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Altitiude sickness: Medicine

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Unread 10-15-2012, 06:08 PM
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Re: Altitiude sickness: Medicine

Check out oxygen for energy .com basically canned oxygen. Not sure how much it will help for sure,but I purchased some nd brought it with me. Everyone agreed it worked. Every time you get short of breath just use it. Worth a try. Ps also really helps with hangovers.
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Unread 10-15-2012, 09:28 PM
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If I get to go to Colorado this year I had planned on buying a can-o-air to use. They sell the small tanks at Walmart.
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Unread 10-29-2012, 08:19 PM
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Canned air?

It remindes me of Space Balls and the scene where the president has a drawer full of air cans.

Gotta laugh. And yes, I realize climbers have been using oxygen tanks for decades.
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Unread 10-30-2012, 08:39 PM
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Thanks everyone leaving in the morning, i talked to my doctor and she didnt care for the side effects so didnt prescibe to me. Ill take it easy and drink plenty of water. Let you now in 10-12 days how it went.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 09:25 PM
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Mike, hope your hunt went well. I also have had trouble with altitude sickness. I am a Colorado native, but live at about 4000 ft. I hunt elk at 8000 to 10000 ft. I also use Diamox, and consider it a life saver. Previous to using it, I would spend the first day and a half with an absolute horrible headache, and dry heaves. This medication has worked wonders for me. The key is to drink as much water as possible while at elevation. I have also experienced the tingling in my finger tips. It also make carbonated drinks taste so bad, I don't even know how to describe it.

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Unread 11-05-2012, 01:41 AM
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Water is the key. I usually carry almost 2 gallons for a day at 9000 feet. Drink a lot before you leave in the morning and always throughout the day.....even if you don't feel thirsty.....but you probably will.
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Unread 11-05-2012, 05:57 AM
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i had a friend that would come from Alabama to hunt elk and he suffered pretty badly the first few days. Someone told him to take rolaids and it did seem to help. not sure of the reason but he swore by them. it would be wortha try.AJ
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