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[Equipment] Tubing Diameter Help
#11
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Thank you!  I think this is a great idea.  They will accept a prescription from 10 years ago?  I don't know if it's expired as I don't have a copy.  I wonder if the hospital where I've scheduled my upcoming sleep study can give it to me (they are also where I had my original sleep study done).  I had my first night back on cpap last night and felt like a new person today.  Such an amazing difference!
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#12
RE: Tubing Diameter Help
All of your medical records and prescriptions are available by law under HIPAA. It's obviously been a long time. I have a scanned copy of my original 2008 prescription and that has always been accepted. Any record you can provide, no matter how lame will suffice to get a new machine from an online provider. It pays to keep records. My best advise is to call and let them know what machine you are using, your doctor's name and former address/phone, and anything else that can help. They are very accommodating. Almost any record of equipment being supplied like receipts, prescriptions, or an old study record, even hand-written should get you by.
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Thank you so much!!  I appreciate the info! Smile
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#14
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Agreed, any script for PAP is better than I don't have it. And the usage of and having a PAP also points to someone scripting you one at some point. The bureaucracy of this is silly, you've proved need, you've used a machine, and today again prove you need it with some docs and suppliers is insane. Remember that in the medical dictionary supposedly apnea may be treated but not cured. So you suddenly accidentally do not need PAP? Really, much like the esteemed idiot quack that tells me I do not have apnea due to titration under treated pressures I have 0 AHI. Well treated or cured, doc? Ah the chasing of rabbit holes. Supplier #2 seems to get it right in price and such. The worst that may happen is they say no. I don't think that's going to happen though.
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That's true!  Not to mention the fact that I gained 20 pounds since I stopped using the CPAP.  Yeah, a twenty pound weight gain is really going to make my previously diagnosed sleep apnea go away.... Exactly the opposite!  I have a lot of the symptoms.  Severe morning headaches, morning sore throats, snoring, waking up choking, being too tired to get up in the morning, insomnia at night, insulin resistance.  And one night on my old machine and I was able to get up on time feeling refreshed with no headache this morning and felt better all day!  I should have gotten started so much sooner except I believed everyone telling me I couldn't purchase any more supplies after being off therapy without a new sleep study!  Until finally I got really scared and my primary was able to just write me a prescription for supplies without a new sleep study or machine (which I still plan to do).  It was so much simpler than I had been led to believe.  My CPAP might be a dinosaur but it worked for me before and it's working for me now.  Yes, a new machine will provide more data and auto-adjust and will be a nice thing to have but right now the priority is just to be on some type of therapy that helps.  Last night my AHI per hour WITH CPAP was 4.6 (I understand the upper acceptable range is up to 5 AHI with therapy).  And I felt like a different person.  I hate to think what my AHI is without CPAP.  I will have to get ahold of my old sleep study and see what it was then (twenty pounds thinner but still overweight).  Hoping the CPAP helps me lose that weight.  I don't know if I was diagnosed with OSA, CSA or complex.
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