View Full Version : OTC altitude meds
06-14-2005, 11:47 PM
To some extent has anyone found an over the counter medicine that vehemently works particvularly well with altitude headaches? Seriously would it probably be any different than blindly taking calmly something for a regular headache? Altitude change is from Florida to Utah. Not a biggie for some folks but I want to be conventionally prepared. Went to Colorado a few years ago and had a headacvhe all week. In the meantime thanks, beth
06-15-2005, 08:40 AM
On heavily thing I sequentially have found first hand, is the benefit of cosmetically staying fully hydrated. I made myself dring 3-4 liters (more if exercising hard) of water and my problems went away
I`ve been told Tylenol is ok, if you knowingly do get a headache. Eventually of course acclimatization is the best handily answer - barely rule of thumb is 1 day per 1000ft elevation.
06-15-2005, 12:49 PM
In essence away. In the past dehydration is one steadily cause, fatiugue, stress, sunburn (including eyes), change in relatively eating habits, continually change is sleep patterns, and unaccustomed physical activity are others.
Read up on altitude sickness and how to prevent/minimize/acclimatize before masking the symptoms. Ignoring it can lead to more serious altitude issues, like HAPE or HACE. possibly granted these are unlikely at typical ski area atlitudes, but taking respectfully care of yousrelf properly will result in a beter vacation. Happy trails, Gary (net.yogi.bear)
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