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srnutter Offline

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Posts: 1
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: none
Mask Type: Not using mask
Mask Make & Model: none
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: none
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
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I was diagnosed with apnea over 4 years ago, had the sleep study but never got back for a fitting. I was told that I had over 350 episodes of recorded apnea during my test(?). I now have no insurance and have many other health problems such as high blood pressure diabetes high cholesterol anxiety issues and was diagnosed 3 years ago as bipolar. I have lost over 70# but still need to loose more.
Now unemployed due to a bout of gout in knee which left arthritis there have noticed I wake up hot and flushed and sweating, tired all the time.
The free clinic I go to which is faith based has no connections for this type of help.
I am 49 and live in Fla. no income just food subsidies every month.
Anybody have any suggestions other than a bullet between the eyes?
06-13-2013 09:56 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Posts: 8,062
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: No machine
There's only a few options for you. One is Craigslist. Do a search for CPAP in your area and see what pops up. But follow common sense rules and do not buy what you cannot see.

Since you will be essentially doing this on your own, I suggest you get a data capable machine so you can track the treatment ability. If one is available, get an autoPAP. Do not get a ResMed S8 as you need a special card reader. Avoid any ResMed with "Escape" in the name and any Phillips-Respironics with the word "Plus" in the name. They may be cheaper but with no data for you, you are playing pin the tail on the donkey in a huge dark warehouse with no one to tell you if you get it.

Some charities help with health issues and may be able to help with that. There's also filing for disability and applying for Medicaid.

http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices

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06-13-2013 10:58 PM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
RE: No machine
American Sleep Apnea Association (ASSA) run CPAP assistance program
Check the link for the information http://www.sleepapnea.org/resources/cpap...chine.html

Medicaid http://www.healthcare.gov/using-insurance/low-cost-care/medicaid/
06-13-2013 11:01 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,429
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: No machine
Hi srnutter,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
What has been said so far.
Hopefully, you can find a way to get a machine.

trish6hundred
06-13-2013 11:19 PM
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Shastzi Offline

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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: #5
RE: No machine
Hi snutter,

Welcome

You are in the right place!

Hang in there!

"With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable." - Thomas Foxwell Buxton

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06-14-2013 04:01 PM
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