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SleepyDave +0 points · 4 months ago Original Poster

I had my inspire device installed 2/4/2020 (easy surgery, quick recovery), and activated 3/4/2020. I've been ramping up my settings, and i know each of our settings are different, but i have rapidly increased from 1 to 7 in the first week. Sadly i have not seen any benefit, and if anything, i think i feel worse. I have been tolerating it at least - sleeping (well apnea sleeping) through the night.

I'm going to keep increasing to level 10, and pray it starts working. Then maybe ask them to increase my settings.

I'm interested in other people's experiences, if you'd like to share. Worried this will not work for me after all this time and effort to get the surgery. My insurance covered it fully, so at least i'm not paying for it financially.

Dave

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Sherry +0 points · 3 months ago Sleep Commentator

I am curious if your situation with your Inspire Device has improved? I have known about Inspire for sometime. I think it may be a good direction for my son but have been anxiously awaiting feedback.

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jceppos +0 points · about 2 months ago

I would think twice—no, make that three times—before implanting the Inspire device. I wish I had. Immediately after one was implanted in me last summer, most of my body shut down. I was in critical condition with acute pulmonary edema and many other serious problems. I was on a respirator for about a week and in the ICU for three weeks. After-effects continued for at least five months. I missed work for the entire second half of 2019. Implanting the Inspire device is not the minor out-patient procedure that the company suggests. Beware.

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Sherry +0 points · about 1 month ago Sleep Commentator

Ceppos, thank you for your feedback. I have been encouraging my son to hold off until it is more perfected or other treatments become available. I hate all of that happened to you. Anytime you go under anesthesia there is a risk.

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