Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Canuck Joe

Sleep Disorder Specialist or Clinic

Recommended Posts

Canuck Joe

My sleep apnea is really becoming a problem, its developed into a phobia where I feel like I can't breath, like being waterboarded. Ativan has taken care of the fear off falling asleep but I can't get any prompt treatment here in Canada since I was out of country more than 6 months and my health insurance has expired.

 

So I was really happy to find out there is a state of the art sleep clinic right in Cebu.

http://www.chonghua.com.ph/index.php/services/sleep_disorder.html

 

only 26,000 php for testing, diagnoses, treatment and follow up....

can't wait to get home, my own country is treating me worse than a boat person

Edited by Canuck Joe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Headshot

Since Skyman started a topic on house painters, it reminded me that I wanted to start topics on many subjects for services that that are often passed on word-of-mouth. In other words, if you don't have contacts, you don't find the person or company that provides the service. I will start these threads on as many types of services as I can. Note: I consider any specialty as a service, so you will see painters, plumbers, carpenters, masons, electricians, lawyers, medical specialties, dental specialties, diesel mechanics, gasoline engine mechanics, LPG engine mechanics and conversion, brake repair, auto body and paint, auto electric systems, etc. Also, if you think of other specialties that I miss, let me know, and I will add a topic. I will pin all of these topics, so they stick around over time.

 

So...if you know of a SLEEP DISORDER SPECIALIST OR CLINIC that you would recommend, please put the doctor or clinic's name, whatever contact information you have, where they are located (town or city and address of his office), what hospitals they are affiliated and why you would recommend this doctor or clinic over others. Also, if you know details (like other specialties, years in practice, patient interactions), I'm sure that would be helpful to a lot of other members.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Headshot

In the future, I would appreciate a heads up if you want to post information on a different specialty than we have in the list. Just PM me, I will start a new topic, and you can post away. That way, all of these threads will have the same format. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MaKe

I knew about the sleep disorder clinic at Chonghua and had a referral there, but waited until I we the US  in June.  I'd gotten a CPAP unit in 2002, but it seemed to be contaminated as I got severe congestion whenever I used it. The folks I talked to at the sleep institute in Seattle, told me to put the old one in the trash and gave me a new unit. 
 

It works like a champ and best of all Medicare paid for all of it. 

On ‎5‎/‎24‎/‎2013 at 10:14 PM, Canuck Joe said:

only 26,000 php for testing, diagnoses, treatment and follow up....

What was the cost of the CPAP machine or didn't you get one?  If they supplied one, what brand is it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
the.lone.gunman
On 5/24/2013 at 7:14 AM, Canuck Joe said:

My sleep apnea is really becoming a problem, its developed into a phobia where I feel like I can't breath, like being waterboarded. Ativan has taken care of the fear off falling asleep but I can't get any prompt treatment here in Canada since I was out of country more than 6 months and my health insurance has expired.

 

So I was really happy to find out there is a state of the art sleep clinic right in Cebu.

http://www.chonghua.com.ph/index.php/services/sleep_disorder.html

 

only 26,000 php for testing, diagnoses, treatment and follow up....

can't wait to get home, my own country is treating me worse than a boat person

I dont know what province u are from but in BC  u get reinstated in 30 days. I limit my travel to under six months so that i stay constantly covered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RogerDat

I have used these for years, ordered on internet. Walgreen's also carries them.

If inside the Philippines, U Need a FDA permit.819Z2a6yrpL._SL1500_.thumb.jpg.e7d2b4ffd65fad380e9f4780db813546.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
spydoo
6 minutes ago, RogerDat said:

I have used these for years, ordered on internet. ..

1

I just ordered some at your suggestion. I have bad sleep apnea but haven't done anything about it until now. Are they enough on their own?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RogerDat

So far they work well. My problem is nostrils that are restricting the air flow.

They are a favorite food for mice, and so keep them in a mouse proof box, and out of florescent light when not in use.

may I ask who did you order them from, country?

 

Edited by RogerDat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
spydoo
12 hours ago, RogerDat said:

So far they work well. My problem is nostrils that are restricting the air flow.

They are a favorite food for mice, and so keep them in a mouse proof box, and out of florescent light when not in use.

may I ask who did you order them from, country?

 

I searched ebay.com.au (ebay Australia) and picked from one of 20 retailers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
goggleye
13 hours ago, spydoo said:

I just ordered some at your suggestion. I have bad sleep apnea but haven't done anything about it until now. Are they enough on their own?

I have had a cpap machine for treating sleep apnea for about 15 years.  If you have sleep apnea , dig up the money for a sleep test.  I recall how sleepy and how I felt like shit so much.  I always feel much better now.  You shorten your life and cut the quality of your life if you don't treat your condition.   

I spent the last week with my son traveling and camping around the north side of Lake Superior and I slept in the truck upright with the seat slightly reclined and found I felt ok without my cpap running at night.  Must be the position so my mouth lining doesnt sag down and block my breathing. So if you have a reclining chair you might try sleeping there.

Edited by goggleye
misspelling
  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RogerDat

Let me know if E bay gets them to you without an intercept from FDA please. they are a medical device here, which is BS, but what can you do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
easy44
27 minutes ago, RogerDat said:

Let me know if E bay gets them to you without an intercept from FDA please. they are a medical device here, which is BS, but what can you do?

Are you kidding?  Anyone can walk into a drugstore and buy almost any prescription drug over the counter and you think they will be on the lookout for a gadget that holds your nostrils open while you sleep?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RogerDat

Yes I do as they sequestered my shipment from the US until I got FDA approval, and paid P6000 for import tax.

The things are shipped with a customs form with the description "medical devise" as to content. Stay away from DHL shipping.

Edited by RogerDat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
easy44

How much do those things cost?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RogerDat

$7.99, or 2 for $14 as I remember. I ordered 14.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..