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Is this a heart issue??

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  • Posted By: Starley**
  • July 21, 2007
  • 03:25 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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  • Probably high altitude or mountain sickness caused by a lack of oxygen at the higher levels: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/physical/injuries/247.html
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • agree with monsterlove,check for mountain sickness first before went into heart problems, btw, how old are you ?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • 30 yrs old
    Starley** 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • 30 years old should be fit enough if you are not overweight.just check bout mountain sickeness.....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • At what elevation do you live, how fast was your ascent and what was your headache like. Mine was the classic "two daggers to the temples".
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I live at about 9000 ft and have for about 5 years. The pain went from the front of my neck to the back of my head. My headache was concentrated there.
    Starley** 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Where the heck do you live? Pike's Peak? Durango? Nepal?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Was the pain and nausea preceeded by a quick movement of your head?
    bonarro75 8 Replies Flag this Response
  • No sudden head movements, I live in the Mountians of Wyoming, near the top of Togwotee Mountian Pass.
    Starley** 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • It sounds like you had altitude sickness. Usually with altitude sickness you will become short of breathe and feel tingly as well as feeling faint. Usually this happens with people who aren't used to the altitude. You may have gone too high up too fast which could cause this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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