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Post: #21
RE: Newly diagnosed
(11-07-2012 03:45 PM)Utsarah Wrote:  Chin strap: mine keeps coming off! I wake up with it hanging around my neck!

There are different types ... some fit like a helmet and can't slip off.

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11-07-2012 06:38 PM
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Post: #22
RE: Newly diagnosed
If your insurance company paid for a new machine and you were sold a used one, that's called insurance fraud. Drop that term into any negotiations you have with the supplier. Also mention the Better Business Bureau.

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11-07-2012 07:32 PM
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Post: #23
RE: Newly diagnosed
(11-07-2012 07:32 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  If your insurance company paid for a new machine and you were sold a used one, that's called insurance fraud. Drop that term into any negotiations you have with the supplier. Also mention the Better Business Bureau.

In the US, insurance usually insists on a rent-to-own option. IMHO, they have a right to give you a used rental machine if you're renting.

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11-07-2012 08:19 PM
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Post: #24
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I asked and they said that it was paid up front, not a rental. Crazy!! I'm going to get this machine thing ironed out I'll probably try to find another provider for supplies.
11-07-2012 08:55 PM
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Post: #25
RE: Newly diagnosed
Hi rayks and WELCOME! to the forum.! Hopefully you find a chinstrap that works well for you as there are several different types, best of luck to you.

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11-07-2012 10:29 PM
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Post: #26
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Just to update the DME provider switched out machines today. I now have the S9 autoset. I actually saw them remove it from the box, so I know this one is new. It took my doctor's office manager calling the marketing director of the DME provider to get it done. I'm glad I got a new machine as was billed to me and the insurance company, and also one that will provide more data!
11-15-2012 05:14 PM
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Post: #27
RE: Newly diagnosed
(11-15-2012 05:14 PM)Utsarah Wrote:  Just to update the DME provider switched out machines today. I now have the S9 autoset. I actually saw them remove it from the box, so I know this one is new. It took my doctor's office manager calling the marketing director of the DME provider to get it done. I'm glad I got a new machine as was billed to me and the insurance company, and also one that will provide more data!
congrats... now the fun begins Sleep-well
11-15-2012 05:18 PM
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Post: #28
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(11-03-2012 08:05 PM)Utsarah Wrote:  Hello. I was recently diagnosed with mild sleep apnea.

I was wondering which masks other side sleepers like.

I have always used a "nasal" face mask. While I have not tried a "full" face mask I realize that may take some getting used to.
I have tried nasal pillows in the sleep lab. No thanks. It's all a personal matter. I don't have a "standard" sleeping position so for me I needed something versatile enough whether I'm sleeping, front, back, or side. Except in the very beginning when I had a Healthdyne mask, after that, ResMed Mirage masks of different varieties have been offered to me and they have done just fine. But again it's a personal matter. Somehow I think the term "mild" sleep apnea is a misnomer. IMHO it's always serious enough to not be regarded as "mild" event though my own otolaryngologist used the term "mild to moderate" as well. Mild? LOL Laugh-a-lot not when you're living it.
11-18-2012 12:11 PM
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Post: #29
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My brother probably has sleep apnea and we're trying to get him to have a sleep test. He hates anything in his nose and shudders whenever I even mention my nasal pillows. Even when in the hospital and on oxygen (he has bad asthma), he cannot tolerate the cannulas and keeps it on his upper lip.

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