Altitude Tip

Some people find that as soon as that air plane goes up, or they go skiing, or experience a change in altitude for whatever reason, they get a headache.  We’re always on the lookout for little tips that might make things easier, and here’s one from Dr. Seymour Solomon from the Headache Unit at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York.  He recommends taking 3000 to 5000 milligrams of vitamin C each day of your trip, starting the day before you go.  For those that are helped by aspirin, try taking two of those a day as well.  (You could substitute another painkiller, such as ibuprofen)  Dr. Solomon reminds us that it’s a good idea to check with your doctor before taking high doses of a vitamin.

This tidbit and many others can be found in The Doctors Book of Home Remedies.

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  • TheDailyHerb Jun 4, 2009

    James, this is just what I’ve been looking for to help me be able to fly again. Have you tried Vit C for this? Did it work? I know high, sudden doses can cause diarrhea (dosage levels affect people differently). Should I build up to this level slowly?

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