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Symptoms of Astronauts After Return Sound Familiar

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

  1. beaker

    beaker ME/cfs 1986


    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
    warriorseekspeace and Andrew like this.
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderation Resource Albuquerque


    You are not reaching! Vanderbilt's Dysautonomia center and NASA have done joint research on this. Here is one story:

    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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