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Old 10-12-2013
 

I was looking at some videos of the drionic and I'm a bit confused as how it works, I see two chambers , one higher than the other, when the guy in the video submerged his hands on the chambers, it seems that the fingers are only lightly touching the water pad and are not submerged in water and the middle section of the hand is touching the plastic in between the two chambers, is this intended? also, is this device powered with batteries cause I don't really want it powered by AC adapters. If its powered by batteries how long will they last?

$200US is a big investment for me and I dont really want to buy it and then get no results, although drionic.com said I get a full refund after 3 weeks with no success
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Old 10-12-2013
 

The Drionic uses proprietary batteries that are costly. Adapting the Drionic to use standard 9volt batteries can be easily accomplished.

There are so many better options to go with other than Drionic for under $200. Unfortunately for you is that most options require the use of a power supply or the need to be plugged into a wall socket.

Used Drionics can often be found on Ebay like the one listed below:

Drionic Hand and Foot Device | eBay
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Old 10-13-2013
 

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The Drionic uses proprietary batteries that are costly. Adapting the Drionic to use standard 9volt batteries can be easily accomplished.
Yep. Maybe 20 bucks at Radio Shack on 9V adapters, followed by 30 minutes of wiring when you get home. I even drilled little holes in the side of mine, then mounted little jacks so that I could simply plug the 1/8" adapter tip right into the Drionic unit. Looks like it shipped from the factory that way. I have zero experience with electronics, so if I could manage it, anyone can.
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Old 10-13-2013
 

I've adapted mine to use rechargeable 9volt batteries. Having moved on to a more comfortable unit my Drionic sits in a box since it was last used years ago.
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Old 10-13-2013
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I've tried a prescription antiperspirant (can't remember the name) which cause my hands including the back to become painstakingly dry so I couldn't do that anymore. I tried the homemade ionto treatment, it worked to a degree but my hands still were a bit clammy and the process of sitting there for 20 minutes while my hands felt a tingling shock was very off putting.

I also tried a type of tea I ordered that significantly helped but once I ran out i went immediately back to sweating. Just today I ordered odaban so we'll see how that goes.

As far as surgery is concerned I'm not willing to go that far, I've already had one surgery ruin my life which is enough for me. Right now the way I deal with it is when people shake or touch my hands I just tell them I have a sweating disease or problem with it and that's about it.

As far as anxiety and stress go along with social and love lifes... it's quite depressing, I've still managed to hook up with a few girls but finding someone to date for a long time is rough, I'm hoping to one day find a nice gal with HH or that doesn't care that I have it.

But the way I deal with it right now is severe alcoholism, self destruction, and depression so yeah, I wouldn't wish HH on my worst enemy.
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Old 10-18-2013
 

So are you guys telling me that everytime my drionic is out of bateries I need to buy specially designed batteries from drionic and have them shipped again? or are these batteries rechargable and how do you recharge them. seriously considering buying the drionic
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Old 10-18-2013
 

To @wetpalmed:

Hey there man, I also ordered the tea thing you described I think from steppings herbal online. needless to say, it did absolutely nothing for me and I drank the entire 1 month worth package of it. It was a very sad day realizing this miracle tea did nothing for me at least.

Surgery wise, i think most people in this forum know that its really a gamble with ETS and I will probably never do it even though i'm miserable with this condition, I dont think ETS is the solution.

As far as love life goes, im in a similar situation as you but worse, the few chances i get I just shut them down like the idiot I am... lol..., I agree with you on finding a girl with HH as well, I think it'll be so much easier to have your special other understand your condition to the fullest. I wish someday I could find someone like that. Having said that, I dont think i could bring upon kids that will have a high chance of inheriting HH (the percentages must be like sky high if both parents have HH). I dont think I have the guts to do that, it would break my heart seeing them grow start the whole process of HH from childhood.

The stories you describe are not far from mine, have you tried mary jane? for me it calms me down and I sweat less because im less anxious. I still sweat a lot but it still helps.

I really hope science can find a permanent solution to us and is greatly needed. 3% world population have it? thats a lot of people. treatment like the MIRADRY thing seems to have nice promises.
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Old 10-18-2013
 

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So are you guys telling me that everytime my drionic is out of bateries I need to buy specially designed batteries from drionic and have them shipped again? or are these batteries rechargable and how do you recharge them. seriously considering buying the drionic
Yes, Drionic batteries are not rechargeable. You will need to purchase new batteries every time they run out. Standard 9volt batteries can be used if you bend the pins carefully inside the Drionic or easily modify by using a standard 9volt battery plug from Radio Shack and just attach both the red and black wire to where the red and black wires are on the Drionic.
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Old 10-18-2013
 

how long do the batteries last?
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Old 10-18-2013
 

Since they are basically the same as 9volt batteries, just shaped a little differently, I'd say they would last maybe 2 treatments, maybe 3 at an hour a treatment? When I originally purchased my Drionic used, the batteries were dead, so I purchased rechargeable 9volt batteries. I tried it out a couple of years ago adapting 2 trays to one of the units to make it more like a regular ionto machine. I recharged the batteries after every use. I only ran this experiment for a week or 2 until my Galvanic unit arrived.
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Old 10-18-2013
 

My advice would be to not buy a device that doesn't support rechargeable batteries out of the box. There are plenty that do, even if you have to import one from europe, and it'd be well worth it in the long run.

Or better yet, get one that plugs into the mains. I wish I had done so
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Old 08-25-2016
 

Well, facial hyperhdrosis is a tough one. On one hand, you don't want to always have to put product all over you face and on the other, it's quite embarrassing to sweat when people can tell that you are anxious or nervous. I used Certain Dri prescription strength for my HH that was in my armpits and it seem to help me a lot. Everyone body is different, that's why their are different levels of products out there, you just need to find the one that fits you best. I hope you have found relief and I wish you the best.
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Old 09-10-2016
 

I deal with it very badly, to be honest.

I've been using iontophoresis since 2005 (11 years). Before this my sweating was severe and life changing. Now it is better, but I am chained to this device and have to use it multiple times a week. It is no way to live.

I will be honest here, there are times in the past when I considered ending my life as this condition has robbed me of many things including employment and relationships. It ruined my life. I always had a complex about my hands and that was made worse in high school when people would touch them and recoil in horror (I always did a good job of hiding it but sometimes it was impossible). It has totally ruined my life.

I wasted 10 years going to doctors and hospitals... botox, glycopyrrolate tablets and creams, glycopyrrolate solutions for iontophoresis, roll ons etc etc.

I'm literally begging for miradry to become available soon. Destroying the sweat glands is the only solution for people like me. As soon as it is there I will hand my cash over and get it done with.

I will never get the time back and that is what kills me inside...
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I deal with it very badly, to be honest.

I've been using iontophoresis since 2005 (11 years). Before this my sweating was severe and life changing. Now it is better, but I am chained to this device and have to use it multiple times a week. It is no way to live.

I will be honest here, there are times in the past when I considered ending my life as this condition has robbed me of many things including employment and relationships. It ruined my life. I always had a complex about my hands and that was made worse in high school when people would touch them and recoil in horror (I always did a good job of hiding it but sometimes it was impossible). It has totally ruined my life.

I wasted 10 years going to doctors and hospitals... botox, glycopyrrolate tablets and creams, glycopyrrolate solutions for iontophoresis, roll ons etc etc.

I'm literally begging for miradry to become available soon. Destroying the sweat glands is the only solution for people like me. As soon as it is there I will hand my cash over and get it done with.

I will never get the time back and that is what kills me inside...
I've been doing ionto since 2005 also. Within the past couple of years I started taking anxiety meds, which also can help with the sweating.
I have chronic Fibromyalgia, lost my business and at times the pain is unbearable. Ionto works most of the time for my hands. If minds get to the point whereI can't shake someone else's hand I'll tell them so.
WE all handle things differently. Hand sweating is no longer my primary concern. Despite everything I still have managed to be social at times and form romantic relationships.
We can just move forward, dwelling on the past serves only harm.
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Old 09-12-2016
 

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I've been doing ionto since 2005 also. Within the past couple of years I started taking anxiety meds, which also can help with the sweating.
I have chronic Fibromyalgia, lost my business and at times the pain is unbearable. Ionto works most of the time for my hands. If minds get to the point whereI can't shake someone else's hand I'll tell them so.
WE all handle things differently. Hand sweating is no longer my primary concern. Despite everything I still have managed to be social at times and form romantic relationships.
We can just move forward, dwelling on the past serves only harm.
Well, it's true we handle things differently but my sweating was the dripping type. An unavoidable obsticle in my life and also painful when my hands were swollen and cold. I haven't played my guitar since high school because it's like nails on a chalkboard. It took a lot of joy out of my life and made me an anxious mess. Hopefully this will all be a thing of the past in six months time and I'll let all hand and foot suffers know where to get the treatment.
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Old 09-12-2016
 

In my youth my hands were pretty wet, just shy of dripping. I sympathize with your pain. I couldn't do a lot with my life career wise because of it.
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Old 09-18-2016
 

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In my youth my hands were pretty wet, just shy of dripping. I sympathize with your pain. I couldn't do a lot with my life career wise because of it.
How did it effect your career?

It has mainly had an effect on my personal life more than anything. I'm big enough now to stand up and say I have HH, but it still makes life very uncomfortable.
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Old 09-19-2016
 

I couldn't work in a profession where sweaty hands would be an issue, such a being an architect, electrition etc. Things that really interested me in my youth. I ended up being self-employed and in the end it all worked out. When my hands go into sweating fits I just deal with it, yet not happily. I do the best I can do. In my personal life I no longer have a problem explaining my HH issue if it's acting up.
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Old 09-25-2016
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hi.i am now 60.it has not gone away.facial hh.only ever told my son a bit but i dont thin he understand what i was on about.pro-banthine gets me through things
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Old 09-25-2016
 

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I deal with it very badly, to be honest.

I've been using iontophoresis since 2005 (11 years). Before this my sweating was severe and life changing. Now it is better, but I am chained to this device and have to use it multiple times a week. It is no way to live.

I will be honest here, there are times in the past when I considered ending my life as this condition has robbed me of many things including employment and relationships. It ruined my life. I always had a complex about my hands and that was made worse in high school when people would touch them and recoil in horror (I always did a good job of hiding it but sometimes it was impossible). It has totally ruined my life.

I wasted 10 years going to doctors and hospitals... botox, glycopyrrolate tablets and creams, glycopyrrolate solutions for iontophoresis, roll ons etc etc.

I'm literally begging for miradry to become available soon. Destroying the sweat glands is the only solution for people like me. As soon as it is there I will hand my cash over and get it done with.

I will never get the time back and that is what kills me inside...
I know your pain mate. It ruin my life as well - it changed me so badly. So much lost. I am so often crying nowdays when i see normal people how they live normal life. How to handle it where there is no hope for better tomorrow?
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