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Provent
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Today I went to the sleep doc to discuss my tribulations with the CPAP machine. We discussed alternatives, and concluded that I should consult a dentist re mouth appliances and a surgeon as to whether I would be a good candidate for surgery. In the meantime, however, I walked out of her office with a trial pack of ten Provent devices. If I can tolerate them I'll have to go back to her for a sleep study to gauge their effectiveness.

Tonight will be my first trial. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Smile
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Oh cool. I look forward to hearing how/if they work.
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Is the Provent device covered by your insurance?? It isn't covered under mine so it made my decision about this option easy.

Cool

Best of luck with them. Please post a review when you get a chance.
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I didn't think it was covered by any insurance yet. But he did say it was a trial pack. It would be good business to give out a few to get folks to buy them.
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(05-08-2012, 06:20 PM)cbramsey Wrote: Is the Provent device covered by your insurance?? It isn't covered under mine so it made my decision about this option easy.

I know it is not covered by Medicare. I can't speak for other insurance. My doc said it would be $80-90 a month. If I have to pay, I have to pay. What would you do if you are too clausrophobic to tolerate a CPAP mask? Just die young from the complications?

I managed to use the CPAP machine one night out of three, but often woke up finding that I had ripped the alien thing off my face and was lying on it.

My doc felt that I had the best possibility with the dental appliance, then Provent, and surgery last. We're trying Provent first because it is only $25 for a ten day supply. I'm just worried that it might be just as suffocating as a CPAP mask.

I'll definitely post about my experience. Stay tuned.Lolabove
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(05-08-2012, 06:50 PM)JJJ Wrote: What would you do if you are too clausrophobic to tolerate a CPAP mask? Just die young from the complications?
No I would recommend this wiki to read "Tips for new CPAP users"
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...CPAP_users

Also remind them of the following
By using your PAP regularly, you are taking control of your health and making a positive choice for your future and wellbeing.

CPAP is a treatment not a cure unless it's on your nose or over your face, it's not going to be helping you when you're sleeping.

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#7
Terrible night. If you have a fear of suffocation, forget Provent. I thought the CPAP machine terrified me, but this is worse. Sad

Next stop: Dentist.
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Yeah, I was afraid of that. It just didn't seem like it would make breathing out any very easy. I'm sorry it didn't work for you.

Someone else (Jenny?) is trying out a mouth piece and I think it was working for her. Hopefully it will for you, too.
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