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Author:  jeebus4k [ Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:19 am ]
Post subject:  Doc doesn't accept HST study - Can I start APAP on my own?

Hi,

I had done a simple HST (Philips Respironics Alice PDx) since I snore and I am tired a lot during days.

The result show I have a lot of hypo-apneas (5.5 per hour)

But the doctor doesn't accept the HST and wants a PSG which I can't do at the moment perhaps a few month later.

Based on the HST can I start on APAP on my own ? Rental of APAP is pretty reasonable.

Author:  audihere [ Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Doc doesn't accept HST study - Can I start APAP on my ow

Did the HST have the SpO2 data recorded? If so what was it?

Author:  diamaunt [ Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Doc doesn't accept HST study - Can I start APAP on my ow

Get a used machine on craigslist, treat yourself, and tell your doubting doctor to take a hike.

Author:  CobaltSky [ Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Doc doesn't accept HST study - Can I start APAP on my ow

I just scored an Airsense Autoset with a 2017 build date and 241 hours on Craigslist for $225. Deals can be had. :)

Author:  jeebus4k [ Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Doc doesn't accept HST study - Can I start APAP on my ow

audihere wrote:
Did the HST have the SpO2 data recorded? If so what was it?


Average was 95%

Total # of Desats = 73
Desat Index (#/hour) = 7.3
Desat Max (%) = 10
Desat Max dur (sec) = 36

Author:  ajack [ Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Doc doesn't accept HST study - Can I start APAP on my ow

You can self treat, get an auto machine with a sd card for sleepyhead
Mild apnea, would be my guess, It seems 85% was your lowest desat and the longest was 36 seconds. If it were me I'd treat it and get a sleep study if the out of pocket isn't too high.

Author:  LSAT [ Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Doc doesn't accept HST study - Can I start APAP on my ow

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