As you may have noted from my recent posts, I’m in Colorado Springs on business. Now, I’ve been out to the Springs before, and the altitude here never affected me. But this trip is is just killing me. I’ve had a headache that rarely goes away (including a bad migraine last night, and mini-migraines almost daily)… when I’ve been going 2-3 weeks between migraines at home. I’ve seen my appitite disappearing (tonight I didn’t even finish an 8oz steak at Outback). I’ve had the odd breathing issues (especially today after a fire evacuation drill at the site I was at: four stories of staircases up and down… the up elevators hadn’t returned to normal after the drill). I’ve been tired, but having a hell of a time sleeping.
I’m beginning to think it is the altitude. A local travel magazine indicated that altitude related symptoms include fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, nausea, and difficulty sleeping. Before you ask: yes, I’ve been attempting to drink plenty of liquids. Still, I will be really glad when I fly home on Thursday.