment. Then the RT said that wasn't true.

Well, by the second week, and not hearing SQUAT, I called. Desk drone told me the paper work hadn't even been looked at Angry

Murderous is an understatement. I told them to chuck my stuff into the trash, and I would look elsewhere. Desk drone didn't care.

I did find a decent DME, but them my doctor's office was totally unhelpful. Somehow, they thought I was not compliant (more WTF!). When the DME asked for a new prescription, the sleep study desk drones just flagged my chart.

10 days passed. I called the sleep lab three times, the DME called them once, then I called one last time on Monday. Got a person who had a functional brain, and asked WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? I didn't shout or be a creep, but I wanted to.

The nice woman faxed the prescription over to the DME. Got a call yesterday to come get my machine an Air Sense 10 with all the bells and whistle.

The crud part is...the prescription was based off of my original sleep study which was an utter train wreck. The pressure was adjusted afterwards, but that wasn't reflected in the new script. The DME guy had to set everything according to the orders (I get that). Thanks to this board, I got instructions how to get into the clinician mode Thanks, and fine tuned everything like I had previously.

I do need this blasted machine. A month with no machine has taught me that. I lasted okay up until week three, then the quality of my sleep went to hell. The last two days I've been a walking zombie. I'm so brain dead, it is almost painful.

I've lost ten pounds, but the doctors don't believe I will ever be able to really get off the machine. My nose, sinuses and upper airway at a hot mess. I started Xolair injections for my asthma and allergies, which have been off the charts all summer.

Thanks for all who have read this far. I've been lurking and learning.
10-02-2015 05:13 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,907
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #2
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Thanks for the update and congrats on the new machine
AirSense 10 AutoSet is awesome machine

Good luck
10-02-2015 05:23 PM
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Posts: 3,027
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #3
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Good that you've been lurking and learning. Let us know of your progress.

10-02-2015 05:29 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,291
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
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Hi Tawaki,
It’s good to hear from you again.
Wow, you have been through a lot.
Good luck to you with your new machine and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

10-02-2015 05:31 PM
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