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Please help with treatment review
RE: Please help with treatment review
(11-07-2022, 05:21 PM)KeepSmiling Wrote: DaveL,

To my of thinking selling autoset to a patient (and told to use it like that) then charging it a a CPAP is criminal.

I know someone who was sold a Autoset but set up as a CPAP.

I had the good fortune to meet some wonderful people on a Newsgroup years ago.  One was cpap man without the break.  He was my hero.  He told me I needed an apap.  Took a long long time to get one.  Here in wonderful Ontario Canada.

That gentleman had OSA and had a business selling equipment to people. He responded to every question.  Hat's off to him.  In comparison my DME supplier was 1/2 owned by Credit Valley Hospital.  They sold me my second cpap.  A brick.  A mask (one nasal mask works for everyone; one mask fits all. No substitutions.)  I asked my sleep-doc-from-h*ll what was new in OSA therapy.  He said, "nothing"  and then "hose covers and heated hoses. But you don't need those."  Rainout?  What?

First step in control is keeping the Setup Manual out of the hands of the user.
DaveL
compliant for 35 years /// Still learning!

ResMed N20; ResMed P30i modified headgear; F&P Evora Full FFM



I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: Please help with treatment review
Duval,

[First step in control is keeping the Setup Manual out of the hands of the user.]

Years ago is was just the clinician manual and software that we had to worry about.

Now, with modems, companies can come into your home and kick you out of your machine. Scary concept.

I did not want my AirCurve 10 with a modem. It was difficult to find a machine let alone without a modem. Do not know if one came without it.

The AirSence 10 has the card to cloud which is less expensive. I think that is better.
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RE: Please help with treatment review
Good videos on youtube showing how to remove that device. I haven't done so.
I find I get far more help from OSCAR and veterans here.

Reason? I don't think that my sleep doc is interested in doing business with me. He just wants to sell new equipment after being paid for sleep studies at his facilities. I showed him OSCAR printout last visit. Haven't heard from him again.

When I asked my DME supplier to look at my card and tell me what ResMed sees the results just confirm compliance. They talked carefully when I got my S10 *for her* machine. And set it up as a CPAP as the system required. And they've formatted my card without telling me so. I lost history and that really bothered me.

DaveL
DaveL
compliant for 35 years /// Still learning!

ResMed N20; ResMed P30i modified headgear; F&P Evora Full FFM



I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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Worst night score in a long long time. No Idea Why.
Woke up this morning feeling rested.
Put my glasses on and read AHI=9.2!

Another day in paradise.


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compliant for 35 years /// Still learning!

ResMed N20; ResMed P30i modified headgear; F&P Evora Full FFM



I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: Please help with treatment review
Should have said...I wore my N30i mask and used a soft cervical collar. I've done that for about 2 months.
DaveL
compliant for 35 years /// Still learning!

ResMed N20; ResMed P30i modified headgear; F&P Evora Full FFM



I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: Please help with treatment review
Last night I used my F&P Evora Full full face mask until 4:00 a.m. or so.

I was awake so many times. 2 bottom straps kept coming off causing leakage.

AHI was 6.2
DaveL
compliant for 35 years /// Still learning!

ResMed N20; ResMed P30i modified headgear; F&P Evora Full FFM



I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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RE: Please help with treatment review
My issue with the F&P Evora Full, full face mask is leakage. It's the best of about 10 ffm's I've tried to see if I can switch to a ffm from a nasal mask and strap of some kind for mouth breathing.

When I wake up in the middle of the night for a washroom break I'm doomed. I've never been able to wear the ffm after that.

Last night was so much better. I used my ResMed N30i with my cervical collar. Somehow I slept until about 6:15 this morning! Then I woke with a cramp; game over.

Sleep quality was so so...according to the APP--21 min of REM; 4 min of Deep Sleep. APP is Autosleep. on my iPhone SE.
DaveL
compliant for 35 years /// Still learning!

ResMed N20; ResMed P30i modified headgear; F&P Evora Full FFM



I'm just a cpap user like you. I don't give medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician before seeking treatment for medical conditions including sleep apnea. Sleep-well

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