Altitude sickness and panic. Help me cope!
December 25, 2013 4:29 PM Subscribe
Traveled to Yellowstone from Illinois. I have gotten hit with with some altitude sickness. Unfortantly my biggest symptoms are insomia, panic, and diarrhea. Ick. YANMD. Can you help with coping strategies ?
posted by AlexiaSky to Health & Fitness (15 answers total)
After being awake for 24 hours straight to arrive st Yellowstone via car, my altitude sickness is kicking my butt. The lack if sleep (three/four hours total is of very non restful sleep In about hour increments) Plus my panic is just frustrating. Unfortunately medications to treat sleep and panic can't be taken as they make altitude sickness worse. Can you suggest techniques for me to help calm down and get through this so I can enjoy my vacation and not be a grumpy butt ? I'm taking it slow (no hiking or skiing for 48 hours after arrival). Thanks