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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
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CPAP Pressure: 5 - 12
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Location: Maasbree, Netherlands

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Smile New here!
I'm 49 years old.
I had a sleep registration for about 7 years ago.
That night there was a AHI of 9.
And since someone had to be suffering from an AHI 10 or higher to be treaded with CPAP, I got none.
I was a truck driver for a living back then, and I couldn't drive 20 minutes, without get a nap from 30 minutes.
So I bought my own 2 CPAPs (without prescription). One for home, and one for on the road.
Now, 7 years later, the guidelines are less strict.
So I got a new sleep study, and now I have a AHI of 11,5.
I got a Resmed S9 Autoset, and a Resmed Quattro, in my 2 week titration period, which ends next Wednesday.

I live in Europe, in the Netherlands. That explains my name, don't you think? Too-funny
02-22-2014 06:02 PM
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Location: Australia

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RE: New here!
Hi Dutch
Welcome
02-22-2014 06:04 PM
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Welcome Dutch, considering 5 and above is considered as sleep apnea you should have been treated, your just lucky you took your treatment into your own hands, well done.
(This post was last modified: 02-22-2014 06:06 PM by Tez62.)
02-22-2014 06:05 PM
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Dutch Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
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Location: Maasbree, Netherlands

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RE: New here!
Thanks Zonk! I feel at home already.
02-22-2014 06:06 PM
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Dutch Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro
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CPAP Pressure: 5 - 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Maasbree, Netherlands

Post: #5
RE: New here!
(02-22-2014 06:05 PM)Tez62 Wrote:  Welcome Dutch, considering 5 and above is considered as sleep apnea you should have been treated, your just lucky you took your treatment into your own hands, well done.

Thanks Tez62!

Back then it was above 10.
But I realized the doctors were wrong when they said there was nothing wrong with me.
The apnea forum over here was not so happy about what I did then.
"Only a doctor may set your pressure, and give you a CPAP", "You may not experiment with pressure settings" etc.
It was not that simple to get a CPAP without prescription then.
Now, they are sold on Ebay. Smile
02-22-2014 06:13 PM
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Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #6
RE: New here!
(02-22-2014 06:13 PM)Dutch Wrote:  Back then it was above 10.
But I realized the doctors were wrong when they said there was nothing wrong with me.
The apnea forum over here was not so happy about what I did then.
"Only a doctor may set your pressure, and give you a CPAP", "You may not experiment with pressure settings" etc.
It was not that simple to get a CPAP without prescription then.
Now, they are sold on Ebay. Smile

Welcome Dutch. 7 years makes you an old-timer! I'm thinking maybe you heard them wrong when they said "Only a doctor may ..... give you CPAP.." I'm thinking there are too many "P's" in the word "CPAP."

Anyhow, you took care of business... Good for you. Falling asleep behind the wheel of a truck is not something that is good for you.
02-22-2014 06:35 PM
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

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Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #7
RE: New here!
Hi Dutch,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you took your CPAP therapy into your own hands.
Well done, and best of luck toyou.

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02-22-2014 06:49 PM
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Location: Maasbree, Netherlands

Post: #8
RE: New here!
(02-22-2014 06:35 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  
(02-22-2014 06:13 PM)Dutch Wrote:  Back then it was above 10.
But I realized the doctors were wrong when they said there was nothing wrong with me.
The apnea forum over here was not so happy about what I did then.
"Only a doctor may set your pressure, and give you a CPAP", "You may not experiment with pressure settings" etc.
It was not that simple to get a CPAP without prescription then.
Now, they are sold on Ebay. Smile

Welcome Dutch. 7 years makes you an old-timer! I'm thinking maybe you heard them wrong when they said "Only a doctor may ..... give you CPAP.." I'm thinking there are too many "P's" in the word "CPAP."

Anyhow, you took care of business... Good for you. Falling asleep behind the wheel of a truck is not something that is good for you.

Thanks Retired_Guy!
Sometimes I do feel quite old. Too-funny
No really. They were outraged then, when I told them I bought one myself.
Now, they also think I did the only good thing I could do.

About 8 or 9 years ago I even had a small accident when backing up onto a Mercedes with my trailer. I couldn't handle the stress anymore and was sick for 10 months.
I got several sleep studies (one in a specialized facility, with all kind of wires on my head and chest, legs. There were even camera's and infrared lighting.) But they kept telling me there was nothing wrong with an AHI of 9. Sad
02-22-2014 06:57 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
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CPAP Pressure: 5 - 12
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Location: Maasbree, Netherlands

Post: #9
RE: New here!
(02-22-2014 06:49 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi Dutch,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you took your CPAP therapy into your own hands.
Well done, and best of luck toyou.

Thanks trish6hundred

All I know I learned from forums like this and YouTube, with hundreds of video's explaining apnea and CPAP.
I got a Resmed S9 Autoset from my clinician, who is specialized in apnea.
But I could tell him things about the machine he didn't knew. Too-funny
Like the possibility to attach a wireless adapter to send the data which is normally stored on SD.
02-22-2014 07:04 PM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
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: #10
RE: New here!
Yeah, sometimes that happens, if your clinitian is opened to learning a few things, that's really good.

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