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Old 10-31-2007, 09:25 PM
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

(I thought about posting this in the Health & Safety section, but I feel this is mainly a mountaineering issue)

Have you ever had it? What were your symptoms and what did you do about it?

Mine was the throbbing headache from hell and some nausea. I just lost some altitude, drank a whole lot of water and went up slower after that. It seemed to help.

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Old 10-31-2007, 09:37 PM
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It may be a valid indicator of serious problems, but I think most people are ready to call it day be NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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AMS is brutal to go through and after a few bad experiences I've learned to avoid it by taking rest NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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My symptoms: nausea, severe fatigue, and loss of appetite. I have to force myself to eat and find NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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With the Diamox, the worst thing was an uncomfortable tingling in my hands and feet. It felt like a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here

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Sorry for the revival.

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