Ibuprofen May Ward Off Altitude Sickness

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  1. sobore
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    http://news.yahoo.com/ibuprofen-may-ward-off-altitude-sickness-160405814.html

    The anti-inflammatory and painkiller ibuprofen seems to reduce the risk of altitude sickness, according to a new study.
    Headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, vomiting and poor appetite are among the symptoms of altitude sickness, which affects more than 25 percent of Americans who travel to high elevations each year to ski, hike or camp.
    If unrecognized or untreated, altitude sickness can lead to high-altitude cerebral edema, a potentially fatal swelling of the brain.

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    Potential side effects from ibuprofen: ;) :eek:

    Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; stomach pain or upset.​
    Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Ibuprofen:
    Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; trouble breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody or black, tarry stools; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; confusion; dark urine; depression; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe headache or dizziness; severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea; severe vomiting; shortness of breath; stiff neck; sudden or unexplained weight gain; swelling of hands, legs, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual joint or muscle pain; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision or speech changes; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; yellowing of the skin or eyes.​
     
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    Despite your National Inquirer type response I take you dont take any medication at all .. or least not yet.. wait up.. your day is rapidly approaching:)

    Suggest you look at the extensive list of side-effects for absoluetly every possible medication out there.
     
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    I have a friend who is allergic to ibuprofen/naproxen sodium products...when they take it, their symptoms resemble those of Bell's Palsey...very crazy.
     

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