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Old 11-20-2016, 10:35 PM
 
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I moved from 1090 to 3200 feet. I haven't noticed any difference, and overall I'm happier at the higher elevation.
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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I was searching city data concerning this very topic and found this thread. We are also considering a move to Colorado from OH. Several studies show that if you are predisposed to anxiety and depression, the higher elevation can worsen these conditions. Some never adjust over time. Per these studies <http://www.koaa.com/story/28896382/study-altitude-linked-to-suicide-and-depression>, Higher elevations decrease seratonin levels in the brain, however dopamine levels are found to increase, but not enough to compensate for those who already have mood issues. My husband wants to move to Colorado and I do, too, but I suffer from anxiety and depression, and I fear it could have disastrous results. Colorado is part of the "suicide belt" which encompasses the high elevation areas in the western states. Has anyone experienced a worsening of their mental health after moving to CO? My heart goes out to you as I know how difficult living with these conditions can be.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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I moved from DC to Denver (give or take a few miles) 5 years ago, and I've never felt a difference, even in my middle age. I'm moderately fit. No one in my family has ever had a reaction to the altitude. We live at 5400 feet and living in Colorado, we go as high as 14000 feet regularly.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I go to Flagstaff a lot, which hovers around 7k feet and I don't feel any different. Santa Fe didn't either. I live in Tucson which is around 2k and from Phoenix which is 1k. If I can go from 1 to 7k in the span of two hours and feel no different (sometimes I have to pop my ears) then you'll be fine.
I live in Phoenix, and I remember trying to work out at a gym in Flagstaff, and on the treadmill I couldn't run as fast or as far as I could in Phoenix.

Only time I've ever truly had a problem with elevation was this last summer, I had to spend a night in Fairplay, CO at 10,000ft and just walking was giving me breathing problems and headaches.
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