anyone used a portable oxygen concentrator was is good and hat is the best one.
Dealers like 1stClassMedical and Directhomemedical.... are they trustworthy and do they provide decent service? Inogen seems to be the only one that directly sells to consumers...
I have the portable tanks (small) that I carry over the shoulder when I leave the house. Also, the big Concentrator with enough tubing to walk through my whole house. Sometimes it's quite funny when I get the tubing caught on something and almost pull my ears off. LOL I'm sure others have done that. I would like to travel, but the portable concentrators are very expensive to purchase and they would take my tanks away if I went with the portable in order for… read more
I'd hate to have to lug that with us. I don't qualify for portable oxygen and have read that the portable ones shouldn't be used at night time anyway. What do others do in this situation. Have you purchased your own portable and, if so, can you recommend any. My doctor just gave me an Advertisement for, I believe, Imogen and was not of much help in what to do. I think she really doesn't think I should travel.… read more
I'm on pulse flow oxygen and I want to be able to move around and lead an active lifestyle. I wanted to know how fellow COPD patients felt about the devices on the market today. A lot of biases in articles and reviews I read. Not sure who to trust these days.
I've read up and in my state my insurance will pay for only 1 device portable or in home and I have to sign a 5 year contract with them that's all fine and dandy but I want portable I don't need one in home just while out and about at times..... What's best the one that you have to buy the oxygen tanks for or the one that purifies the air and delivers to u ???
Just got a portable oxygen apparatus. Works fine. Awfully heavy if I carry the back up battery. My question is how to properly store the tubing when in use. I wrap it around (loosely) and it seems to always pinch the connecting tube to the machine itself. Another thing is that it's supposed to last 3.5 hrs. but it actually is less then 2.5 hrs. with a full battery charge.
Any ideas? Tricks?
This just began 3 days ago. Not doing anything different,
I use an inogen one that I pull behind me. It is very heavy to lift into and out of cars and the battery doesn't last long at all.
I want to know the difference (pros cons) for each of these devices before committing to one. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks