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Old 12-11-2016, 06:30 AM
Robert Anglin Robert Anglin is offline
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I agree with Dan and some of the others. Everyone reacts differently and has different thresh holds. I agree the best way to know is get yourself tested. My only addition is that I have two three good friends that are pulmonary specialist and have asked this question of all of them to get differing views.
To a person all of them told me if they have a patient in care they don't like to see them off of O2 tell their level is above 92-93% and can hold that on their own. I would think from this that maybe that 90% level may even be a few points low in order to stay sharp when up high. Thanks for the tip about the Alt. camber I will have to see when it is going to be in my area as I to like to go high and am not getting any younger. Yours as always, R.E.A. III #80888
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Old 12-11-2016, 06:41 AM
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That is correct. 90 was too low for us, effects were being tired at our destination. I did not mean to imply that 90 was ok. In the hospital, we place just about everyone on oxygen unless they are 92% or higher. That is for people lying in bed watching TV, not trying to multitask at 200 mph in the air!

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Old 12-11-2016, 07:03 AM
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I know myself pretty well when it comes to O2. "Hello, my name is Scott and I'm addicted to O2." Tanya laughs at me sometimes, but on a cross country any significant time for me above about 8k' and I'm sucking the juice. I just feel so much better on the other side. 10k', forgeddaboudit, max flow please. 11k' I'll start to get foggy after a half hour, so you just won't find me there without it. We transfill our own, so I feel like it is nearly free. Our weapon of choice is Mountain High pulse-ox.
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Old 12-13-2016, 01:23 PM
Gisnar Gisnar is offline
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Pulse oximiter on sale at for under $15. I have no financial connection to Frys.
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