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In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
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In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
I like to be prepared.  I read in a thread recently that the op should start a new thread (can’t remember why), because his thread was getting quite long.

When I get my BIPAP, replacing my CPAP, should I too start a new thread?

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Plmnb
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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
You can make it this one if you like.
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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
Thank you Sleeprider.

I feel sort of dumb asking, but:

When you say I can make it this one, do you mean start a new thread now?  Or do you mean use this thread?  If you mean this thread, would it appear in the main thread area?

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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
Correct!  I'll move it to the main forum shortly.


EDIT: Done -Moved to the Main Forum.
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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
Thanks!

Spoke to Dr. Office this morning. Sleep lab manager was great. She said it would take 2-3 days for review and report. She also volunteered to put my review before other patients due to my situation.

The only I worry I have is she said, and I paraphrase here...”and IF everything points to it we will switch you to BIPAP...”

I did at that point quadruple confirm my previous CPAP experience and surgery notes being in my file.

I appreciate the continuing support.

Plmnb
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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
As long as “BiPAP” means Aircurce 10 Vauto. That’s great.
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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
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Good morning Sleeprider,

When I spoke to the Sleep Lab Manager, I told her I want a particular machine.  She started to tell me something about a Phillips machine and I cut in and said no, "I want the ResMed Air Curve 10 VAuto" as I was instructed by ya'all previously.  She said she was writing it down.  I'm fairly certain she was, because I had to spell out VAuto.  She gave the impression she was unfamiliar with this particular model. As everyone has suggested, I also told her that I want a hard copy prescription for the machine.

"Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel",
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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
I have used both Philips and Resmed auto bilevel machines. My results don't seem to be a poor on the Philips as many I have seen here, but the event counts are higher. I prefer the responsiveness of the Vauto, and especially the Easybreathe™ shape of the pressure (mask pressure). You have been using a Resmed machine, and getting used to BiFlex after using Easybreathe is not great as it feels like the machine is out of sync. Resmed follows and supports and Philips often leads respiration. Most professionals at DMEs and doctor offices will try to tell you there is no difference, but there is.

There are also financial incentives for prescribing a particular brand. Philips is very aggressive in this regard. Want to see who is paying your doctor? Check this out https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/
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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
Hmmm.  Thank you for the additional information Sleeprider.

I looked up my doctor and it looks like he has received quite a sum of money, but it appears to be mostly speaking engagements.  I will review further just for the curiosity.

As always, appreciate your guidance,
Plmnb
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RE: In anticipation of my BIPAP Re: New Thread
Those "speaking engagements" often consist of a manufacturer giving the Doctor a previously prepared Powerpoint presentation and a script.
Basically the Doctor is doing Sales & Marketing for the manufacturer while giving the impression of "authority" and "authenticity" and "unbiased" opinion.
I wouldn't be surprised if they wear a white coat at the podium with a stethoscope around their neck to add to the illusion.
Needless to say, if you are seeing the Doctor for medical treatment they will probably prescribe the same product or drug and give you 10 reasons why "it's new and although it's very expensive the studies seem to show that it's really very good".
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