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Old 10-29-2019, 04:09 PM   #1
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Headache question

Hi Everyone,
The next after my last 3 spearing sessions I have had a sharp headache on the top left side of my head. It only hurts when pressurize my head i.e. when i sneeze, cough, blow my nose or bend down.
The first time I thought it was because I was maybe not as hydrated as Id like to be before a dive day, but the next 2 I was super hydrated.
Im not sure what to do about this.
Any info/feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 10-30-2019, 08:02 AM   #2
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Re: Headache question

On Scuba? I switched to nitrox for headaches and it helped. I also popped a couple motrin before a dive.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:34 AM   #3
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Sounds like sinus issue. Stay hydrated, try some Afrin, and blow out everything before diving. Also, don't skip breath or breath too shallow if on scuba (CO2 build up headache).
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:44 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention that im freediving not scuba. During my dives im fine, zero issues, its just the next day


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Old 10-31-2019, 04:04 PM   #5
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Get yourself checked out by your Doc, worth it as you then have peace of mind and anything untoward can be nipped in the bud.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:16 PM   #6
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Hi Everyone,
The next after my last 3 spearing sessions I have had a sharp headache on the top left side of my head. It only hurts when pressurize my head i.e. when i sneeze, cough, blow my nose or bend down.
The first time I thought it was because I was maybe not as hydrated as Id like to be before a dive day, but the next 2 I was super hydrated.
Im not sure what to do about this.
Any info/feedback would be greatly appreciated.


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Hi mate, I have been spearfishing (freedive) for 20 years and have had headaches the entire time. I also thought it was due to hydration but it isn't. I get them about 50-70% of dive days. I have come to the conclusion that it is repeated high Co2 build up from diving combined with pressure that causes it.

I have just learnt to live with it and have Panadol with me always when diving and after diving. Those rare days when you don't get a headache are a blessing.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:22 AM   #7
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Don't take a chance, people are different, one guy's headache could be another's brain tumour. Now that is worst case and not very likely, but ignoring things is what landed me in hospital. Self-diagnosis is not a good idea!
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