Gerald wrote:If you don't have software to record your experience every night, you're simply guessing. Without gauges, your therapy is like trying to fly a plane without instruments.....or driving in the dark without headlights.
Muse-Inc wrote:At diagnosis Apr07, my BP was 210/110 (115?); put on <1800 mgs sodium/day, angiotension receptor blocker (ARB), diuretic. Now, it averages 130/70. I still take a diuretic and don't salt (or eat deli meats or processed foods) but I still have a lot of excess wt; docs think I'll be able to drop it after losing another 30-40#s....time will tell. Oh yeah, my BP was so high at night, I hadda get up to pee 8-10 times a night -- stopped on night 1 of CPAP therapy and has never returned...yeah! Took me many months to drop the ARB dosage in half, months more to half again, then by month 18 or so I stopped taking it. I hope you have the same good results from CPAP therapy!
dianem wrote:...Is it the high BP that makes you get up to pee all the time? I didn't know that. That's definitely gone away since I started CPAP, but the BP is still the same.
I'll try to be patient and see how things go...
Pugsy wrote:What machine do you have? 7 day average? Is it a Respironics machine of some type? If so EncoreViewer software is available and you do not need a prescription to get it. I have the software. I didn't need an RX.
dianem wrote:Yes, I have the M-Series Pro. My current supplier can not sell me the software and card reader without a prescription from my doctor, or so they claim. Maybe they are just saying that, or maybe the requirements are different here in Canada. But if you say a scrip isn't required, I'll just order it online -- the price is about the same anyway and it will save me taking time off work to go pick it up anyway. Thanks!
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