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Sleep Apnea and DVLA
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Dear all,Sorry if I am posting this in wrong place..I am a new member to this forum. I am 35 years old and I have been recently diagnosed moderate to severe OSA and since then I have been trying to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jan 28, 2018.

 

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Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi George The recovery for septoplasty was about a week from the worst of it, but it was over a year before the end of my nose stopped feeling numb and the numbness in my front teeth for about 6 months.  To be honest I'm not convinced the…"
Jan 28, 2018
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear Kath, Thanks. May I ask how long will it take to recover from Septoplasty surgery?  Cheers, George"
Jan 25, 2018
John Wilkinson replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi, I have recently started treatment for severe OSA and use a CPAP machine. After 3 weeks treatment my AHI went down from 42(severe) to 20 (moderate). I am due to visit my sleep clinic next week for my second review. Personally I feel to have…"
Jan 25, 2018
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi Chris, I did inform DVLA after my CPAP started by submitting the SL1 form downloaded from online. After a month's wait DVLA got back to me saying I am ok to drive. I also informed by insurance as well. So It was not as scary as i…"
Jan 24, 2018
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Yes Chris, you did need to contact them.  They recently updated their policy on this.  With severe sleep apnoea you need reviewing every 3 years now, but it is clearer than it used to be.  Problem is, not everyone is aware of the…"
Jan 24, 2018
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Great update George, even though I'm late to see it.  I've had a drug-induced endoscopy....there's not many places who do that in the UK.  Mine was with Prof Bhik Kotecha in London.  He confirmed things we suspected and…"
Jan 24, 2018
Chris Vesey replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi, The diagnosis from the consultant said score of 38.5, severe sleep apnea, must inform dvla. I phoned resmed who said now  I was being treated I did not need to inform dvla? I next phoned the dvla for advice as i had already written for a…"
Jan 23, 2018
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Hi all, I thought to update you on my progress. I have been using CPAP for a while and it is going well. I had my second visit to sleep clinic and they said I am doing really well and adjusted my pressure to bring down the AHI below 5. I sent my SL1…"
Jan 15, 2018
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"I George.  I can only tell you what I did....I immediately stopped driving (on advice of the sleep clinic and because I'd never have lived with myself if I'd caused an accident - my own Grandma was killed by a driver that…"
Oct 7, 2017
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear Kath (or anyone), Do you have any comment or recommendation about how to inform DVLA? As I mentioned in the previous message, In many online pages, I was warned not to email or phone or fill in online form but post a letter. Any advices on…"
Oct 4, 2017
Kath Hope replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"You're welcome George, and shocked at the 26 weeks to wait, but good to know you're at least going to be eventually sorted out.  Keep us posted how things go."
Oct 4, 2017
George replied to George's discussion Sleep Apnea and DVLA
"Dear all, Thanks for being so supportive. Just to update you, I have had my CPAP clinic appointment this week and given a Dreamstation CPAP machine with mask covering nose and mouth. I am still getting used to sleeping with the mask and wake up…"
Oct 4, 2017

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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion APAP or BIPAP
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"EPR just reduces the pressure when you breathe out, this makes it easier to breathe out when on higher pressure. Current thought is that the higher setting the EPR is the higher pressure is required, however I have not found this, but it does affect…"
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