Post Reply 
Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
Author Message
crazychef Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 21
Joined: Jan 2013

Machine: s9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: mirage quattro / mirage air
Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: united kingdom

Post: #1
Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
hi

after some advice if anyone can help

recently diagnosed sleep apnea and have not started treatment yet, but will be next week

dvla have revoked license -- has this happened to anyone else?? if so how long after treatment started was it before your license was returned?

any help or advice gratefully appreciated


Thanks
01-17-2013 01:43 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,068
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #2
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
What exactly is DVLA? Department of Vehicles of Louisiana?

If so, check their website to see what the procedure is. Are you a professional driver, as in truck driver?

Either way, you have to prove compliance. Usually they say "an average of x hrs per night for x days" but if you are a truck driver, the rules on percentages are different.

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

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.
01-17-2013 02:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
crazychef Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 21
Joined: Jan 2013

Machine: s9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: mirage quattro / mirage air
Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: united kingdom

Post: #3
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
(01-17-2013 02:10 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  What exactly is DVLA? Department of Vehicles of Louisiana?

If so, check their website to see what the procedure is. Are you a professional driver, as in truck driver?

Either way, you have to prove compliance. Usually they say "an average of x hrs per night for x days" but if you are a truck driver, the rules on percentages are different.

hi sorry DVLA are UK based driver and vehicle license department, maybe its the same calculation or similar in UK
01-17-2013 02:24 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
trish6hundred Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 6,452
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
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: #4
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
Hi crazychef,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Best of luck with your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your post.

trish6hundred
01-17-2013 02:45 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
crazychef Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 21
Joined: Jan 2013

Machine: s9 autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: mirage quattro / mirage air
Humidifier: h5i
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: united kingdom

Post: #5
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
(01-17-2013 02:45 PM)trish6hundred Wrote:  Hi crazychef,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Best of luck with your CPAP therapy and hang in there for more responses to your post.

many thanks Trish

Thanks
01-17-2013 02:57 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,068
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #6
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
Not much help to you, then. Still, check their website and see if you can find anything.

More than likely it is a simple compliance dance. Use your machine like a good boy.

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

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.
01-17-2013 03:18 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Ugly Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 568
Joined: Oct 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Micro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Hydrocephalus, myopia, depression, chronic ugliness, stupidity, tinnitus, mixed sleep apnea.

Sex: Male
Location: Barrie Ontario Canada

Post: #7
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
(01-17-2013 01:43 PM)crazychef Wrote:  hi

after some advice if anyone can help

recently diagnosed sleep apnea and have not started treatment yet, but will be next week

dvla have revoked license -- has this happened to anyone else??

Driver's license?

Quote:if so how long after treatment started was it before your license was returned?

So the person who's selling you the CPAP, it's not THEM whose license is being revoked. Is it? From what I've seen there are several of them who really deserve it.
01-17-2013 11:00 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Moriarty Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 270
Joined: Jul 2012

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

Other Comments: Image above is my CPAP machine...

Sex: Male
Location: Toowoomba - Qld - Australia

Post: #8
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
It is common in most jurisdictions for those diagnosed with OSA to have their licences suspended until their treating physician certifies that their treatment is effective. This is especially true for professional drivers.

In Queensland it is not simply a matter of looking at hours to establish compliance - although that is part of it. The case is managed by the GP who refers the patient to a specialist respiratory physician. It is the specialist who sets the prescription and judges the efficacy by looking at the data from the xPAP machine and/or subsequent sleep studies. After the physician is satisfied that the patient is not at risk of a fatigue related RTA he sends a letter to the GP who then issues the certificate for the patient to take to the licensing authority.

A severely affected professional driver could be without a licence for some months. A fact that discourages those in desparate need of treatment from seeking it.
01-18-2013 05:27 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
zimlich Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 392
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #9
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
You don't say where you are (or I missed it), but in the UK this is done very quickly, but as soon as people can prove, I imagine through compliance they are safe to drive they get their license back. In the US to my knowledge the revoking of driving privilege is rarely done. I think it's because (for all but truck drivers wirth commercial licenses) it's too much trouble for the doctor.
Good luck. Stick with us while you start therapy for advice and support. Hope you're back on the road soon. If you're in the UK they do have an apnea internet group. PM me and I'll find the name if you wish.
01-18-2013 08:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Shastzi Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,174
Joined: Dec 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #10
RE: Newbie advice needed please -- DVLA
Jeeze. I would imagine there are more truck (lorry) drivers out there popping goofballs to stay awake and then crashing on those.
(The individual crashes first from the drug, falls asleep at the wheel then crashes the truck)

=o.O=
01-18-2013 10:27 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Newbie - need advice on settings and machine tmc712 18 391 12-06-2016 09:04 PM
Last Post: tmc712
  Need full face mask advice Bob32256 12 696 12-06-2016 04:37 PM
Last Post: Zippo
  advice for diagnosis steps to take odoyle 14 567 12-05-2016 08:44 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  [Equipment] Advice on transitioning from pillows to FFM? Strat0caster 8 258 12-02-2016 10:58 PM
Last Post: PaulaO2
  ADVICE ON THIS DATA Gazz 3 272 11-21-2016 11:13 AM
Last Post: OpalRose
  new user wants advice Gazz 3 244 11-19-2016 11:06 AM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Advice needed for struggling CPAP user Fubblin 35 1,994 11-18-2016 07:18 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)