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kingbob
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Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
39739 posts

Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
Getting killed up here


Duke
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Gonzales, La
Member since Jan 2008
25150 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
How high is the elevation. My trips to the mountains have me stay about 10,000 ft, so I've delt with this a time or two.

Drink water. It's dry as hell up in the mountains. Staying hydrated is important.

Take some advil to address headaches.

Spend a solid day just laying around. Your body is about to rock out making red blood cells, give it some time to do it's thing.

It'll slowly improve.

ETA: be prepared to fart a lot. And not be able to poo.
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Dodd
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Member since Oct 2003
19981 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
Don’t brink alcohol is what I’ve been told. May be too late if you did and didn’t prep with hydration before the trip.


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cassopher
LSU Fan
lake charles
Member since Jan 2010
383 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
I usually get a prescription for diomox which works great. Advil for your headaches and if you are having trouble sleeping at night most stores sell cans of oxygen so check into that.


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
39739 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
Around 9k feet. I’m drinking as much water as I can. No trouble pooping so far. Definitely farting. I already had to pay to use the oxygen machine. I bought a big can of oxygen for just in case.
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Duke
USA Fan
Gonzales, La
Member since Jan 2008
25150 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
Boyle's law in action on the gas front.

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I already had to pay to use the oxygen machine.



I'd avoid doing that and let your body adjust if you can. The first 24 kind of suck, especially if you came up quickly, but the body will adjust. Obviously if you have more severe symptoms developing, go ahead and do it again.


kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
39739 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
I almost passed out at lunch, so I’d say it was warranted. I also fainted during the car ride up.


Duke
USA Fan
Gonzales, La
Member since Jan 2008
25150 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
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I almost passed out at lunch, so I’d say it was warranted. I also fainted during the car ride up.


Oh yeah, absolutely do it if you're getting it that bad. You've got to be pretty up there I'd assume.

Let the wife know she should wake you if it sounds like you're not breathing well while you sleep. I've never had those problems and still kind of "double clutch" my breaths at night.


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dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
14506 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
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And not be able to poo.


i have the opposite reaction to high altitude

its like the pressure is pushing out. lol


Duke
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Gonzales, La
Member since Jan 2008
25150 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
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i have the opposite reaction to high altitude


I actually do too. Everyone else I know has the opposite.


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Teddy Ruxpin
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Austin, TX
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re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
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Around 9k feet.


Wow, you are genetically unfortunate or something, because you're supposed to be fine under 10k, except for the shortness of breath if you exert yourself.

As far as I know the medicine is your best bet but you're too late for that. Now it is water and about 3-5 days to acclimate.


montana
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Bozeman, MT
Member since Dec 2008
650 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
Vagasil


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Rockbrc
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Attic
Member since Nov 2015
4066 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
Viagra


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Tigris
Montana Fan
Walmart Parking Lot
Member since Jul 2005
8654 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
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I almost passed out at lunch


Don't eat big meals. The body uses oxygen for digestion; ultimately it can reach a point where the body gives up on digestion and ejects the food from the stomach.

The body adjusts over time, after 3 days you shouldn't have much trouble at all. But passing out on the car ride up is a pretty extreme reaction for an elevation below 10,000 feet.


dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
14506 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
What's odd is I get sea sick and sick on roller coasters every time but I've never gotten altitude sickness and I've been to Colorado a ton of times


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Crow Pie
New Orleans Saints Fan
Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria
Member since Feb 2010
16045 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
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I almost passed out at lunch, so I’d say it was warranted. I also fainted during the car ride up.
I was in Snowmass once year ans took the lift to the highest spot, skied off to the side and passed out on the slopes!! Had to have the ski patrol bring me down!


HollyWoodCole
CA
Member since Nov 2017
154 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
Use a humidifier in the room you are sleeping in.


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Duke
USA Fan
Gonzales, La
Member since Jan 2008
25150 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
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I was in Snowmass once year ans took the lift to the highest spot, skied off to the side and passed out on the slopes!! Had to have the ski patrol bring me down!


That's just 12k, pussy.

12000 is about the line it becomes an issue for most people and most of the time it takes prolonged time at that altitude.


BCMCubs
Chicago Cubs Fan
Colorado
Member since Nov 2011
17526 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
I tell my fam everytime they come out to drink a shitload of water. Everytime.

Without fail, every single time they come out here they dont drink water, and the first day or so they are miserable.


BlackCoffeeKid
LSU Fan
Thibodaux/Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2016
1951 posts

re: Any tips for dealing with altitude sickness?
Made the mistake of skiing, drinking, and sitting in a steam room.
Thought I was going to die for a bit.


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