• 6 months ago

    Post Altitude Sickness Headaches

    I recently went backpacking up around 11000 feet and suffered from symptoms of altitude sickness. I had constant headaches, felt faint and dizzy, vomited, had trouble walking straight, etc. It seemed that the symptoms subsided a bit once I came back down the mountain. The first night back home I attributed my fatigue and faint feeling from just over exhaustion and maybe lack of calories while hiking.

    But then these past two days the headaches and dizziness have continued. I will feel fine then suddenly become overtaken with a bad headache, dizziness, and an inability to focus on anything. This will last for maybe a half hour or so, go away, then come back again eventually.

    Any ideas? Is this just the altitude sickness running its course?