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LenV

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Personal Humidifiers??
« on: September 05, 2006, 07:26:33 PM »
Do any of you have experience with the personal humidifiers?  I know Chloe (I think it was her) mentioned several times to use a personal humidifier on the nightstand even in the summer.  I'm trying to plan my trip to Mayo and I know that Dec in a cold area and motel/hotel room will require a humidifer.  We are going to be cramped for space due to needing a bed in the car so I can't take the ones I usually use.(2 in the bedroom and an apt. sized one in the rest of the house). 

I've searched for them but I don't know which ones are likely to give good service.  So I need a little help.  I'd hate to get there and the thing would run out of water in the night.
Billye

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Re: Personal Humidifiers??
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2006, 07:42:37 PM »
Billye,
I have a Medisana Cool Mist humidifier and it will run for almost 9 hrs. without a refill.  The only drawback is that you are suppose to use filtered water in it.  Fortunately we had a full service filter system installed a couple years back.  It isn't much bigger than a toaster, if that big.  I purchased it at WalMart for $39.95.  It has a night light on it also.  I wouldn't part with mine for all the money in China.  I love it. 

I hope you find one that you can use also.  Let me know if you find one.

Hugs, Pooh

Good Luck at Mayo, it's about time you got your share of it. 

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2006, 09:50:30 PM »
Hi Billye,

I also bought my personal humidifier at WalMart but don't remember the brand. I use it only during the winter and it runs all night with no problem. It uses tap water and you can turn the spout in whatever direction you choose. It makes a big difference because even here we have to have the heat on at night in the winter. The humidity is so high here the rest of the year. I wish we still had the thread from the old boards that had a long list of recommendations about these. I think most of these humidifiers are pretty good, you just need to read the box for how long it will run, what kind of water it uses, filters etc. How long it lasts will also depend somewhat on what speed you have it on.

I think it's pretty smart the way you are trying to get everything sorted out ahead of time. You will have enough to deal with when the time comes without trying to figure everything out then. We're all hoping this trip make will make the big difference in your health that you need.

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006, 01:05:09 AM »
Thanks so much.  I thought I had posted about getting an appointment.  Mayo refused me at first.  But when I told a close friend who lives in NY and is also a physician about it, she was not happy.  She instead refused to accept their answer, so she wrote a letter to the head of the neurology dept.  And in that letter she told him what she thought was wrong, what tests they had that would help me, etc. and that without help, in her professional opinion I would be dead in a year's time.  She then challenged him professionally telling him that she was used to cutting edge physcians in NY and she didn't see how he could not at least do as much as they would.  Well he apparently felt he had to do at least that much and told her " with an appeal like that, how can I refuse?"  So I'm going.  I got my paperwork to fill out from them and telling me my appointment is Dec. 4th.  Then she followed up by forwarding a copy of his answer to the head of Rheumatology also.  And he said he would talk to the doctor in neurology and he would see me too.

So it looks like I'm going.  Do you know what kind of humidier Chloe has?

Billye

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Re: Personal Humidifiers??
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006, 06:14:04 AM »
I have been diagnosed with both Sjogren's and Fibromyalgia.  I have read that high humidity causes more body aches and pains with Fibro and this definitely seems to be the case for me.  I also am more congested when the humidity is higher.  Anyone out there with the same issues?  I am not sure which I want to fight more, the dryness or the pain!  The humidity now is 92% out and I hurt all over!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006, 06:17:48 AM »
Billye,

I also use the same humidifier Pooh has....I love it too.  It's small and easily packable.  I think I bought mine at Walgreen's.

So glad you're going to Mayo...I wish you all the best there and hopefully they'll sort everything out.   :)

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2006, 07:35:46 AM »
Hi Y'all,

I found this website featuring the Medisana humidifier that I think "pooh" recommended:  http://www.comforthouse.com/humidifier.html.   I have a different one -- it's by KAZ and I bought it on Drugstore.com --  but I think I may give this Medisana one a try.   

Best wishes...
Jann

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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2006, 08:08:40 AM »
Hi Jannz,
That is the humidifier I use but I didn't get the clock/timer one.  But it is really great, and like I said, I wouldn't part with it for anything.  Well, maybe a cure for SJS. 

Take care, and thanks for the link to Comfort Zone. 

Hugs, Pooh

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2006, 08:51:06 AM »
What do these humidifiers help for exactly?

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2006, 11:57:32 AM »
Hi Loopy,

We have terribly high humidity here also and it does make my pain worse. This is why I only use my humidifier during the winter months. When the heat is on, I need it to add some moisture to my area of the bedroom and I only use it at night. The heat and humidity here really makes this Fibro act up and get very painful. But, I think I handle the winters a little better here than I would if I were still in Michigan.

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2006, 11:58:27 AM »
Billye,

I hope to talk to Chloe this week and will ask what kind she has.

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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2006, 12:00:27 PM »
Hi Bulgarian,

Personal humifiers are small and add moisture to the area. They can help the dryness in your eyes and mouth and in some cases make the air a little easier to breathe when it is too dry.

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« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2006, 09:34:45 PM »
Billye,
I have to correct that statement about the filtered water.  My hubby says "I said for you to use the filtered water, the humidifier will stay cleaner longer".  So "No" you don't need filtered water in the Medisana.  That's what I get for not reading the instructions myself.   :-[  Sorry.

Hugs, Pooh

It's still a great little machine.

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2006, 10:03:28 PM »
My husband found one on yahoo and he ordered it today.  That will give us time to try it out.  We also bought a magnifiying mirror for me today.  I have to have a 7X in order to see and they are hard to find.  There are plenty of the 1X and 3X and a few of the 5X, but the 7 was hard to get.  We finally went to a Sally's to get one.  I have a lighted one that I use daily and coun't imagine traveling without one.

Thanks for all the help with the humidifier.

So I'm getting things ready.
Billye

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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2006, 02:39:28 PM »
Hi Billye,

I talked to Chloe today and she has to use a c-pap now so doesn't use a humidifier. Before the c-pap, she was using a vaporizer. It was a cool mist vaporizer by Hanks Craft with a night light. She bought it at Walgreens. I hope you like the one you ordered. I think these little humidifiers are great at night. That is when I seem to need mine the most. I have it put away for the summer but will have to get it back out once it turns colder and the heat comes on.

It looks like you will be well prepared for the trip. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

Take care,
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