So I got altitude sickness and it's bad. I'm stuck in the hospital now because I needed oxygen. Do any anons have any tips or tricks to get over this shit?
>>1374269I have found that being at a high altitude for a while makes you get used to it.It is unpleasant though when it first hits you. Reading the descriptions doesn't quite prepare you for it.
>>1374269Buy a bag of coca leaves and chew them and put them in your hot water and drink them as a tea. Maybe pop a few altitude sickness pills. I never found high altitude unpleasant.
>>1374271High altitude isn't unpleasant. Altitude sickness isKind of like how shitting isn't unpleasant, and explosive diarrhea generally isAltitude sickness is an actual condition and not just "I don't like it because the map says I'm at 14,000 feet"
>>1374272I'm the original poster. And yeah, this shit is doubly horrible because I can't chew coca leaves because of"random" drug tests I get when I come back from traveling.Also, just found out I have a salmonella infection and some kind of heart problem, so that pretty much kills my trip to Machu Picchu.
>>1374285Oh, please. Take the train like all the other lightweights and you'll be fine.
Are there things one can do to prepare themselves for this before they leave for their trip?
>>1374400spend time at altitude so your body makes more red blood cells. that's pretty much it.
>>1374269Are you in Mexico, right? Private clinic because IMSS is shit
>>1374285>Machu Picchu>7k elevationHoly shit I have low BP and some heart issues, are a big fucking baby.>>1374400Eat more things with sodium, take basic vitamins before going that high, in the worst cases fucking take your time adjusting to a elevation.
Get yourself a prescription of Acetazolamide before you go next time you dumbass.
>>1374376I tried to catch my train, but I couldn't get my oxygen levels up, it's exhausting putting on shoes>>1374400If I could do it differently, I'd have gone to MP immediately, then slowly climbed to Cusco>>1374419Nahh Peru >>1374422Yeah, I'm a pussy, I also drank a ton before coming, so I did the exact opposite of what you should do.>>1374502Yeah, got it now along with some antibiotics
>>1374285Machu Picchu is lower than Cusco you stupid Amerimutt
>>1374541>Yeah, I'm a pussy, I also drank a ton before coming, so I did the exact opposite of what you should do.Holy shit and you expect people here to feel sorry for you?>>1374543Machu Picchu is lower than a lot of things in the US. It's literally babbys first fucking mountain.
>>1374543No shit, that's why I said I'd *climb* to Cusco. Get acclimated at a lower height, then go trek upwards in altitude.
>>1374400Yeah, don't be fat and be in shape. Cusco isn't even that high at 3.399m. I don't even believe you can get serious altitude sickness at this level if everything is ok with your body. At worst you'll have a headache and have some trouble walking up stairs.
>>1374400This nigga went and got drunk as shit the day before. Nigga doesn't have altitude sickness, he has a fucking hangover and is dehydrated.
>>1374545Quite the opposite, I just want advice on what to do now that I've fucked up, and to warn other anons>>1374549I'm in pretty good shape, just fucked myself>>1374553Also a pretty bad case of food poisoning
>>1374556>Quite the opposite, I just want advice on what to do now that I've fucked up, and to warn other anons>Also a pretty bad case of food poisoningThen don't fucking call it altitude sickness, you drank too much and ate shit food you didn't give a shit because you were drunk and had the hungers. You were a dumbass, and did stupid shit before going out.
>>1374559>Oxygen low >Not altitude sicknessOf course my actions exacerbated my symptoms, but I put more blame on the shit food desu
>>1374285How often do you get these "random" drug tests when you go back home? Consider that cocaine only stays in your system for a few weeks, unless of course they're doing hair tests.
Just wait until you can take the train? I don't see the problem
>>1374560>7,972 ft at PEAK>altitude sickness is specifically classified as over 8000 fthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altitude_sicknesshttps://www.emedicinehealth.com/mountain_sickness/article_em.htmThis isn't facebook anon, you don't need to BS you just partied too hard the night before.
>>1374541>Yeah, got it now along with some antibioticsYou don't solve altitude sickness with antibiotics anon.
>>1374561Never heard of eandom drug tests at USA airports
>>1374561Basically whenever I return from a foreign country, I really don't know what they're hoping for>>1374563Nigga, I said I would have gone STRAIGHT to MP, then gone to Cusco after a couple of days>>1374566I've got a stupid case of salmonella
>>1374570Salmonella uts not stupid. You are
>>1374570So, you're not even close to 8000ft yet? What elevation are you at.>I've got a stupid case of salmonellaThey why the fuck did you post, in the OP it was altitude sickness?
>>1374285Jesus Christ, how sickly are you? I'm guessing you're either overweight or a vegan, right? Drug user?
>>1374570Your fault by eating literally shit in Sudamerica
>>1374574I'm at a little over 11000 now>>1374574It's very possible to have both>>1374584Not very, I hardly get sick so this was surprising to me. Not a vegan, and the only thing I really do is smoke cigars on occasion.>>1374589No regrets, the cuisine in Lima is dope
>>1374592Peru food is hardcore lame. KYS
>>1374269>So I got altitude sickness and it's bad. I'm stuck in the hospital now because I needed oxygen. Do any anons have any tips or tricks to get over this shit?Asking for medical advice from 4chan when you're in a hospital with doctors?This is bullshit or you are a moron.