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Who else is using cpap/vpap and also O2?

Postby deedees5462 on Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:54 pm

Hi, I was just wondering who else has to use supplemental oxygen along with their cpap/vpap machine and does it help. I have had 4 sleep studies and I always need oxygen along with machine. My dr ordered the vpap adapt sv and oxygen concentrator which feeds into my hose at 3 liters. :roll:

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Re: Who else is using cpap/vpap and also O2?

Postby Goofproof on Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:27 pm

If you dr has ordered it, it can't hurt, I've been using it for years. Downside it eats electric. Jim

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Re: Who else is using cpap/vpap and also O2?

Postby Woody on Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:58 am

When I was perscribed cpap 10 years ago I was also started on 2L of
oxygen at night with my cpap. And just like some of us have a backup
cpap I have a backup oxygen concentrator doesn't everybody ?

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Re: Who else is using cpap/vpap and also O2?

Postby dkcs on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:37 am

deedees5462 wrote:Hi, I was just wondering who else has to use supplemental oxygen along with their cpap/vpap machine and does it help. I have had 4 sleep studies and I always need oxygen along with machine. My dr ordered the vpap adapt sv and oxygen concentrator which feeds into my hose at 3 liters. :roll:


I'm on 2L at night and it does make a difference for me. Check with your local power company and see if they offer a discount for a lifesaving device which the oxygen concentrator is considered to be, this will help a little bit with the extra cost of running the concentrator.

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Re: Who else is using cpap/vpap and also O2?

Postby deedees5462 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:27 am

No I do not have a backup O2 concentrator. Or do you mean backup o2 as in a tank of o2??
I do get a have a plan with electric company for those with medical life support which does make a big difference. I really wish I could afford a generator for backup power. Of course, So. California does not lose power very often.

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Re: Who else is using cpap/vpap and also O2?

Postby Patrick A on Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:23 pm

Well, I have no posted for some time. On the 3rd. of February I went to the local hospital for an out patient, Echocardiogram. I was having trouble breathing they had a nurse put an IV in my hand so they could inject a dye of some kind for contrast. When she was done I was still short of breath. She would not let me leave and took me to the ER. Anyway, they admitted me to the hospital. I was there for 10 days. They sent me home with an Oxygen tank set @2 Lpm. They also delivered a concentrator set @2 Lpm. I use a Respironics M series BiPap. And I now have a Respironics Everflow Concentrator. I ordered a Respironics Simply Go Portable Oxygen Concentrator and spare battery I got an e-mail that it's out on the truck for delivery today.

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Re: Who else is using cpap/vpap and also O2?

Postby Woody on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:36 pm

No Deedees I have two concentrators . I bought one on crag's list and found another
one at a yard sale for $25 because that little dial to set the O2 flow rate had broken
but that only cost me $40.

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