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MS and Diving

Discussion in 'Divers with Disabilities' started by mornerossouw, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. BUZU

    BUZU Angel Fish

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    Location: Madrid ( SPAIN )
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    Still good news. Now I am a PADI certified ice diver.
    Cheers mates.
     
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  2. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Way to beat the heat BUZU!! :)
     
  3. skinner112

    skinner112 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sweden
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    Hej guys, i got MS 2 Yrs ago. im using the medicin rebiff atm. i have never had any problems whit diving and i love to dive!! i have just started advanced EAN and recriational trimix course. have any of you guys whit MS had any tec diving experience? i have had no signs of MS since i got it, just abit afraid that it will come back.
    THX/Eric
     
  4. recd

    recd Angel Fish

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    i am not a Doctor, so personal opinion only ( which may have no medical validity). I have MS and have logged over 1000 dive since diagnosis. MS affects everyone differently, Best advice I could give is to discuss your plans with your Neurologist and a DAN dive doctor.

    Personally, with the typical symptoms including: suseptibility to heat, fatigue and cognitive changes; I would reconsider any diving beyond non- deco rec limits. If anything a more consevative profile may be safer. I always dive with an EAN mix of 32%. However I set my computer to 21% and set the depth alarm to 30 metres.

    I also, on advice of dive doctor, always dive with at least 2 other divers, who are aware of my condition. The concern was if my buddy needed rescuing would I have, for example,the strength for a long surface swim whilst towing them?

    Again my opinion only, based on my experience, so may be different for you.
     
  5. skinner112

    skinner112 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Sweden
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    thx for your answer! im done whit my course now and everything is great! i will def dive more conservative and stay away frome ice dives.. i live in sweden i gues i wont be diving winter time :)
     
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  6. Painter

    Painter Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Upstate NY
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    I don't have MS, but I have a demyelinating disease similar to MS. My neurologist is an MS specialist. He is also an experienced diver and encouraged me to go ahead with getting my certification. I'm glad I did.
     
  7. BUZU

    BUZU Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Madrid ( SPAIN )
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    Still staring at the passing fish from below. Great.
    MS is taking its toll but the fortress still resists.
    Cheers mates.
     

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