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[Equipment] Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
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DariaVader Offline
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
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Post: #31
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
Here, they are allowed to ask for a "reasonable" fee to copy your records for you, but usually do not. (Only when I managed to p*** em off...) They are not *required* to charge it, and only demand it when being buttheads. YMMV.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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10-09-2015 11:53 PM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

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Post: #32
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
(10-09-2015 03:45 PM)grumbledore Wrote:  Still working on it. In my on-line Shopping Cart I've queued up the AutoSet with ClimateLine tubing, same as you! Waiting for my doc to send in the prescription to the supplier.

Congrats grumbledore on getting the machine you wanted! Your perseverance is paying off!!

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10-10-2015 05:48 AM
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grumbledore Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 6.6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Type 1 diabetes (LADA)

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Post: #33
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
(10-09-2015 04:15 PM)zonk Wrote:  
(10-09-2015 03:45 PM)grumbledore Wrote:  
(10-09-2015 03:35 PM)zonk Wrote:  Which machine and model, have you bought?

Still working on it. In my on-line Shopping Cart I've queued up the AutoSet with ClimateLine tubing, same as you! Waiting for my doc to send in the prescription to the supplier.
ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet awesome machine, I like it, hope you like it too
AirSesnse 10 AutoSet for Her, same price and does everything the regular Autoset does but have an extra mode ... AutoSet for Her
The 'for Her' mode designed for women but nevertheless might be useful for guys too, might as well get the extra with no additional costs as long as you don't mind the floral print on white Smile

AirSense 10 setup and how 'to get the clinical manual' (tells you all what you need to know)
http://www.apneaboard.com/resmed-airsense-10-aircurve-10-setup-info

Now machine sorted out, how about the mask, that is the most essential part of the therapy

I'm thinking of the ResMed AirFit P10 nasal pillow. I used a nasal pillow during my sleep test and, surprisingly, it was the only thing that didn't annoy me.
Say, in case I end up with a different brand of cpap (I'm looking into DariaVader's tip re: PR), can masks from one manufacturer be used on a cpap from a different mfg? Is there a post that covers this issue?
10-10-2015 10:13 AM
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grumbledore Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
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CPAP Pressure: 6.6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Type 1 diabetes (LADA)

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Location: Mississippi

Post: #34
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
(10-10-2015 05:48 AM)cate1898 Wrote:  
(10-09-2015 03:45 PM)grumbledore Wrote:  Still working on it. In my on-line Shopping Cart I've queued up the AutoSet with ClimateLine tubing, same as you! Waiting for my doc to send in the prescription to the supplier.

Congrats grumbledore on getting the machine you wanted! Your perseverance is paying off!!

Ha!, thanks, but I'm not there yet - still waiting for my prescription to be sent to the supplier. *sigh*
10-10-2015 10:17 AM
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grumbledore Offline

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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Type 1 diabetes (LADA)

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Post: #35
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
(10-09-2015 11:53 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  Here, they are allowed to ask for a "reasonable" fee to copy your records for you, but usually do not. (Only when I managed to p*** em off...) They are not *required* to charge it, and only demand it when being buttheads. YMMV.

Yes, it seems that I am earning my Butthead merit badge with this Dr. I already have one from my wife's radiation oncologist for daring to be an advocate during her breast cancer treatment. Big Grin That was a few years back, so I need to get re-certified. LOL What you said is good to know though, thanks.
10-10-2015 10:26 AM
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grumbledore Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Type 1 diabetes (LADA)

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Location: Mississippi

Post: #36
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
UPDATE: Did it My Way
Last night was my first night of therapy! ...even though my doc never did send my CPAP prescription to my preferred supplier (#1) after three requests. And I never did get a copy of my prescription or sleep study report; the obstructionism of the doc's front office just wore me down. My wife did some networking, found some alternative docs, I called around, but learned I would probably have to do another sleep test and wait the usual lengthy time between appointments. Sooooo....
Thursday (4 days ago), I looked on Craig's List, found a supplier, spoke with her on the phone, paid $750 through PayPal, and yesterday received a brand new, factory packaged, ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset, slimline tubing, and AirFit P10 nasal pillow mask. Dancing All with no prescription and, alas, no insurance, but it was worth it.
Thanks to the excellent information available on the ApneaBoard site I was able to set the machine to what the doc recommended (back when we were still talking). I have SleepyHeap up and running - what a brilliant program that is!
Thank you all who posted. The Journey begins...
Thanks
10-25-2015 12:30 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #37
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
(10-25-2015 12:30 PM)grumbledore Wrote:  The Journey begins...
Thanks
This is the first step along the journey, thousand more steps to go
Good luck
10-25-2015 05:04 PM
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Mask Make & Model: Sleepweaver Élan
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CPAP Pressure: Max pressure 25.0 cm H20, Max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

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Post: #38
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
Congratulations on your success!

I would still stop in to the old doc's office and demand my free copy of my prescription and my sleep report in full detail with all pages. I would be sure to bring my stadium voice, so anyone in or near the building would be aware of my request and my dissatisfaction with the doc and his staff.
I would also request a form to file a complaint with the state medical board. (I know the doc won't have one)
I would want to ensure my recertification as butt head.
10-25-2015 05:55 PM
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Machine: PR System One 560BT Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10's/backup-DreamWear
Humidifier: PR attached
CPAP Pressure: 8.5 - 13. A-Flex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP Therapy Sept. 11, 2015. Hx Hypertension, Post Graves Disease, chronic migraines.

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Location: Southern Ontario//SW Florida

Post: #39
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
I guess it's now safe to extend my congrats to you grumbledore!!!

Thumbs-up-2 Banana

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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10-25-2015 07:11 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 10.5 min 16 max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Moderate to Severe SA Obstructive. Rapid O2 desat off the machine.

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Post: #40
RE: Doc won't prescribe the CPAP I want
Tell the doc you dont want chapter and verse, just your diagnosis and prescription.
I got everything including the study itself for nothing, but some docs buck on that when the will just print out the prescription.
Id have personally paid the 20 bucks to be abe to get insurance to cover.
10-25-2015 08:39 PM
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