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Inogen Tidal Assist Ventilator

I've been trying the new Inogen Tidal Assist Generator. It seems very similar to the Breathe2000 ventilator.

It uses a normal size cannula but instead of prongs on the end, there are fat "nostril stuffers" they call nasal pillows (different than the nasal pillow masks for CPAP machines).

I've been using it during the day, I felt like it was making a big difference the first week I had it but now after a month, I'm not sure if the effect is wearing off or if I'm just getting used to it. One of my caregivers and also a friend I see every other week or so, both say I seem much better since I've been using it but I'm not sure.

Is anyone else using it?

  1. Hi , and thanks for your post.
    The Inogen Tidal Assist Ventilator, as you are no doubt aware, is a non-invasive ventilator system designed to help you, when needed, to provide a boost for your breathing. My thoughts are, even though you may not feel the difference after using it for a month, the fact that you noticed an improvement during the first week may be indicative that, as you suggested, you have become accustomed to the improvement. I also think this viewpoint is supported by your contacts (caregiver and friend), who say you seem much better to them, when they see you.
    Sometimes, the improvement is not always readily apparent to the patient who is using it, whereas for the folks who see you less often they can discern it when they see you week to week.
    That would be my 'impression' reading what you've shared here with the community.


    I am hopeful others who may be using similar therapy chime in here with their own personal experiences.

    Wishing you well,
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)


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