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Finished Compliance Phase!
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allynpsych Offline

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Sex: Female
Location: Northern NY

Post: #1
Thumbsup Finished Compliance Phase!
I got an automated call yesterday from the DME stating that I'd completed my "obligation" or "commitment" or some such wording. I believe that means I've met the compliance requirements, the Insurance company will pay for the machine and They'll stop bugging me as I try to fix the mouth leak issues.

I still need to convince the DME to trade in my now used CPAP brick for a data capable one if not an Autoset one, but I"m happy. I've slept with the mask on for 4 - 7 hours a night over the last 3 weeks. Over the last week my leaks have been below the 24L/min and my AHI is never over 3 and is frequently near 1. So that means I'm "doing well", right?

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Allynpsych --- Psychology Professor, wife, and mother of a 4-yr old... in need of a good night's sleep. Dreaming
05-12-2016 02:29 PM
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FrankNichols Offline

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Machine: AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed F10 and/or P10
Humidifier: Builtin
CPAP Pressure: 17-19
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: I've figured out how to get my AHI down to 5, I quit sleeping!

Sex: Male
Location: Live Oak, Florida

Post: #2
RE: Finished Compliance Phase!
The easiest way to get a data capable machine will be to ask your GP or Sleep Doctor to change the Rx to specify the model your want.

I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
05-12-2016 03:11 PM
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0rangebear Offline

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Humidifier: HumidAire (Built-in)
CPAP Pressure: APAP 12.8-15 EPR 3 (cmH2O)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ramp off

Sex: Male
Location: Brighton Colorado

Post: #3
RE: Finished Compliance Phase!
absolutely positively stupendous
<5 is good <3 is great 1 is Magnificent

You should get to 7 hours every night soon

How do you feel?

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(This post was last modified: 05-12-2016 03:32 PM by 0rangebear.)
05-12-2016 03:30 PM
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PoolQ Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 6.2, 15, PS4.0
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Location: Sillicon Valley

Post: #4
RE: Finished Compliance Phase!
Great news!!!
05-12-2016 03:59 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #5
RE: Finished Compliance Phase!
Hi allynpsych,
CONGRATULATIONS,! you are doing great, keep up the good work.

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05-12-2016 06:31 PM
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Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro Air FFM; AirFit P10 as backup; Chin Strap
Humidifier: DreamStation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10.5 cmH2O; no ramp; no C-Flex
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro Other Software

Other Comments: Lung cancer survivor since 11/2004; CPAP since 11/2015

Sex: Male
Location: Van Buren, Arkansas, USA.

Post: #6
RE: Finished Compliance Phase!
Congratulations on reaching your milestone.

"....respiration,—a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence...." Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens- 1837

I use FlashPAP to load data from a FlashAir III wifi sd card in my machine to my computer and display it with SleepyHead .
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05-12-2016 07:59 PM
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allynpsych Offline

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Sex: Female
Location: Northern NY

Post: #7
RE: Finished Compliance Phase!
(05-12-2016 03:30 PM)0rangebear Wrote:  absolutely positively stupendous
<5 is good <3 is great 1 is Magnificent

You should get to 7 hours every night soon

How do you feel?

BananaBananaBananaBananaBananaBananaBananaBananaBananaBananaBananaBanana

That's a difficult question... I don't feel headachy or exhausted in the morning, but the past week it's been REALLY hard to get up and I've pushed the snooze button for half an hour most mornings! That could be due to just getting to bed late or getting up too early (final grades time of the year for College Profs = too much to do and too few hours to do it in), but most of the time my reluctance isn't due to needing more sleep so much as feeling so supremely comfortable! I've had more energy during the first half of the day but still start to run out by 1 or 2pm and I am usually nodding off reading my daughter her bedtime story between 8:30 and 9 and ready for bed by 10... (but I've never been a night person).

I'm not opening mouth any more -Yay!-, but air is still escaping through lips when I am in deep stages of sleep (we think) which I think is disrupting the effectiveness of the therapy and maybe is giving me inaccurate AHI readings.

So it's still so-so, except I only have morning head aches now on mornings where I take my mask off early in the morning and fall bask asleep. So that's good! And I don't resent the machine now either.

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05-13-2016 08:50 AM
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Location: New York, NY

Post: #8
RE: Finished Compliance Phase!
Chin strap and/or Full face mask for the mouth leaks.
05-13-2016 11:35 AM
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