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Old 07-12-2016, 09:05 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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If you go to Trip Advisor and click on the Colorado Travel Forum there is a section on the right side "Top Questions about Colorado" first one is about altitude sickness.

There was a recent discussion about caffeine not being off limits, that the coffee withdrawal is much worse, so maybe a cup in the morning and see if that helps a bit. I have also heard that potassium is useful, high levels in coconut water if you happen to like it.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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The high altitude means you need more water than at sea level, so be sure you get enough. You don't
need to guzzle it, just sip it all day long. Every cell in your body needs the proper water amount to function optimally.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:47 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Some people have a very tough time acclimating to altitude, as well as significant travel or relocations. The impending 'urgency' of next week "I must be well for school" compounds the process.

Get medical help
Journal your health and COMPLETE diet at least 3x / day
Give it the full 4 week timeframe, participating in as much gentle exercise as possible (walking instead of laying in bed, very short walks, or swimming, but keep up a level of activity. Body does not acclimate while bedridden.

When / if possible travel to nearby lower altitude for a long weekend and chronicle health and diet.

Ironically, my elderly mom had to leave 6,000k Colorado home, due to altitude issues after 50 yrs in CO, but is quite well at 4,000ft. She cannot even deal with going over mtn passes for short period, so definately altitude intolerant.

Keep your options open.
Give it a good calculated try.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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There's a lot of serious evidence that Viagra helps with altitude problems. Here's an example:
Viagra, Exercise and Altitude - Fellrnr.com, Running tips

Whadaya got to lose?
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