Re: Altitude Question?
Being in reasonable cardiovascular physical health also helps quite a bit.
I had never had issues with altitude until recently. For 5 months I had been commuting to Austin, TX for work and coming home on weekends and skiing one day on the weekend. So I came from about 5700ft down to ~500ft in Austin, back to 5700ft for a day then peaked at about 12500ft for parts of another day then flew back to Austin. I have not been in shape due to travel, stress, and much more beer drinking and barbeque eating than normal. Usually the second day I would be very tired and have migraine headaches which would last 32-48 hours. By then I would be back in Austin. Since being home for a couple of weeks now I think I had a headache that started about 5 days after coming home, got it skiing some of the higher slopes spending most of my day above the treeline. It lasted for more than a day and now I am fine (plus started hitting the gym again, makes a world of difference).
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