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shanzlik Offline

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Location: Texas

Post: #21
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
I had a followup after 6 weeks of usage. Since my results were very good, he asked me to come back in a year unless I had problems or concerns prior to that. My doc also gave me copies of both my sleep study and titration study without having to ask or having to pay anything extra for them. It's been a pretty good experience so far, thankfully.
04-02-2012 10:57 AM
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Fosco Offline

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Location: New Mexico at 7200'

Post: #22
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
(04-01-2012 11:24 PM)bobg1946 Wrote:  Fosco, how can you be unsure of having/using a humidifier. Do you put water into your CPAP reservoir? I would think that the air at 7200' in NM would be very dry!

Yes, it IS dry here! I got confused by the language of the question "Please enter the make and model of your CPAP Humidifier. (or "none" or "unsure")" because I naively thought perhaps most humidifiers were separate boxes and not integrated with the CPAP unit like mine. I have corrected my profile.
04-02-2012 11:31 AM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
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Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #23
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
Update
I keep postponing the appointment with the doctor as don,t see any valid reason to make the trip
He is going to ask, How I feel and take note of AHI, 95% pressure, etc ....

I've learned a great deal of stuff on this forum from non-doctors, I see no reason to pay a doctor to tell me the obvious
(This post was last modified: 03-05-2013 08:07 PM by zonk.)
03-05-2013 07:36 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

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Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #24
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
My doctor barely knows what AHI means!

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03-05-2013 09:36 PM
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Nite Owl Offline

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Post: #25
Sad RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
:oh-jeez:Doctor visits depend on the severity of your condition. Once a year is a good recommendation - in general. See your doctor when ever you have issues. Note: You may not know if you have issues. I am one of those who learned the hard way. Over a five year period, my peak pressure requirement went from 8 cm to 17 cm and there was no weight gain or other health issues. I didn't know that I needed to be assessed periodically. I didn't realize that there was a problem until I developed atrial flutter and had all the symptoms of a heart attack. Fortunately for me, my problem was corrected by surgery and I do not have to take any medications and have no physical activity restrictions. I was lucky! Now I go once a year or more often and I never sleep without my VPAP
03-05-2013 10:19 PM
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Sleepster Offline
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #26
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
(03-05-2013 10:19 PM)Nite Owl Wrote:  Note: You may not know if you have issues.

All the more reason to have a good data-capable machine. Regular check ups are a good idea, and certainly issues are missed, but if you don't have data from your machine about the only thing the doctor can do is guess or order another expensive sleep study.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
03-05-2013 10:30 PM
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Moriarty Offline

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Machine: Respironics REMStar 50 Series Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Pakel Pilairo Q
Humidifier: Respironics System One
CPAP Pressure: 8.5-20 (average 9.4)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #27
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
After the initial prescription consultation I was asked to come back in 3 months - then 6 months. At that stage the doc said he was happy that I could monitor myself and he gave me an appointment for early 2015 so he can report to my GP to give me another certificate so I can renew my Drivers Licence.
03-06-2013 03:57 AM
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CPAP Pressure: 15 EPAP, PS 5-10
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Post: #28
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
(03-18-2012 01:02 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  I am again seeing my blood pressure slowly increase and am having odd dreams that I can manipulate. So I'm thinking I need to go see the old snot (I don't like him) soon.

Any chance you change to a different sleep doctor?

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03-06-2013 06:22 PM
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Muddpa Offline

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CPAP Pressure: 8 to 13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: phila pa

Post: #29
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
[/size]hi, great doc. See every six months. Have SD card checked every two months. Same doc last seven yrs. She runs a mask clinic with local me. Was told if weight change up or down more than twenty pounds call office.

Sleep-well

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03-06-2013 11:50 PM
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DrWho? Offline

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Post: #30
RE: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
Been on CPAP for 3 years and see Sleep Dr every 12 months. She's happy with my CPAP complience and happily gives me a form for driver licencing to say I'm fit to drive.

I'm not a Doctor but a fan of The Doctor. any views,comments etc are my own
11-28-2013 03:45 PM
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