Hi Luella, actually I DO inhale the diffuser directly in my lungs. I put the stream on high, hold the diffuser in my hands and inhale the stream just as itís leaving the diffuser. In terms of the amount that is inhaled directly itís pretty much the same as using the nebulizer. But itís quiet and can hold more CS.
Often whe Iím just getting sick Iíll leave CS in the diffuser going all night (without anything added). It can give intense dreams and more pronounced symptoms at night but usually Iím fine the next day. This time I was doing this in addition to the direct inhaling several times a day and maybe ended up exposing the lungs to too much moisture. Thatís also a possibility. Thanks again for your help!