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Old 10-19-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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OP, sounds like you need a thorough medical exam.
Do you have problems on an airplane? it's pressurized to about 8000 ft.

I am planning to visit out there and i have high blood pressure from which i am medicated for. I was worried about the altitude adjustment also. So in airplanes, it is equivalent to being at an altitude of 8000 ft? I am usually fine on airplanes, so that would be a good sign if this is true.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:17 PM
 
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Like I said, I'm pretty healthy - just went through an annual exam and the doc said everything looked great.

Never had a problem on the airplane but it's not apples and oranges- you're on the plane 1-15 hours, and the times I visited Denver for a couple of days I felt ok.

My fatigue seems to have accumulated over time- the longer I've been here the worse I feel.

Glad to hear I'm not the only one with this problem. I wonder if it's just a personal intolerance to something here.

Ps. Just got to another state for work which is sea level- feel awesome. I'm probably gonna have to move.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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I am planning to visit out there and i have high blood pressure from which i am medicated for. I was worried about the altitude adjustment also. So in airplanes, it is equivalent to being at an altitude of 8000 ft? I am usually fine on airplanes, so that would be a good sign if this is true.
The best opinion for your own specific situation is to check with your doctor. I take bp meds and have no problems hiking at 12,000 feet, but I lived in Colorado since 1970, so my situation is different than yours.
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Old 10-19-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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It's a tough climate for sure. Kudos to those folks who manage to acclimate. It's not for the wimpy ones
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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Check with the doctor and try drinking a large amount of extra fluids for a week. You might feel much better. Frequently people struggle with the dehydration caused by the elevation.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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Hmmm, I'm looking at possibly moving there. I do remember having some minor issues during my visit there, but I also was suffering with flu-like symptoms. After a few days, though, they subsided and I got to enjoy the area. Loved Denver and really enjoyed Boulder as well. It was such a memorable visit I have had a tough time shaking the memory.

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Old 10-20-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Hmmm, I'm looking at possibly moving there. I do remember having some minor issues during my visit there, but I also was suffering with flu-like symptoms. After a few days, though, they subsided and I got to enjoy the area. Loved Denver and really enjoyed Boulder as well. It was such a memorable visit I have had a tough time shaking the memory.
99%+ of the population will not have any issues after a short time here.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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It's a tough climate for sure. Kudos to those folks who manage to acclimate. It's not for the wimpy ones
Well, there are millions of people living here. It's obviously not an issue for the great majority of people who come here.

I recall being a little thirsty and sleeping more the first couple weeks after moving to Denver. That's it.

And I noticed the same thing with my cat and dog upon arrival. They drank and slept a lot the first couple weeks.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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Moved to Denver from Houston, essentially sea level, in Apri. Like OP, I am fit, love to run and hike. But during my first two months, I was always thirsty, lost several pounds of muscle mass and had sinus trouble. Metabolism changes, body works harder. I feel better now, though running is still a challenge at higher elevations and with the low humidity.
Sorry its been a rougher transition for you. My doc told me it can take 6 months to fully acclimate. Hang in there!
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I moved here from Miami and the altitude change really kicked my butt. In time it got better. I didn't have any symptoms like you have but I couldn't hit the gym like I did in Miami. Now it's much better. GL
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