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Old 05-31-2014, 09:26 PM   #1
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Altitude sickness

Arrived in Grand Junction,Co today, 1883 miles in 3 days.
Suffering from nausea, both intestinal and dizzyness.
Dogs also not eating, we drink so mucho water, we have to stop every 2 hours.
Going to cut back on driving and get more rest.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:32 PM   #2
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Cut out caffeine and alcohol as well and things will settle down in a few days. That said, the high elevation is one reason we never ski in Colorado any more.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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Jim,

My father would get nausea at altitude even nose bleeds. He would swear by Chicken broth to keep something in his stomach.
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:18 PM   #4
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A couple of aspirin often helps some people.
Given that you are only at about 4500 feet in Grand Junction, the odds are that the altitude effects were from going over the high passes between Denver and Grand Junction, in which case it should pass quickly IF that's what it is.
With all the water you are drinking, be sure you are also getting some salt...the chicken broth would help there for sure.
You might also just be exhausted on top of it! Getting a little more rest is a good choice regardless.
Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:11 AM   #5
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I find that fishing cures altitude sickness. For example, over the last three weeks my wife and I camped at Silver Lake, CA (7,200ft) and fished about 9 places during that time; hiking 6.5 miles up to 8,500 ft and both limited on brook trout at lake Agnes, an alpine lake, then two days later we hiked up to Gem lake, another alpine lake higher up in the mountains, hiking 10.5 miles at 9,500ft and it was very windy and no fish but we fished Agnew on the way back and got 4 more brook trout. We fished Grant Lake and got 6 more, the San Joaquin River for 4 German Browns, Starkweather Lake for 8 more, canoeing June Lake 6 more...etc. etc. We caught 46 fish in 19 days. ...no altitude sickness at all...in fact we were so busy fishing we frequently forgot to eat. We let the majority of the fish go but kept the best to eat...

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It was very difficult to come home!!
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:37 AM   #6
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Arrived in Grand Junction,Co today, 1883 miles in 3 days.
Suffering from nausea, both intestinal and dizzyness.
Dogs also not eating, we drink so mucho water, we have to stop every 2 hours.
Going to cut back on driving and get more rest.
Sorry to learn that you had the woozels.
Hopefully by the time you read this, you are all better.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:52 PM   #7
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Lots of info on the internet like this: Altitude or Mountain Sickness - The Travel Doctor. Had any number of visitors to Yellowstone Park (6000 to 9000 feet elevations) come into our clinic in Idaho Falls (4400 feet) with altitude issues. It was usually those who flew in from back east or down south who lived at or near sea level with no time to acclimate. Smokers were the sickest. A prescription for Diamox saved many vacations.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:19 PM   #8
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We are in Idaho tonite, feeling much better,going to stop at Andersen hitch tomorrow
For new brackets and then onto Glacier,
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If you are on the West side of Glacier, be sure to drive out to Polebridge Mercantile for a cinnamon roll or/and sticky bun!
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Hi: All... We are back on flat land again in Chilliwack.
Last night we got a cabin at KOA in Sicamous.BC. Canada.
I started this am. with a painless migrane and sinus headache. This trip sure has had it's "Ups n downs". Alf
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