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Symptoms of Astronauts After Return Sound Familiar

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by beaker, May 14, 2013.

  1. beaker

    beaker CFS/ME 1986

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    Chris Hadfield, the Commander of the International Space Station, returned to earth last evening.
    I read this little blurb and thought, wow, I know what that is like.
    I doubt any of the mechanisms of being in zero gravity cross over to us.But still, I could certainly relate to the symptoms.
    I did take diamox -- used for altitude sickness-- for years to help the pressure in my head, dizziness and other neuro symptoms. Not sure that altitude change is the issue w/ the astronauts.
    I'm not really familiar w/ space travel effects on the body. Anyone ? .
    What do they do to treat those symptoms ?
    Maybe some symptomatic relief clues ?
    I know I know I'm really reaching. Forgive me. It's been a crappy pain filled curled up in a ball in bed kinda day.
    For anyone who missed it. This wonderful music video he made in space :
    Cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity
     
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    beaker

    You are not reaching! Vanderbilt's Dysautonomia center and NASA have done joint research on this. Here is one story: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=8161

    NASA found it was actually cheaper to study dysautonomia patients than astronauts (lots of us) and that the results were similar for both.

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