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Stanford study: Ibuprofen reduces altitude sickness

Original post made on Mar 20, 2012

"A really nasty hangover" is how Stanford's Dr. Grant Lipman describes the feeling of acute mountain sickness, also called altitude sickness -- symptoms can include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and poor appetite.

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Posted by dehydration
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 20, 2012 at 10:02 am

The biggest problem that tourists have with high altitude is dehydration. You should drink 2 or 3 times your normal water intake for at least the first couple of days above 12,000 feet. I wouldn't start taking drugs unless you've had medical problems in the past.

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Posted by Choice
a resident of another community
on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:11 am

Rolaids A very nice lady gave my sick husband a couple of Rolaids on a high elevation trip and in a few hours he was better and able to drive himself and our two young sons back home again.
He keeps Rolaids along on trips now because they may have saved his life.

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Posted by rem
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

rem is a registered user.

I AGREE with "dehydration" 100 percent. WATER - WATER - WATER.

I have picked people up at the Colorado Springs Colorado Airport and the first thing I do after the hugging is give them a bottle of WATER.

I have taken people to the top of PIKES PEAK and I give them a litter of water and tell them to "kill it off" BEFORE we get to the top (14,500 ft)

Of course I have an Uncle who when I give him water will say "No, I'm a coffee drinking" and will complain of a headache the whole first few days he is here... That is until his wife makes his drink a bottle or two every day!!!!

Oh by the way water is cheap tooo..

I have a suggest - Don''t knock the water recommendation UNITL YOU TRY IT......

Oh by the way - 2 litters a day will keep kidney stones away tooo... That is from my doctor....

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The Incas had a cheaper altitude remedy. Fly into Cusco and just have some tea.

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