(12-05-2015, 12:55 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Back in 2008 when I started this, I used Encore software and a smartcard reader to get the data off my Respironics Remstar Auto M-Series. That software was a pain in the butt, however I took printouts to my doctor and discussed the therapy. Those charts became part of my permanent record and documented the effectiveness of the therapy.Well said. I am of the opinion this si one of the first things everyone who staggers in here ought to see.
I have not seen the same interest among sleep specialists, but my primary physicians have consistently been interested in discussing the therapy, charts and my sense of treatment effectiveness. As a result I have never needed additional sleep studies, and my GP writes all the scripts I need based on my instructions for machine type, model, pressure settings, etc.
Once you have a diagnosis, I think most people are better served simply working with their primary physician, rather than a specialist that is vested in return visits, additional studies and inferior equipment that does not provide data that they don't want you to see.
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)