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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 11:51 am
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grunter
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Anybody dive the weekend, got in late yesterday down south and swam hoping for a steenbras, water was flat and quite warm despite the se that was blowing , quite a bit of small fish activity. My one sinus has been giving me serious hassels , am thinking about going to see a doctor really struggling to equalize it, the pain is excrutiating just above my  one eyebrow, if i really decend slowly and use max energy equalizing it can somtimes equalize but however it is really effecting my diving- anybody every had anything similar. If i dont get it right it feels like  someone is stabbing me in the eye with a dart. Anyway didnt see any steenbras but ended coming in shallower and  took two galiies for my supper. under the grill flecked open with onions and pepper, then eaten off the skin one of my favorite fish.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 12:13 pm
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Grunter... it sounds like you have a Sinusitis... in the Orbital sinus cavity surrounding the eye. You shouldn't be diving with sinus problems. You need to sort them out before you rupture something...

Being unable to equalize a particular sinus on the way down is because the opening to that sinus is blocked with mucus/(snot)... Forcing an equalize is dangerous because you risk rupturing the membrane surrounding that cavity, and worse, in the ear, of rupturing your ear drum... Also, by forcing an equalize manoevre, you just forcing snot into the Eustachian tube, blocking it up completely (the tube that links your ear to your nose) - then you risk having a Reverse block... on the way up - and thats really sore, with it's own set of complications.

If I've had a cold/flu/worried about sinus in the 2 weeks prior to a dive, I always pop a couple of Sudafed an hour before the dive. It dries up your sinuses for a few hours and allows you to equalize without problems... Another one to try is the Clarityne D - works well for my wife... Clarityne ND is the Non drowsy version. And you also get SUDAFED Non-drowsy.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 12:24 pm
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grunter
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Thanks i think i will go and see a qwak, this has been hapening on and off for a while now, 6 months, so I need to get it sorted. Hope nothing is damaged .I havent tried any sinus tablets, thought that they would accelerate your heart rate.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 12:38 pm
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Hi grunter.
Reefman is correct- sudafed works quite well. Be careful of what you use as some of these products can make you drowsy.
Dont push your luck. A mask full of blood, is not the way you want to end your dive.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 12:44 pm
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Thanks Sudefed i will try it this week , i will go for a dive and see if it helps.

thanks

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 12:53 pm
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Hi Grunter,

I have ruptured the cavity before and was unable to dive for 12 weeks,not fun ! Never force equalisation,a friend damaged the "round window" ?? in his ear some time ago and will have a constant ringing in his ear for life as well as be deaf to certain tones,rather call it a day until all clear.

Nice Gallies though  :wfish,down south being Cape Maclear area ? I drove down to Millers on Sunday for a chance at a dive in the kelp,but it was a complete washout.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 01:02 pm
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Thanks hope i havent damaged anything, is your name Dean, freind of Tony' Alvin Jensen.?

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 01:12 pm
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Yes,used to be a member at False Bay.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 01:24 pm
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ok  dont know if you remember, i spoke to you once about meeting for a  dive in Plett we never got it together due to the weather. I was diving in Soetwater yesterday, long swim thanks to the refugees.  

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 01:33 pm
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Yes I do remember.

That part of the coast would have been a good call with yesterdays weather,I got it all wrong.Have you managed to get any Steenies this year ?

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 01:39 pm
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no havent heard of anything either , Tony is pretty close to it dont think there have been any. Heard that there are y/tail with the snoek at roben island this weekend and this morning , so at least some signs of fish around.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 01:52 pm
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I wondered when the Tail would make an appearance at Robben,we had them full up last year in July,managed to get our quota between 3 guys in about 2 hours.

 

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 02:08 pm
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bit of a paddle on my ski , if you need a bakkie boy drop me a mail

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 02:46 pm
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I actually considered paddling out there when I bought the ski,but that idea went down in flames after I took it out for the first time and realised the range wasn't that vast :cool: (at my fitness levels at least).

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 05:58 pm
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I took "Dazit" a while back. It's an antihistamine.

The idea is to try and work out why the sinus is getting inflamed. In my case it was easy. There was (and still is) a scruffy border collie in the house.

Once I had a handle on the allergy I was ok.

The main question is: Why is it always on one particular side?

Nice gallies by the way. Let me guess: vlekked down the back, a little coarse salt, some french bread.

yes please!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 06:57 pm
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tasty very tasty, I leave the scales on ( stops it sticking to grid or pan) , fleck open from the top , salt and pepper place onto seering hot solid steel pan on top of gas stove(no oil or butter), cook through from the skin side untill white halfway through, put on sliced onion and re season and place pan under the grill , few minutes from cooked place on some cubed butter (garlic if you want) and put under the grill for last few minutes. Take out and eat off the blackened skin. be careful not to eat your fingers.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 10:20 pm
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Hi Ant

Go see a Ear, Nose and throat specialist and they will be able to tell you exactly what is wrong! When i was doing my first commercial dive course i had a bit of a cold, wanted to get the dives done so i took some sinutabs, we were down at 30 odd metres and when it came to coming back up it was near impossible, i suffered a reverse barotrauma, and ended up seeing the ENT and he booked me off for 6 weeks, there is a good one at Constantiaberg medi clinic!!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 5th, 2008 12:13 pm
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man.... I have not been in the water for a while now, due to a continuous nose bleed. Apparently there is a blood vessel that ruptures in my nose each time I go below a certain depth. Approx 3-4 meters, as it starts bleeding when diving for crays. Glad it is only a nose bleed after listening to what you guys suffer with..

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Just on the sinusitis note: suddenly about 5 years ago I started suffering from sinusitis, and only now have pinned the culprit as red wine. Now I love my red wine and it's about all I ever drank (Tassies rule), but after eliminating red wine from my "liquid diet", all my sinus problems were gone!

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@Will - I think I would rather have given up diving! LOL!!

@Grunter - howz the sinus going? Did you try Sudafed? Quack? ENT?

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