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#2904
Equalization problems
AOW_dude - 7/16/2010 12:42 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 109

Frenzel + Toynbee + Valsalva =? Equalization problems, have you ever had any?
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Eric_R - 8/09/2014 5:52 AM
[Choose #1] I have had a chronic problem with my right ear all my life. I know to much about ear infections. The great news is that the more I dive the less problems I have. I tried to get a doc to write me a script for diving.LOL
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Tychee - 12/04/2010 2:24 PM
[Choose #2] I had a nasal septum deviation which caused big problems when I first got certified - problems equalizing and nose bleeds upon ascent at the safety stop. Had surgery soon after and since then I’ve had 40+ dives with no problem.
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GB - 9/09/2010 1:59 PM
[Choose #4] Only 1 time with issues... diving with a sever head cold as a rescue diver. had to abort the weekend in the water with students
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james4964 - 8/24/2010 3:04 PM
[Choose #5] wife does everytime has to go down really slow
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dalehall - 8/18/2010 3:38 PM
[Choose #3] Had two different problems One resulted in sore teeth for a couple weeks. (major squeeze) and the other a mask full of blood. (reverse squeeze) Shoulda known better. I was congested prior to the dives. Serves me right.
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Catman - 8/11/2010 11:44 AM
[Choose #5] always slow descent and find what works best for you!
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snhrph - 7/22/2010 4:12 PM
[Choose #1] Minor problems mostly from stuffy nose when I forger to use Afrin.
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seagurl - 7/22/2010 9:32 AM
[Choose #3] i always have problem in equalizing, can manage the first dive. but the second dive with 45-60 mins. interval is difficult. i tried to do the second dive, but cant do it. it really hurts so much that needs to abort the dive :-(
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kpetro - 7/19/2010 7:12 PM
[Choose #2] Takes me a while to equalize, but then make the dive.
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Taino67u - 7/19/2010 5:36 PM
[Choose #1] on one dive I got a sharp pain on my forehead but it went away quickly and the rest of the dive went uneventfull
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kudzu - 7/19/2010 2:20 PM
[Choose #2] I am still having problems 4 weeks out.
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BCStork - 7/19/2010 12:43 PM
[Choose #4] If the pain is too great I abort, but I can usally remove the problem after a few seconds.
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ChocMoose13 - 7/19/2010 12:05 PM
[Choose #1] First divein a week is tricky go slow. After that, OK
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Devo - 7/19/2010 9:45 AM
[Choose #1] but I did have a cold , but still wanted to dive
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Zoltrac - 7/17/2010 11:21 AM
[Choose #1] Thankfully, I have only had equalization problems once, unfortunately that was over a three day Key Largo trip.
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Indiana - 7/16/2010 9:06 PM
[Choose #1] had problem one time just went up 2 feeet and equalized
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Greg - 7/16/2010 1:53 PM
[Choose #1] I take non-drowsy Sudafed sometimes.
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Matt65 - 7/16/2010 12:56 PM
[Choose #5] No problems so far
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LatitudeAdjustment - 7/16/2010 12:07 PM
[Choose #4] As I get older it seems to be more of a problem if I don’t stay ahead of it.