I had the sleep study in December and had to wait a month for the titration study and now I have to wait another month for the machine? I'm so frustrated. I just want to feel better and all of these doctors are taking forever. Any way to speed up the process?
I was lucky that my sleep study was the Wednesday and I was on CPAP by the Thursday. The NHS in the UK can be fabulous
Mine was quick as well
Are you UK based?
Gotta love our NHS
Have to keep it going
kasha I'm jealous. I'm in the US. this has been a 2 month process for me. I don't understand how a cardiology office makes people wait this long knowing it affects their heart.
In Canada I had my dx, loaner machine that night, and my own machine 2 weeks later
3 weeks because I pushed the DME company
Barry it seems I should be living in another country lol. This is crazy that it's taking so long here
Here in BC Canada, I had my sleep study in July, consult in Aug, titration sleep study in Sept, consult in November, and got my machine in December. (the doc is a very busy guy, or he works part time)
I could have gotten mine the next day but because of my schedule, I waited until I could go after work.
It depends on insurance and doctors offices.
What is a titration study ?
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They basically find the right air pressure and mask for your cpap before they order it for you.
I didn’t have one, just an in home sleep study and then my sleep physician wrote a script based on my results
How do they know how much air pressure you need if they don't test the equipment or masks on you?
The specialist set the air pressure based on my sleep study .... maybe it’s different here.
ileana they can give you a auto pap that will adjust itself breath to breath
CPAP titration study is when you have a sleep study done and the tech will adjust the CPAP remotely to find the perfect pressure that’s stops the apneas.
I got the first sleep study on 30 October results 3 weeks later, titration study 2nd December results 11th january...machine 17th January took longer because they were closed over Christmas
After your study a tech has to score it. That takes about 3-4 days then they send the report to the sleep doctor and he will take about a week to go over it and dictate a report. Then you have to have a face to face appt with your doctor to go over it. After that the CPAP order is sent to the DME company and they have to get approval from the insurance then they call and finally you get a CPAP ... well at least this is how’s it’s done in California.
Reading other people's experiences makes me feel blessed how quickly the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne got me turned around