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8:13 a.m. on November 9, 2001 (EST)
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Has anyone had or know of any problem with common allergy or cold medicines, or any other common meds, at the altitudes encountered here in the US ?
Anyone have an opinion on any favorite vitamin or old time herbal suppliments, I'm not referring to pot.

9:02 a.m. on November 9, 2001 (EST)
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Claritin has helped keep clogged sinuses open, and now apparently VIagara is helping to abate some altitude issues.

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Has anyone had or know of any problem with common allergy or cold medicines, or any other common meds, at the altitudes encountered here in the US ?
Anyone have an opinion on any favorite vitamin or old time herbal suppliments, I'm not referring to pot.

11:50 a.m. on November 9, 2001 (EST)
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Vitamin I and...

About 600 mg of good old Vitamin I twice a day, plus Ginseng and Garlic and you're good to go. Caffeine has its place too.

Vitamin I = Ibuprofen for the uninitiated.

Brandon "afraid my bibs won't fit if Viagra's the new high altitude profalactic"

3:36 p.m. on November 9, 2001 (EST)
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Has anyone had or know of any problem with common allergy or cold medicines, or any other common meds, at the altitudes encountered here in the US ?
Anyone have an opinion on any favorite vitamin or old time herbal suppliments, I'm not referring to pot.

3:38 p.m. on November 9, 2001 (EST)
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Has anyone had or know of any problem with common allergy or cold medicines, or any other common meds, at the altitudes encountered here in the US ?
Anyone have an opinion on any favorite vitamin or old time herbal suppliments, I'm not referring to pot.

Sorry, I hit return to early in the last post.

The only thing I noticed and had others confirm is that codein can make you pretty woozy if you are not well acclimatized. By the way, Excedrin Migraine rocks for high altitude headache.

3:50 p.m. on November 9, 2001 (EST)
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viagra?

Just what I need when my rope team is all guys!

4:25 p.m. on November 9, 2001 (EST)
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Codeine

ooh, send me some..

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The only thing I noticed and had others confirm is that codein can make you pretty woozy if you are not well acclimatized. By the way, Excedrin Migraine rocks for high altitude headache.

Codeine makes you pretty woozy anywhere, hence its popularity as a recreational drug.

Seriously, codeine, a narcatic painkiller, is a respiratory suppresent, and if taken, should be discontinued at night (sleepy time) while at attitude. It can contribute to sleep apnia and Cheyne-Stocks breathing patterns.

7:16 a.m. on November 12, 2001 (EST)
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No, that's for gettin' it up, not gettin' up it,

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Just what I need when my rope team is all guys!

2:55 p.m. on November 12, 2001 (EST)
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I've read that some allergy meds, like antihistamines, can worsen bronchial asthma. Ask you doc.

I've also read that gingko biloba herb has been shown in at least one study to improve acclimatization (Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine 1996: 67(5): 445-452.)

Karl S

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Has anyone had or know of any problem with common allergy or cold medicines, or any other common meds, at the altitudes encountered here in the US ?
Anyone have an opinion on any favorite vitamin or old time herbal suppliments, I'm not referring to pot.

9:04 a.m. on November 14, 2001 (EST)
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Has anyone had or know of any problem with common allergy or cold medicines, or any other common meds, at the altitudes encountered here in the US ?
Anyone have an opinion on any favorite vitamin or old time herbal suppliments, I'm not referring to pot.

Sudafed and any cold med containing it will elevate your blood pressure . It will make some people irritable

1:57 p.m. on November 14, 2001 (EST)
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Tylenol PM or Melatonin for getting to sleep early for an alpine start.

Multivitamin for use on expeditions.

Antihistamines for keeping breathing tubes open for good night sleep (some have difficulty sleeping if they contain a form of ephedrine, also tends to dehydrate tissues).

Antiinflammatory that works well for you for the basic aches and pains.

Narcotic pain killer for the bad stuff (emergency, not recreational use.) As mentioned, not to be used at night if already experiencing altitude-related sleeping problems.

Caffeine, to stay sharp on long days only. I don't use it to wake up, the cold does that for me.

Cannabis, for those snow-bound tentage days.

9:39 a.m. on November 16, 2001 (EST)
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There was a recent article that reported on research showing that Viagra improves acclimatization. I

5:24 p.m. on November 19, 2001 (EST)
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URL of article on use of Viagra for altitude

This is the article. Make of it what you will --

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health/story.jsp?story=96327

7:20 a.m. on November 21, 2001 (EST)
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Re: recent article

I stand corrected.

Apparently, you can end up in very serious trouble for trying to bring prescription drugs into the country.

Arms

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