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Old 01-23-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Has anybody had any issues(headaches, etc)going down to sea level after living at a higher altitude? I get migraines and it seemes like they get worse after a day or two at sea level.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Could be the altitude, or could be something else like different types of allergies, humid vs. dry climate, or some other stuff.
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:02 PM
 
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You mean the sea level altitude?
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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Sounds like something unrelated.

For a few years, I used to go back to Alabama for a few weeks in the summer and fall after living at 8000 ft and found it was harder to go back down than up after a while. It was almost like the air was too heavy and there was too much of it.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Bend Or.
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I have sinus issues with the higher humidity, but not altitude. I have lived anywhere from 4500 feet to 11000 feet.
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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Wink Sea level, but ocean?

Health problems at sea level? No. Indeed, if near the ocean my skin becomes ever so much smoother and happier. My feeling is altitude issues usually occur with increasing elevation. If anyone might be affected, it is probably most usually suffered by those with less than stellar health to begin with, if overexerting themselves. On the downside, as near sea level, certain maladies, such as asthma, might be exacerbated by the climate, if not elevation.

I've also noticed that my car has more pep near sea level, also with commensurately less fuel economy. It also tends to get soggy. I swear that parts such as the door handle were beginning to rust and squeaking. One climbs in and the seat belt feels slightly damp. The windows might be fogged, not iced. I ended up using the windshield vent a lot to keep it from fogging, which it was prone to do, and hardly a thought or issue usually in Colorado.

None of the same applies in Death Valley, CA, and a good portion of that Park is below sea level. But of course it is desert.
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Old 01-27-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, TX
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If you're from CO, everything will feel damp when you go to the coast. If you have some mold spore allergies, you might experience some incredible sinus infections and headaches that you never discovered in CO.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I never notice anything no matter what altitude I'm at.

I must not be paying attention.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:26 AM
 
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i moved from wisconsin to ohio a year ago and have suffered terribly with sinus issues. I am going back to wisconsin in may, and i do believe these issues are because of the sea level. Upper respiratory problems, eye ear nose throat issues, never in my life have i taken so many antibiotics. Want to go home and get healthy again. Ohio is lovely but its sea level is an issue on health....
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Ned CO @ 8300'
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I travel from 8400' to sea level quite often (to visit my mother in Florida) and do not experience headaches or any issues. Well, I perspire more because of the humidity!

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i moved from wisconsin to ohio a year ago and have suffered terribly with sinus issues. I am going back to wisconsin in may, and i do believe these issues are because of the sea level. Upper respiratory problems, eye ear nose throat issues, never in my life have i taken so many antibiotics. Want to go home and get healthy again. Ohio is lovely but its sea level is an issue on health....
Seriously?
The elevation differences between Wisconsin and Ohio are between 125'-400'. Not a very big difference. Your problems sound like allergies to me.
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The lowest point in Wisconsin, 581 feet above sea level, is at Lake Michigan. The highest point in the state is Timms Hill located in the northern part of the state. Timms Hill rises 1,951 feet above sea level.

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Ohio is not a land of extreme variances of elevation; the low point in the state is 455 feet above sea level at the Ohio River and the high point in the state is Campbell Hill, at 1,549 feet above sea level.

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