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sounds familiar

"For the reentry, Sergey, Mike & Satoshi will wear the Russian Kentavr anti-G suit under their Sokol suits. [The Kentavr garment is a protective anti-g suit ensemble to facilitate the return of a long-duration crewmember into the Earth gravity.

Consisting of shorts, gaiters, underpants, jersey and socks, it acts as countermeasure for circulatory disturbance, prevents crewmember from overloading during descent and increases orthostatic tolerance during post-flight adaptation.

Russian crewmembers are also advised to ingest fluid-electrolyte additives, viz., three sodium chloride tablets during breakfast and after the midday meal, each time with 300 ml of fluid, and two pills during the meal aboard Soyuz before deorbit.]"

http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewsr.rss.html?pid=39140

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Yes, it does sound familiar. Somehow though I don't think these people will have doctors who discount their symptoms and assume they're just crazy if they report odd symptoms. : )

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