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Poll: How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
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weekly
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0 0%
Monthly
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0 0%
2 months
1.64%
1 1.64%
3 momths
8.20%
5 8.20%
6 months
21.31%
13 21.31%
9 months
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1 year
22.95%
14 22.95%
Other
16.39%
10 16.39%
Never
29.51%
18 29.51%
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How often you follow-up with sleep doctor/professional?
#21
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.
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#22
(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.
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#23
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




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#24
My doctor barely knows what AHI means!
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#25
Sad 
Oh-jeezDoctor 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
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#26
(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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#27
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.
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#28
(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?

Good luck,
--- Vaughn
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#29
[/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

Muddpa




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#30
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


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