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Post Number:#1  Postby shazay » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:49 pm

hey, i always get headache after a dive, any adv?? :crybaby2:  :crybaby2:
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#2  Postby Scorpenesub » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:02 pm

Hi shazay,

Mind telling your diving qualification, OWD or AOWD, and whether you have been diving beyond your limits?
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#3  Postby bijan » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:15 pm

shazay, the contents of this thread have plenty of advice regarding headaches..

Vomit during diving

i always get headache after a dive as well when i just started..since then, what i did was, to ascend slowly..the headaches reduced substantially after that..if its a deep dive, multi-level safety stops(<---correct ar the term) will help oso..
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#4  Postby shazay » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:42 pm

bijan wrote:shazay, the contents of this thread have plenty of advice regarding headaches..

Vomit during diving

i always get headache after a dive as well when i just started..since then, what i did was, to ascend slowly..the headaches reduced substantially after that..if its a deep dive, multi-level safety stops(<---correct ar the term) will help oso..


hi bijan, i'll def check out the adv in vomit during diving...
well since my last dive, i felt the headache on the 2nd dive... and each time i'm on surface interval it gets worse.. (pumping up there in the head), but i'll jst head bek into the waters for my next dive, althou i do feel the headache but it's not as bad as on the surface lar...

how ar??
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#5  Postby Scorpenesub » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:48 pm

Hey shazay,

Perhaps you should seek medical advice.... just to be safe. But as far as i know, when my buddy had her first dive experience, she vomitted and had headaches during surface interval. Many dives later, problem cured itself. So if your problem persist, perhaps you should see doctor.....
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#6  Postby shazay » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:50 pm

scorpenesub wrote:Hi shazay,

Mind telling your diving qualification, OWD or AOWD, and whether you have been diving beyond your limits?



elo... me?? OWD..
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#7  Postby shazay » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:53 pm

scorpenesub wrote:Hey shazay,

Perhaps you should seek medical advice.... just to be safe. But as far as i know, when my buddy had her first dive experience, she vomitted and had headaches during surface interval. Many dives later, problem cured itself. So if your problem persist, perhaps you should see doctor.....




:hello: well try again this weekend if the prob persist... then i'll go check it out...
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#8  Postby bijan » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:54 pm

Slowly Ascend From Every dive..longer safety stops wud help too i think..the trick is, give your body more time to offgas the nitrogen..but if the headache persists, just skip the dive..longer SI

i stand corrected..

divedoc, any inputs on this?
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#9  Postby Scorpenesub » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:10 pm

Hello shazay,

This might be a useful read: Headaches and Diving .....http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/medic ... ticleid=61

and this: http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/medic ... ticleid=68
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#10  Postby sheik » Thu Aug 23, 2007 11:50 pm

Shazay:

we get headaches after diving is perhaps due to lack of sleep a night before. For example, we leave for dive trip on sleepless friday nite; then we dive on saturday morning when we arrive at the island. during the dive, we probably do a lot of yo-yo dive.

all these are possible contributors to our headache after diving.
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#11  Postby John F SeaDemon » Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:00 am

There are several reasons for getting headaches post-dive:

1) not enough sleep the night before, or consumption of alcohol (hangover)

2) holding breath when diving (CO2 retention and build-up)

3) breathing of engine fumes (sitting too close to boat's engines)

4) erratic dive profile

5) tank sits too high on BCD

6) ascending too fast

7) too much nitrogen build up

8) DCS
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#12  Postby scottycam » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:32 am

9- ill fitting mask or mask too tight?
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#13  Postby DiveMonster » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:33 am

i hav no idea y but apparently if i drink lots of fluids b4 diving i dont get headaches
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#14  Postby Sicko » Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:30 am

Biting too hard on your regulator mouthpiece for the duration of the dive may also give you a headache..........in addition to jaw fatigue.
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#15  Postby mie » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:32 am

i agreed with SeaDemon on points no 1,3 & 6... when i  for diving, i really need a gud night rest, drink a lot of water the night before ur first dive & between dives plus try not to breathe the smoke from the boat engine or fuel fume, sometime from smokers as well...  :D no effence to anybody... :D and if u dive with running nose, that also will contribute to the headache not to mention if u r a sinus patient, u will easily get headache during & after dives...

there is one time i go for diving with not enough sleep, i got headache + reverse block + bloody nose... it was so painful at that time... it last for 3 weeks(reverse block)... hardly balance myself when walking, hardly listen to people coversation, talking to people will be a diff thing to do & diff to sleep...  :crybaby2: manage to do only 3 dives during the trip... :crybaby2: :crybaby2: :crybaby2:
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#16  Postby dp » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:06 pm

if i may add,

10++. shallow breathing. You are actually breathing in (again) the CO2 that you breathed out.t
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Re: Headache

Post Number:#17  Postby Mephisto the Heretic » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:44 pm

also another aspect to be look at is your headache may be due to contaminated air on tank...CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning ....which can cause headache...its tasteless and it does not smell....so to detect it may be difficult..may originate from exaust fumes....usually the case..

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Also called: CO poisoning
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that has no odor or color. But it is very dangerous. It can cause sudden illness and death. CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those made by cars and trucks, lanterns, stoves, gas ranges and heating systems. CO from these fumes can build up in places that don't have a good flow of fresh air. You can be poisoned by breathing them in. The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are

Headache
Dizziness
Weakness
Nausea
Vomiting
Chest pain
Confusion
It is often hard to tell if someone has CO poisoning, because the symptoms may be like those of other illnesses. People who are sleeping or intoxicated can die from CO poisoning before they have symptoms. A CO detector can warn you if you have high levels of CO in your home.

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Re: Headache

Post Number:#18  Postby babynemo » Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:57 am

Thanks for the useful information guys :)
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