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I just realized something...
chris fall by rainbowkisses31
shannenb
Denver + thin air/high altitude + out of shape me + asthma having me = problems.

I really should have thought about that before I decided to go. I'd better hunt around for my inhaler....


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Yep ... I was out of breath most of the time I was in Denver. The first night I slept and slept and slept - I was really tired just getting from the airport to my hotel, and my body had to adjust. But there is less oxygen, so your heart rate speeds up, and you breathe faster. It's also really dry so DRINK. Carry a water bottle with you everywhere you go. They joke that it's a fashion accessory in Denver, and they aren't kidding - just keep drinking and drinking and drinking or you'll get dehydrated. And stay as far away from caffeine as you can stand until you adjust.

Have fun :)

Man, now I'm worried. Because that feeling of not being able to breathe just tenses me up, and that can trigger a pretty full blown attack. I'm totally worried about getting panicky and then suffocating to death. I mean, even here in Ohio, with the allergy stuff starting up, I'm occasionally never feeling like I can get enough air, so it's going to be ten times worse up there.

Plus, I don't want to meet Michael panting and gasping like a fish out of water. I can see it now: *gasp* Hi *gasp* Michael.*gasp* Will *gasp* you *gasp* sign *gasp* this?*gasp*

Man...this thought never even crossed my mind. If it had, I would have tried to get some of those pills you can take before going to high altitudes that make you adjust faster.

And I'll probably get zero sleep...when I can't breathe, I can't sleep at all.

I'll admit I didn't sleep as well but that's because of my heart beating faster. I take meds to regulate my heart rate and I had to double them halfway through the week I spent there.

Talk to your Dr before you go and he'll prolly tell you that you'll be fine. It's not that you can't breathe. It's just that you feel a lot more tired, a little more run down, especially the first day. Just don't go jogging in the park :)

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