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Your name or email address: You must log in or sign up to reply here. Having a family member with an affective disorder does increase your chances of experiencing depression of an endogenous, or biological, origin. Do you want to get into cave, wreck, or sightseeing for critters. Divers who respond well to medication over a long period, have appropriate decision-making abilities and are cognizant of potential side effects, may be considered for some types of diving.
As anyone who has suffered through it knows, depression can profoundly affect your entire being. Since medications affect a chemical reaction in the brain at ambient pressure on landwe may be concerned about the side effect being influenced by increased partial pressure of nitrogen or potential nitrogen narcosis at depth.
This may diminish with continued use. I have not started taking them yet because there is no stock available for the next two weeks. The interaction between the physiological effects of diving and the pharmacological effects of medications is usually an educated, yet empirically unproven, assumption. Just a warning, we want this community to be about sharing news, stories and experiences, questions and help, and diving photos and video - basically anything diving and dive lifestyle related.
It is essential to my well being. Will definitely contact the dive group in advance and get medical clearance from my doctor, just wanted to see if anyone had experienced bad side effects besides those that the medication treats.
Zoloft, according to the PDR, does not lower the threshold for seizure. If you suffer from depression and take medication for it, your doctor might be able to switch you to a different prescription if the one you are taking has side effects that affect your ability to dive.
Barotrauma to the middle ears, lungs, sinuses and any air-filled bodily cavity is also a hazard. Chew sugarless gum and brush at least daily with fluoridated toothpaste.
Maybe that's not the "pO2" you're referring to.
Choose your username Your username is how other community members will see you. This is to determine what, if any, side affects present and to ensure the proper dosage to treat the situation. Sadly, there has been exceedingly little investigation of how depression and antidepressant drugs really affect the diver. With no testing, there are not going to be test results to put on a web site. Among common signs and symptoms, indecisiveness and poorly sustained concentration perhaps rank highest on the list of concerns.
Here are some available suggestions. Is it realistic to wait until you finish your diving trip before you start to take them? It is not unreasonable to suspect the possibly that their effects could be potentiated by increased partial pressures of nitrogen and additive with those of nitrogen narcosis.
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The merits of each case should be considered, including the type of drugs required, the response to medication and the length of time free of depressive or manic incidents. You have entered an incorrect email address! Each group has its own distinct properties that react chemically in the brain. What I really want to know is: