I’m in the process of getting a BIPAP and some of the warning I’ve seen are that it can decrease your lung function, but those warnings don’t say how or why. HAs anyone experienced this? What signs did you get that this was happening, and how long did it take to make itself evident to you? I have a-1 antitrypsin deficiency which is apparently very rare (though they basically never test for it so how would they know lol) and no one seems to know how it’ll impact me. They’re like, maybe the machine will help you, mayyybe it’ll make things worse. Let’s find out!

If the machine does end up doing more harm than good, is it permanent?

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