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Altitude 27-Jan-2005 At 8:49:55 AM bapak
You are 100% right guys the "Dex" I took was an Amphetamine. I thought that it was better that I took my ADHD friend's drugs & go climbing as he would have only been a danger climbing with an "attention deficit".

Coincidently the name of the correct drug for treating Altitude Sickness has the name of "Dexamethasone" (you can see them injecting it on the Film "Vertical Limits") It is NOT Speed but a corticosteroid similar to a hormone produced by the adrenal gland. It helps reduce the inflamation in the lungs that allows oedema to set in and "drown" a climber
at sustained high altitudes.

I've never used the "Viagra Fix" (see my earlier post re the "trial") for Altitude Sickness but had a weird experience going scuba diving the morning after a "big Viagra session" the night before (Adult Party) = whilst down @ 60ft my nose swelled up like it was going to burst in my face mask ! (everything else seemed to be pretty much in control)

Steve :-)

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