Posted by Ted (184.108.40.206) on February 17, 2000 at 20:09:16:
In Reply to: I have an oxygen concentrator, takes oxygen posted by NickD on February 17, 2000 at 19:15:26:
If you are going to start using oxegyn, I seriously recomend that you DON'T use the concentrator. It takes 10-15 minutes for the air to purify the oxegyn to the levels an M-tank or E-tank will provide you with from the begining (These are the tanks that come equipped with the oxegyn already in it). What this all means is that you won't even start getting to suck-in the correct levels for that waiting time. And for many, if you don't catch it right away, it won't help much, if at all. I use a concentrator, like Nick, and it's been the luck-of-the-draw if it would abort or diminish the pain. On the other hand, when I had e-tanks, the success rate was MUCH better.
The last drawback to concentrators is that the flow-rate only goes up to 5 liters-per-minute and for most people, it needs to be a setting of 8-10 L p/m for any success. I have 2 and piggyback them. If you have insurance, or if not and you can actually foot the bill for a non-concentrator type of tank, than that's the way you should go, Carroll.
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