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I am going SNUBA diving for first time am having some anxiety about it . Also motion sickness on boat ride in the Florida keys to SNUBA...CAN I take ?

I am going SNUBA diving for first time am having some anxiety about it 
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Nausea no good: A couple of medicines in general that can help with motion sickness are dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and less drowsy dramamine (dimenhydrinate). If you need some medicine to help with anxiety you need to visit you regular physician. ...Read more

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What does a commercial diving physical consist of?

What does a commercial diving physical consist of?

Commercial Driving: The test involves a general physical examination, hearing test, vision test, urinalysis, and urine drug screen. You get a certification to be fit and depending on the findings it may be valid up to 2 years maximum (note this is for wisconsin dot. ...Read more

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Have high bp, can I sky dive?

Have high bp, can I sky dive?

Blood pressure: If you have well controlled BP and are otherwise normal, sky diving is reasonable. ...Read more

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Can i dive after my ope.Big lorrys.?

Haven't a clue: what an "ope,Big lorrys" is. Please clarify and re-ask so that we can better assist you. ...Read more

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Could a kidney becomes smaller after diving?

Increased : Atmospheric pressure from diving should not shrink kidneys. ...Read more

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What is effect on retina from repeated diving from high platform?

What is effect on retina from repeated diving from high platform?

No known Problems: There aren't any known retinal problems that you should expect to experience from this. ...Read more

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What is worse than swimming backstroke and someone dive on your face?

What is worse than swimming backstroke and someone dive on your face?

Ouch: How about having a serious neck injury and having your child jump from the side of the pool and land directly on top of you head. Wow - did that hurt!! ...Read more

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Is it bad for your health to dive into snow after a long, hard workout?

Is it bad for your health to dive into snow after a long, hard workout?

Why?: At ur age u could tolerate it, but as 1 ages ur heart may not react well ; there can b serious consequences. ...Read more

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Should i be concernded that its hurts to cough after a volleyball dive? I dove for a ball and landed on my right side and now it hurts to cough

Should i be concernded that its hurts to cough after a volleyball dive? I dove for a ball and landed on my right side and now it hurts to cough

Taking : Taking a fall on the volley ball court and landing on your chest with subsequent painful coughing leads me to think of 2 possible injuries. The first is a muscle contusion. When you strike a muscle hard enough it becomes injured. The nerve impulses in this area fire when there is a repeated trauma, ie a cough to the area. An intercostal muscle (between the ribs) is often the concern. The second concern if the trauma was violent enough could be a fractured rib. This usually causes pain just with the simple act of breathing. If this continues, and/or there are other symptoms such as coughing up blood or shortness of breath, you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more