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(07-16-2015, 05:57 AM)me50 Wrote: for some reason I thought you were taking your machine back and getting an auto or full data capable machine after you got a new script from your doctor. did I confuse you with someone else? If not, take it back and exchange it before it is too late. an auto could help with this problem along with a chin strap if necessary

No, that was me. The DME refuses to exchange the machine without a prescription change to an autoset. I attempted to get ahold of my doctor, but he is out of town until the 27th. I have an appointment with him on the 29th, and hope he will change it for me.
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[quote='49er' pid='122160' dateline='1437044605']
Hi Dawn,

Have you tried any nasal masks? The reason I am asking is even before my septoplasty, I was able to use my elan cloth mask when I couldn't use nasal pillows. Perhaps it might be worth a shot?

Another thing to consider is the Aloha Nasal Pillow mask has alot more air than the P10. Perhaps that might be worth trying to see if that solves the problem?

You're absolutely not posting too much so please put that thought out of our mind.

49er

[quote='mzdawn74' pid='122080' dateline='1436994266']


Hi,

Yes, I tried a nasal mask at the titration study and felt really claustrophobic, and went with the nasal pillows. I have a chinstrap if necessary, but will see how it goes. Here it is almost 4:30am and I'm still awake!! Grrrr this is frustrating...
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(07-16-2015, 06:15 AM)mzdawn74 Wrote:
(07-16-2015, 05:57 AM)me50 Wrote: for some reason I thought you were taking your machine back and getting an auto or full data capable machine after you got a new script from your doctor. did I confuse you with someone else? If not, take it back and exchange it before it is too late. an auto could help with this problem along with a chin strap if necessary

No, that was me. The DME refuses to exchange the machine without a prescription change to an autoset. I attempted to get ahold of my doctor, but he is out of town until the 27th. I have an appointment with him on the 29th, and hope he will change it for me.

In another one of your posts, I suggested that you call the office manager, nurse if they have one, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant. Another suggestion is that I doubt your doc took time off without someone on call for him so perhaps you can talk with that doc and explain your needs and concerns and perhaps they can help you with a new script. They may not want to do that but perhaps explain that your time to exchange the machine that isn't helping as much as it should is running out.

I had an autoset and was not adjusting to it very well. I had a sleep study and the orders were that if I reached a certain pressure to try me on vpap but they didn't do that. So, I had another sleep study ordered by another sleep doc at a different sleep lab and that tech followed the doctor's orders and it was found that vpap would help me much better.

I had the DME pick up the autoset and got a vpap and things have been better, not perfect but a lot better.

Just be proactive and sometimes it is beneficial to be a little bit of a squeaky wheel as long as it is done respectfully. A little oil goes a long way sometimes lol

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(07-16-2015, 06:36 AM)me50 Wrote:
(07-16-2015, 06:15 AM)mzdawn74 Wrote:
(07-16-2015, 05:57 AM)me50 Wrote: for some reason I thought you were taking your machine back and getting an auto or full data capable machine after you got a new script from your doctor. did I confuse you with someone else? If not, take it back and exchange it before it is too late. an auto could help with this problem along with a chin strap if necessary

No, that was me. The DME refuses to exchange the machine without a prescription change to an autoset. I attempted to get ahold of my doctor, but he is out of town until the 27th. I have an appointment with him on the 29th, and hope he will change it for me.

In another one of your posts, I suggested that you call the office manager, nurse if they have one, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant. Another suggestion is that I doubt your doc took time off without someone on call for him so perhaps you can talk with that doc and explain your needs and concerns and perhaps they can help you with a new script. They may not want to do that but perhaps explain that your time to exchange the machine that isn't helping as much as it should is running out.

I had an autoset and was not adjusting to it very well. I had a sleep study and the orders were that if I reached a certain pressure to try me on vpap but they didn't do that. So, I had another sleep study ordered by another sleep doc at a different sleep lab and that tech followed the doctor's orders and it was found that vpap would help me much better.

I had the DME pick up the autoset and got a vpap and things have been better, not perfect but a lot better.

Just be proactive and sometimes it is beneficial to be a little bit of a squeaky wheel as long as it is done respectfully. A little oil goes a long way sometimes lol

Thank you for that suggestion. I will call the office and see if there is someone else covering for him.
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(07-16-2015, 06:36 AM)me50 Wrote:
(07-16-2015, 06:15 AM)mzdawn74 Wrote:
(07-16-2015, 05:57 AM)me50 Wrote: for some reason I thought you were taking your machine back and getting an auto or full data capable machine after you got a new script from your doctor. did I confuse you with someone else? If not, take it back and exchange it before it is too late. an auto could help with this problem along with a chin strap if necessary

No, that was me. The DME refuses to exchange the machine without a prescription change to an autoset. I attempted to get ahold of my doctor, but he is out of town until the 27th. I have an appointment with him on the 29th, and hope he will change it for me.

In another one of your posts, I suggested that you call the office manager, nurse if they have one, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant. Another suggestion is that I doubt your doc took time off without someone on call for him so perhaps you can talk with that doc and explain your needs and concerns and perhaps they can help you with a new script. They may not want to do that but perhaps explain that your time to exchange the machine that isn't helping as much as it should is running out.

Just be proactive and sometimes it is beneficial to be a little bit of a squeaky wheel as long as it is done respectfully. A little oil goes a long way sometimes lol

Agree, agree, agree! Every day counts with something like this. You have to be your own advocate in every area of health care, but for sure in this instance. I wouldn't wait until the 29th. I would call the office this minute and would be the squeakiest wheel they ever heard from. Asserting yourself is not a bad thing -- you pay them, not the other way around. Let us know how this works out.

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Not fussing at anyone in the least. I am not at all. Just offering a suggestion.

You do not have to use the "Reply with Quote" button to post. Just use the Quick Reply box at the bottom. Most folks can figure out who you are talking to. It makes it easier to find what YOU are saying amongst all the he said, then she said in response to what he said, the he said to what she said to what he said....

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...85#pid3285
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(07-16-2015, 02:49 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: You do not have to use the "Reply with Quote" button to post. Just use the Quick Reply box at the bottom. Most folks can figure out who you are talking to.

I prefer to "reply with quote" but not without editing the parts quoted.
You can insert your own start quote and stop quote tags to break up the quoted text so you can reply directly to different sections. Also I try never to quote more than one level deep.

I've been using forums for a long time, and perhaps some of those who have just started find it a little tricky. In my experience the best policy is: quote, but quote judiciously.

The trouble with not quoting is that there may already have been several replies posted before the one you are posting and then it's hard to tell who you are talking to.

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(07-16-2015, 02:49 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: Not fussing at anyone in the least. I am not at all. Just offering a suggestion.

You do not have to use the "Reply with Quote" button to post. Just use the Quick Reply box at the bottom. Most folks can figure out who you are talking to. It makes it easier to find what YOU are saying amongst all the he said, then she said in response to what he said, the he said to what she said to what he said....

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...85#pid3285

Oh my goodness, so much to learn. I do like to quote, but I'll be more careful when I do.
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No, I'm not saying you HAVE to. Just saying take it into consideration. If the post you are quoting is huge or has multiple quotes, just remove the extra bits. If you need help, just ask.
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.




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When I got this machine, no one explained to me exactly who reports what to whom. I have a wireless RedMed, and I can view the results online with [email address removed]. Do they report it to my service, who then sends it to Medicare for payment? Also, what kind of reporting does my doctor have to do and when?

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