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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    It is probably Diamox.
    I have used diamox after suffering from altitude sickness for two years, it has worked great but one side effect is carbonated drinks taste awful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3dhunter View Post
    I have used diamox after suffering from altitude sickness for two years, it has worked great but one side effect is carbonated drinks taste awful!

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    Lol. Shouldn't e drinking those while hunting anyways!

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    It kinda makes sense not to eat salty foods but are there any foods you would try to eat while hunting in the high country and having to carry all your food?

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    Diamox or (Acetazolamide) is wonderful. I live in TN and hunt in CO at 13k ft every year. no time to aclimatize. Just take Diamox about 2 days before you are going on your trip. I usually stop taking it after 2-3 days. It does have a few side effects like mentioned before, but to ensure that my trip isn't ruined by altitude sickness is totally worth it. It is available as a generic prescription from your Dr.

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    i have never had a problem i live at 7000ft and camp at 10,300 and hunt around 11,400
    but my dad is coming out from wisconsin so im gonna get him some altitude advantage from wilderness athlete to try
    never used it but i am happy with there hydrate and recover and energy and focus drink mixes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    Lol. Shouldn't e drinking those while hunting anyways!
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    You're right, but it is a sore reminder when traveling and you don't think about it grabbing some fast food, then throw away the whole coke.

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    I've also heard Viagra can help reduce symptoms because it is a vasodialator and will reduce systemic blood pressure since the increased pressure in your capillaries is what causes the the edema... but try explaining yourself to your hunting buddies when that bottle rolls out of your pack on a week long backcountry trip. Ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSUcat61 View Post
    I've also heard Viagra can help reduce symptoms because it is a vasodialator and will reduce systemic blood pressure since the increased pressure in your capillaries is what causes the the edema... but try explaining yourself to your hunting buddies when that bottle rolls out of your pack on a week long backcountry trip. Ha ha.
    Yes Viagra will work. Do I want to take a pde5 inhibitor? Not really! Like most stated, diamox is the best. Also one can use meclizine which is Dramamine but less drowsy. The side effects might be outweigh benefits though. You will be really really thirsty. The problem with all of these meds is they get rid of water which is why they work. Now you are dehydrated which is no bueno. You can treat hace or hape with a drug called decadron which is dexamethasone. It doesn't prevent it but can treat signs and symptoms after the fact. I think the best thing you can do is get acclimated and sleep low while hunting high. Also breathing techniques like taking 10 or so large deep breaths rapidly every 5-10 min or so which will force water out of lungs. Also doing this while creating back pressure with your mouth

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    The biggest thing i do, being a flat lander, is i start taking one aspirin a day, 3 to 4 weeks before i go out west, i have been doing it for about 10 years now, totally eliminates the headaches, and i drink plenty of fluids, i like Gatorade. and i take it easy the first day or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSUcat61 View Post
    I've also heard Viagra can help reduce symptoms because it is a vasodialator and will reduce systemic blood pressure since the increased pressure in your capillaries is what causes the the edema... but try explaining yourself to your hunting buddies when that bottle rolls out of your pack on a week long backcountry trip. Ha ha.
    Forget having to explain when the bottle rolls out. I would be worried about explaining the unintended side effect the drug is really prescribed for! Boy you must REALLY love the mountains!

 

 

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