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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.

 

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Chris Vesey's discussion Insurance
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Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Insurance
"The best thing is to ask your clinic, they all appear to work their own way, also if you are going abroad it is worth checking if it is still covered.  If not you might feel better if it were covered by insurance.  Ask if your home…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Neil Jay's discussion Remstar M series repair?
"I went off on a tangent when my brain stopped working. Philips R|esperonics Customer Support Centre (Repairs and Maintenance) 0870 532 9741"
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sharon replied to sharon's discussion struggling with CPAP
"thank you, i will try the suggestions, I reaaly appreciate the help Sharron"
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Kath Hope replied to Neil Jay's discussion Remstar M series repair?
"I don't think Resmed would repair a Respironics machine Sleep2Snore although I could be wrong."
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Sleep2snore replied to sharon's discussion struggling with CPAP
"You might need to try a good few masks before you fine one that works for and with you. Once you find one they will stop making it next week if your luck is like mine! Contact your clinic and check it is not to big or get another mask. Also make…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Neil Jay's discussion Remstar M series repair?
"I think it is a Humidifier not a Dehumidifier but that is an easy mistake to make. The humidifier is controlled from inside the machine and as far as I know, the only repairer is ResMed UK. Someone tell me otherwise! The other option and maybe…"
Jul 5
Kath Hope replied to Neil Jay's discussion Remstar M series repair?
"I've not heard of any repairers here in the UK.  If it's the System One Remstar and it's under 2 years old it has a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.  If you got it from your hospital they will change it for you."
Jul 5
Neil Jay posted a discussion

Remstar M series repair?

I have a RemStarAuto M Series CPAP machine with a dehumidifier. The dehumidifier has stopped working. I have dome some testing and the humidifier works when hooked up to another Remstar so the fault is somewhere in the main device. I have tested the…See More
Jul 5
sharon replied to sharon's discussion struggling with CPAP
"thank you, I will look at the liners"
Jul 5

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