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  1. We are considering moving to a city with a dry climate and an elevation of 7,000 feet. I have never been at a high elevation for more than 2 or 3 weeks at a time. I know how it impacts me in the short-term, but I'm not sure how it would affect me after a few months. Have any of you moved from a low elevation to a high elevation? How did you handle the transition? Did your body eventually adjust okay? If the place you live in is also very dry, I'd be interested to know how the dry climate affects you as well. In the first couple of weeks at a high elevation (5,000 - 7,000 feet) I have a higher heart rate and lower oxygen saturation. The first 24 hours are especially hard. I get very tired, sleepy, short of breath, my lungs hurt, and my oxygen saturation stays at 93% while resting. After a couple of days it improves some, but my saturation rates still drop to 95% with activity. Although 95% is considered to be in the normal range, I always feel more tired when my saturation levels are at or below 96%. Even while resting at a high altitude, my oxygen saturation doesn't get back up to 99% or 100% like it is normally for me. I have never lived at an elevation above 1,600 feet, and I'm not sure how a high altitude would affect me long term. The area we are considering moving to would also be very dry. I have lived in a very dry climate before in Alaska, and I handled that pretty well. My gastroparesis wasn't as much of an issue back then, though, so I'm not sure if I will be able to orally take in the fluids I would need to live in a dry climate again. There's no real way to know how a high altitude and dry climate will affect me long term without moving and seeing how it goes. But if anyone can share their experience of moving to a high altitude and/or living in a dry climate, I would be very grateful! Thanks, Rachel
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