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Old 10-22-2007

Hi, I know this has been asked plenty of times before and I've done searches and read a bunch of the topics, but would anyone be able to recommend a machine?

Seems like the Fischer and the Idromed machines seem to be the best ones? Guess it comes down to those two. (Or was the Idrostar just as good?)

I'm in the US myself and just left a message with my physician about getting a letter from her to see if my insurance will cover some of the costs (I have coverage with Optimum Choice which is part of United Health Care).

I'm 24 now myself and have been dealing with palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis since for as long as I can remember (since Elementary school) and it's only seemed to have gotten worse over time and I've considered ETS but I'm sure we all know the possible outcomes of ETS.

I've tried Drysol which worked for a lil bit but then stopped working altogether. I'd prefer to stay away from pharmaceutical meds. Other than that I hear there's Botox which is quite painful, is fairly expensive, and lasts for about 3 months at a time so I'm not sure I can afford to keep paying for it.

Sucks, so it's about time to do something about it. I mean, doesn't help relationship-wise when you can't even hold the hand of the girl you're talking to...

Any and all help and advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2007
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When I was on the Drionic it worked well. The machine is a little over $100, but does just as good as job as the more expensive machines, this is at least a nice machine to start out. with. Also you can modify it to run on 9v batteries or use a wall charger, search google for drionic mods.
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Old 10-25-2007

I see, well from a lot of the posts I've read here it seems like the lots of the people aren't too fond of the Drionic, and since I figure if my insurance will cover a good chunk or most of the cost I might as well look into the Fischer or Idromed.

I've just gotta schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist soon.

And if worst comes to worst and it doesn't work for me I can at least sell it to someone here, who doesn't have insurance, at the cost I paid for it or even a bit less since it'd be a used unit.

But I'm honestly hoping it will work for me of course. :P
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Old 11-02-2007

Got my appointment coming up next Friday with a doctor that was listed on the site as attending the International Hyperhidrosis Society educational events so hopefully he'll be willing to give me a prescription and help me get it covered by my insurance company.

Apparently people develope red lines on their arms or legs where the water line is when using iontophoresis?

Is it possible to prevent this from happening? Such as by putting vaseline around your wrist or ankle where the water line would be similar to how it helps when you put it on cuts?

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Old 11-03-2007
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yes you do get the red lines but they aren't really a big deal as they disappear in an hour or so
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