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25-08-2020, 19:22   #541
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Sorry to hear about that. I've not heard about a battery sorry.

You probably know about requesting for vulnerable customers but just in case you don't. I know it won't prevent a fault but it might help with restoring timeframes.

All companies have it I believe but here's a link to EL
https://www.electricireland.ie/resid...-special-needs
Thanks for that. I didn't realise this was a thing.

I'd feel a bit disingenuous registering to be honest, especially considering some of the examples listed. But I'll keep it in mind.
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25-08-2020, 19:29   #542
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It does not make a lot of difference really, being a vulnerable customer - my husband was dependent on an oxygen concentrator but the only difference was that we got written notice of planned power cuts, the cuts still happened. We have had three power cuts in 2 weeks now, so I am considering it - and/or a generator.
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Thanks for that. I didn't realise this was a thing.

I'd feel a bit disingenuous registering to be honest, especially considering some of the examples listed. But I'll keep it in mind.
I did think the same but it’s mentioned on the sleep disorders Ireland website, it’s probably more from a financial point of view but I thought maybe if more vulnerable customers were registered in an area it might prioritise coming back after power out.

https://www.sdsf.ie/what-you-need-to...our-treatment/
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It does not make a lot of difference really, being a vulnerable customer - my husband was dependent on an oxygen concentrator but the only difference was that we got written notice of planned power cuts, the cuts still happened. We have had three power cuts in 2 weeks now, so I am considering it - and/or a generator.
I’m sorry to hear that, we’ve had more power outs in the last few weeks than the whole last year too. The weather has been erratic.

You’re right I’d say I went back to find where I found out about it and it’s listed under the financing your treatment so it’s probably so you’re not cut off because you can’t afford it.
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To be honest, part of me wants the battery pack for travelling too. I went to Belgium in Feb with a friend and the CPAP wouldn't work the first night in the hotel we were staying in. It kept rebooting. It wasn't a problem with the machine as we travelled around for nights 2 and 3 and there was no problem in those hotels. It was the power in that first hotel that caused the issue. Thankfully I got it working in the end, but if I hadn't, I'd have been wrecked for the whole trip. Now I know if I had the battery pack while travelling, I wouldn't have to worry about anything like that.
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I am going in to Vincents this evening for my sleep study.
I got my sleep analysis results today, I have significant sleep apnoea and I will be going in to Vincents again overnight for a CPAP trial. I am delighted that I finally know what the problem is and I can begin to treat it.
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I got my sleep analysis results today, I have significant sleep apnoea and I will be going in to Vincents again overnight for a CPAP trial. I am delighted that I finally know what the problem is and I can begin to treat it.
I am happy for you that you got a diagnosis. Living in pain without a diagnosis is very frustrating.

I hope that you settle with the CPAP. It's not the worst. Make sure you try all the mask, nasal pillows, just nose and full covering.

In my experience a second mask is a must because sometimes you mightn't tolerate your mask.

Can I ask do you live with neck pain?

The best of luck with the trial.
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I am happy for you that you got a diagnosis. Living in pain without a diagnosis is very frustrating.

I hope that you settle with the CPAP. It's not the worst. Make sure you try all the mask, nasal pillows, just nose and full covering.

In my experience a second mask is a must because sometimes you mightn't tolerate your mask.

Can I ask do you live with neck pain?

The best of luck with the trial.
Thanks very much for the tips and advice. I can start doing more research, now that I know.

No, I do not have any neck pain.
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Thanks very much for the tips and advice. I can start doing more research, now that I know.

No, I do not have any neck pain.
Thanks for replying. I don't know a lot about it but if there's anything I can help you with that I do know I will help.
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Thanks for replying. I don't know a lot about it but if there's anything I can help you with that I do know I will help.
Cheers for that, I don't know when I'll be going in for the trial yet, delays due to Covid.
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Hi all.

Have been using resmed airsense 10 since last Feb. Getting on quite well with it. I find I get on better without the humidifier. The only thing about it is I find the full face mask causes me some discomfort around the bridge of the nose and its not very comfortable sleeping on my side.

I'm considering getting the Nasal Pillows mask. The only thing is I'm a bit of a mouth breather. I've been trying to train myself to breathe exclusivity through the nose.

Does anyone else use a nasal pillows mask?
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Quick question, is Vincents the only place in Ireland to get treatment? I didn't get on with the consultant there at all (she had major issues with me buying a machine from the US rather than renting one) and would like to get some follow up as I have stopped using the cpap due to difficulties and feel i cannot go back.
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Im getting the gum shield fitted in a few weeks, anybody use it or have any tips?

I was diagnosed with severe SA a few years ago but in my recent test only had about 6 episodes per hour, Dr Purcell thinks maybe I’m fitter and lost weight which explains it. Anybody else ever get different diagnosis like this?
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Quick question, is Vincents the only place in Ireland to get treatment? I didn't get on with the consultant there at all (she had major issues with me buying a machine from the US rather than renting one) and would like to get some follow up as I have stopped using the cpap due to difficulties and feel i cannot go back.
I went to Galway Clinc.
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Quick question, is Vincents the only place in Ireland to get treatment? I didn't get on with the consultant there at all (she had major issues with me buying a machine from the US rather than renting one) and would like to get some follow up as I have stopped using the cpap due to difficulties and feel i cannot go back.
I went to the Beacon. I was actually seeing a different consultant for an unrelated issue and he suggested I might have sleep apnoea, and referred me to a colleague. I actually ended up having the sleep study, cpap trial, being sent to Resmed to get set up, and being on the cpap machine for 5 months before I ever saw the consultant...
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