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Is this a heart issue??

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  • Posted By: Starley**
  • July 21, 2007
  • 03:24 PM

So I was hiking at about 9,000 feet, and I have lived and hiked here for several years. However on the last hike I went on my hands went tingly, I had a sharp pain from the front of my neck to the back of my head. I also vomited and came very close to passing out. I managed to get back to my house but had a headache for the rest of the day and felt very fatigued the next day. Anyone know what happened?? Is this a coronary issue? Thanks.

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  • Sounds like some kind of pulmonary/heart issue because you have decreased oxygen level symptoms.Do a search on the web under high altitude, low pulse oxygen and see what you come up with.Your symptoms remind me of what happens when you're exposed to carbon monoxide.
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