I qualified for Leadville and taking my family out for the event. My wife is freaking out a bit with the elevation. Does anyone have any experience with altitude sickness patches? Either for performance or just for reducing the effects of altitude sickness?
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I’ve used Diamox, which is a prescription for altitude sickness, when I’ve went out west skiing.
This is a naturopathic/homeopathic product. It’s not available in my country as you can’t make unsubstantiated health claims like they’re doing.
If you’re worried about altitude sickness, there are other effective therapeutic options.
If they’d work, the Leadville thread would be full of recommendations. So very likely not!
Dexamethasone is the go to for AMS. Diamox is another but not nearly as effective. Do a little Google research and have your doctor explain the side effects. I would advise testing with it before the race. Also I am sure it is on the banned drug list since it is a steroid (not sure that is relevant or not with Leadville). I used to do a fair amount of high altitude climbing and used the drug very, very successfully to manage AMS symptoms such as headache and naseau.