September 18, 2021, 08:02:43 PM

Author Topic: Altitude meds  (Read 9329 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline n2mywake

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 17
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2018, 09:47:24 AM »
Fyi you're supposed to start taking them a few days before you ascend.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk


Offline va_elk

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 24
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2018, 10:39:13 AM »
I have been wondering the same thing about the ibprofen.  Heading to Colorado in September camping at 9500-10000 feet and I live at just a shade under 2000ft. 


what do the coco leaves do? Never heard of that.

Offline Boom

  • Satelite Bull
  • ***
  • Posts: 409
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 10:14:09 AM »
Fyi you're supposed to start taking them a few days before you ascend.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

yup.  i'm popping one in Lima.  the next day i'll be in Cusco.  which is way up there..i'm there for 3 days to acclimate, before we hike. 

then we fly to the jungle side of the country for some weird fish fishing..:D

Offline DuckFarmer

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2018, 06:18:12 AM »
I'm a flat lender from Pa. Last year flew to Denver and by the next night was at 9000. Hunted as high as 12500. No major problems, exercised a lot before and made it a priority to drink plenty of water during. Taking the whole family to Co this summer for a camping trip. Hope we all fair as well.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


Offline Boom

  • Satelite Bull
  • ***
  • Posts: 409
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2018, 09:23:24 AM »
yea..you'll be fine.

i am not prone to problems at elevations.  but it would be stupid to find out on the other side of the equater.

i carried a stupid heavy backpack over 11,000.  i was dying, but it wasnt from the elevation. :).  i was cuz i suck at packing. (my friend brought a six pack of soda)

Offline BostonArcher

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2018, 11:08:44 AM »
There are these masks you can wear that simulate altitude during workouts, sleeping, hanging out. It's a really good way for flat landers to prepare their bodies. AMS (acute mountain sickness) and a persons sensitivity to it has a lot to do with physical condition but even more to do with your genetics. Some people just can't handle altitude. I highly recommend sleeping below 8000' obviously this can't happen if you are hunting at 11000' but adding a bit of a hike for a good nights sleep is a sacrifice I am willing to make. Also hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and hydrate some more.
-Former mountain rescue WEMT

Offline Bowman

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 23
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2018, 12:54:56 PM »
I am from Iowa and always had a dull headache for several day of the hunt. I started taking Altitude Adjustment supplent for 2 days before and the first two days there. My headaches are hardly noticeable now. I always stay hydrated but the supplement seems to work for me.

Offline Mike_nxn

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 12
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2018, 01:15:38 PM »
I've suffered from Altitude sickness sense I was a kid.  The best thing that I have found is drinking a lot of water to keep hydrated.  I tried wilderness athlete altitude pill this fall in New Mexico at 10,000'.  I had no issue with headaches.  The one down side I found was if you take the pill on an empty stomach is you burp up the powder and it doesn't taste the best. haha.  Lastly if you feel any sign of a headache coming on take a break and take Advil, or any headache med you have immediately to prevent it from getting worse.
pipo_hunters 
Pack in light pack out heavy

Offline Boom

  • Satelite Bull
  • ***
  • Posts: 409
    • View Profile
Re: Altitude meds
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2018, 03:06:46 PM »
i have a friend that had to go to the hospital when him and a friend drove to Montana for a mule deer hunt.  he got sick bad.  he said he was coughing all night and spitting up phlegm..into a gatorade bottle while trying to sleep at night.  in the morning they notice the snot jar had blood in it.

they rushed to the hospital.  the doctor was sympathetic and let them take an O2 setup if; "they promised to bring it back".  he said he had several bottles of O2.  i dont know if he was joking or not, but they ended up road hunting, and he said he shot his buck while wearing the air-mask.

 

Recent Posts

Re: 2021 Hunt Update Thread by Jason Balazs
[September 17, 2021, 06:23:19 PM]


Re: 2021 Elk Meat Pole by cohunter14
[September 14, 2021, 07:33:25 AM]


Re: arrow penetration on big bull by cohunter14
[September 14, 2021, 07:30:51 AM]


Re: 2021 Elk Meat Pole by Jason Balazs
[September 13, 2021, 03:13:34 PM]


Re: Walking up, pushing bull and cows by ribo451
[September 12, 2021, 02:49:29 PM]