After 5 days of suffering through sleepness nights broken up by bouts of coughing, I finally broke my cheap ass down and went to Kmart (YUCK, but hey, it's cheap!) and bought a humidifier. I was so excited to plug it in, pour in some of the menthol liquid, and enjoy the moisturized sensation in my throat and lungs, and perhaps finally sleep through the night.
But NOOOOO, the damn thing is defective. I HATE YOU KMART!!!