A MyFibroTeam Member
I will be traveling from Florida (30') to Colorado (6,900+'). How does a change in elevation effect symptoms??
Thank you! Still packing but definitely bringing a jacket!
@A MyFibroTeam Member i moved from California to Colorado a few years ago. And the elevation does put more pressure on your body, it can effect many energy wise. You can get elevation sickness so you must drink a ron of water. More the. You normally would. I know it sounds crazy but it is a real thing. You can get really sick if you dont. And if your heart starts to ache or you gwt light headed and short of breath you are def not drinking enough water. I think you shoukd be ok. Have a wonderful trip. Make sure to be a jacket. It’s def cooling down out here. And the nights can be cold.
I hope you are correct! It would make for a wonderful week!
it usually makes me feel better,, we expand a little bit just like a bag of potato chips or any container that you see gets puffed out at higher elevations,, In my mind that means less air pressure on my body and skin,,, its my theory anyway but i usually feel better higher up
Awe don’t be worried. I have flown to Oregon and just flying out me in a flare. Just stay hydrated and it will be fine. It really wasn’t that bad and it is different for everyone. It’s so beautiful in Colorado it’s certainly worth the trip! 💚
Flying. I'm so worried!
Yes higher elevation does cause me to flare. I live in Texas and we drove to Colorado and I felt like pressure in my body. Are you flying or driving? I thought driving was better for me for my body to acclimate to the elevation gradually.
I just had horrible headache for days while there
That's my fear - a flare while on vacation far from home