[at-l] High Altitudes and Medications

Jim Lynch jplynch at crosslink.net
Sun Feb 4 21:20:50 CST 2007

Thanks, good first person info; very useful.

James P."Jim" Lynch
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Ticknor" <garyticknor at starpower.net>
To: "Jim Lynch" <jplynch at crosslink.net>; <AT-L at BACKCOUNTRY.NET>
Sent: Sunday, February 04, 2007 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: [at-l] High Altitudes and Medications

> Another gout sufferer - my toefelt sympathy. I have taken 100mg 
> allopurinol in Tibet and Nepal and the Altoplano and encountered no ill 
> effects. No long hikes, but many short ones, especially in Peru. I had a 
> fairly constant headache and some nausea in Tibet despite diamox, but I 
> don't ascribe that to the allopurinol.
> - Greenbriar
> Jim Lynch wrote:
>> I'm getting ready to go on a backpacking trip which will be above 10,000 
>> feet.  The hike leader has asked if I knew whether my medication 
>> (allopurinol, 100 mg/day) has any side effects related to altitude.  I 
>> told her I would check.  I've got a call into my doctor, but wondered if 
>> anyone on this list might have some knowledge about this.
>> thnx

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