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(05-17-2016, 07:04 PM)plainhat Wrote: I'm pretty new here too (just a day), but figured I should also say Welcome! Welcome

Welcome plainhat Coffee


Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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You are in the right place, sure you will get help from this forum, like we all do Smile
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Hi AlanT,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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Hi AlanT, welcome.

From one UK'er to another, there are a few of us about on hereDielaughing, how did you find your experience with the NHS?
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(05-29-2016, 08:49 AM)Phill Wrote: Hi AlanT, welcome.

From one UK'er to another, there are a few of us about on hereDielaughing, how did you find your experience with the NHS?

Do you really want to know. Huh

Alan
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I take it from your comment that it was a not entirely happy and efficient experience, same here, suffice to say that if they had given me the correct equipment in the first instance it would probably have saved the NHS money, along with saving me a great deal of worry, suffering, and inconvenience.

I have likely bored people rigid on here with my comments on what I consider my poor treatment by the NHS, all I can say is that from the comments made by those suffering under the American system they fare little better.Dont-know

I take it that you or they have informed the DVLA?

Phill
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(05-30-2016, 08:51 AM)Phill Wrote: I take it that you or they have informed the DVLA?

Phill

Neither my doctor or myself have been given the results of the sleep study yet. I was waiting to speak to my doctor about informing the dvla.

Alan
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Interesting, I had the sleep test, saw the nurse? who gave me my machine, well part of my machine, as at first I was not given a humidifier or heated hose both of which I needed, with a printout of the sleep test graphs, and a letter telling me I should inform the DVLA.
Other than going to see my GP to get a referral letter to have a private consultation as the NHS hospital had been so "poor", she has had no input at all.

The main criteria would appear to be that provided your readings are reasonable, you must show that you are using the machine for at least 4 hours a night.

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(05-31-2016, 08:33 AM)Phill Wrote: Interesting, I had the sleep test, saw the nurse? who gave me my machine, well part of my machine, as at first I was not given a humidifier or heated hose both of which I needed, with a printout of the sleep test graphs, and a letter telling me I should inform the DVLA.
Other than going to see my GP to get a referral letter to have a private consultation as the NHS hospital had been so "poor", she has had no input at all.

The main criteria would appear to be that provided your readings are reasonable, you must show that you are using the machine for at least 4 hours a night.

I have just got an appointment to go for a machine end of next week.
I was referred in January.

According to the dvla you don't need to notify them of OSA unless you have obstructive sleep apnoea which affects your ability to drive safely i.e. sleepiness or obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. So this is determined by your results and what your consultant and doctor say.

Alan


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And the very best of luck.

Text of the letter I was given:

You have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea, on the basis of the clinical history and overnight sleep study.
You are undergoing a trial of treatment with CPAP, which we would recommend you continue.

If you hold a driving licence, it is necessary to inform the DVLA of this diagnosis. It is necessary to be on effective treatment to maintain a driving licence. even on treatment, you should not drive when feeling sleepy or excessively tired.
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