(03-14-2012, 09:54 AM)CHanlon Wrote: I agree that there should be at least an initial prescription. One thing I *don't* think should be part of it, is a restriction on CPAP vs APAP - and issue I had. I had weeks of data from a loaner APAP machine that APAP was more effective for me then CPAP... yet my 2 hour, fitful sleep during my titration study didn't "qualify" me for one. I had to argue for it, and in the end, buy it outright because my Dr. wouldn't submit that I needed one.
Thank you for your post--I am in the same boat as of today. I had 4 hrs sleep at the second sleep over at the clinic. The tech said I wouldn't qualify based on last nights study for the auto. Plus he changed the settings to constant 11 as it cpap with a ramp setting as well. I tried it, at home tonight, thought i was having a panic attack, it was horrible, and I can not sleep with it. I had 4 hrs sleep last night, and now have no idea tonight how i will manage as I had severe apnea 48 pr hour when tested last month , and put on the auto for trail. I have 2 more weeks before going back to the dr. but I wont last that long. I am a senior who I swear was ready to stroke or have a heart attack before getting my machine last month-[chest pains, high bld pressure, feeling like i was having an anxiety attach, all went away with the auto machine for one month, -now it has been change--i will try and deal this tomorrow ---but no way can i use the cpap i got today--stupid gov't won't even let you pay out of your own money to upgrade--its cruel and crazy..