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    Re: .... what just happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by izze  View Original Post
    I am a doctor, I also happily live in a country that allows me to ignore lawyers in regards to health care so I'll offer some advice.

    First of all you need to be properly evaluated for cardiac arythmias and epileptic seizures for that matter. I would definitely avoid diving until you're cleared. Also I would not call a bp of 140/90 hypertension and it is definitely not the cause of you losing consciousness.
    I am a doc, too and agree with Izze (although I live in a country hounded by lawyers!!!)

    More likely a dysrhythmia or a seizure as he already said. Got to chase the horses before looking at zebras (Multiple Sclerosis).

    In any event, wishing you well! Hope the problem can be diagnosed and treated without affecting your diving!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s. McWilliam  View Original Post
    You will love this . . .

    I got doctored all right, it was a non steroid anti-inflamitory, that I no longer take.
    Thats good news right?

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    Re: .... what just happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamdive  View Original Post
    I am a doc, too and agree with Izze (although I live in a country hounded by lawyers!!!)

    More likely a dysrhythmia or a seizure as he already said. Got to chase the horses before looking at zebras (Multiple Sclerosis).

    In any event, wishing you well! Hope the problem can be diagnosed and treated without affecting your diving!!
    I'm also a doctor and agree with the other two doctors' opinions. Non steroidals increase your BP by themselve. The BP readings that you've given us is not very high, if you are use to working in a hospital setting. I would go for the epilepsy, MS, cardiac arrythmia possibilities.

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    Wow!, I'm glad to here you got it all sorted out and it was something easy.
    Dive On!

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    Re: .... what just happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by s. McWilliam  View Original Post
    Well, thank you for your concern. It took a while to unravel things. I has knee surgery some years ago and was prescribed medication in the family of drugs I mentioned. My physician retied. For a time I would go to a walk in clinic and as it was not a narcotic the prescription was refilled no problem. I again found another GP and things continued on. Long term use exacerbates side effects, including, seizure, stroke, heart attack and death. I had a drug reaction. Yes we have universal health care, no I am not filing an action against my doctor. It was uncomfortable, disturbing and scarred my family and friends. It happened, it is over.
    I still don't quite follow this. How were you able to link it to the NSAID? Glad you think it is over. Happy and healthy diving!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s. McWilliam  View Original Post
    Actually, the diagnosis was made by my wife Elizabeth. Stopped taking it problem went away.

    Our GP and the Cardiologist concur. It is frustrating and humbling to wait on a neurologist so you can make a diving medical that you might ask of any student of diving.

    The wretched indignation of being outed, as a practising heterosexual on a rebreather forum is one thing. After just swapped out the lenses on the wife’s mask, only to find it is snowing so hard I can not take the kids to the pool is unsufferable.

    It is Canada, it is not perfect
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    Glad you are back Scott without any of those weird symptoms!!!! Wishing you an awesome and healthy dive year.

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    Re: .... what just happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by s. McWilliam  View Original Post
    It is Canada, it is not perfect
    As socially great as the medical system philosoply is here in Canada, the billing system implemented is less than desirable; it actually creates mediocre doctors and less than mediocre specialist.

    I did not realize this until I met up with an old university friend who is now head of kidney and liver transplants at Harvard. He gave me a rundown of how the system works here (well, in BC at least).

    Recently, my friend here in ON was so sick and she went to a walk-in clinic and the doctor prescribed her an antibiotic dosage that was equivalent to a complete c-pack for each dose for her body weight; effectively poisoning her. Needless to say she ended up in emergency, but she's OK now, luckily.

    But, I love this country and had the return after travelling around the world for 15 years and have some Canadian friends who have sworn never to return to Canada. There are many worse places.
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    Re: .... what just happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by kennethw  View Original Post
    As socially great as the medical system philosoply is here in Canada, the billing system implemented is less than desirable; it actually creates mediocre doctors and less than mediocre specialist.

    I did not realize this until I met up with an old university friend who is now head of kidney and liver transplants at Harvard. He gave me a rundown of how the system works here (well, in BC at least).

    Recently, my friend here in ON was so sick and she went to a walk-in clinic and the doctor prescribed her an antibiotic dosage that was equivalent to a complete c-pack for each dose for her body weight; effectively poisoning her. Needless to say she ended up in emergency, but she's OK now, luckily.

    But, I love this country and had the return after travelling around the world for 15 years and have some Canadian friends who have sworn never to return to Canada. There are many worse places.
    I am a doc and hope to never need one!!! There are bad ones EVERYWHERE!!! Sorry to be so negative, but......there are a lot of "bad apples, pears, peaches, and peanuts out there". Oh, just because your doc is nice does not make him/her competent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamdive  View Original Post
    I am a doc and hope to never need one!!! There are bad ones EVERYWHERE!!! Sorry to be so negative, but......there are a lot of "bad apples, pears, peaches, and peanuts out there". Oh, just because your doc is nice does not make him/her competent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Isn't this true for every job out there?

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    wow is what comes to my mind... its amazing.

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