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altitude, imatinib and CML


Does anyone have any information about the affects of altitude change? I was diagnosed 3  years ago. I am very well controlled on 200 mg of imatinib daily. A recent trip to Denver left me breathless and fatigued. I live at 600 feet elevation while Denver is 5000 feet. Any thoughts?

Completely normal response to the change in altitude for anyone, with or without CML.  I live at 5200' and am constantly telling friends who visit to give themselves time to adapt.  There is even such a thing as altitude sickness.  Happens mostly if you come from low elevation and then try to climb our Rocky Mountains without training or giving yourself time to adapt.  Hope you enjoyed your visit to Colorado!

Thanks for replying. The visit was good. Beautiful place indeed