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    You might want to consider turning the dive next time Forest. Trying to breathe against a laryngeal spasm can cause negative pressure pulmonary edema. You had your age going for you. A younger diver of 20 could have enough diaphragm muscle to trigger negative pressure pulmonary edema where you actually suck blood from your capillaries into your lungs. This also happens during emergence from anesthesia.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bullfrog View Post
    You might want to consider turning the dive next time Forest. Trying to breathe against a laryngeal spasm can cause negative pressure pulmonary edema. You had your age going for you. A younger diver of 20 could have enough diaphragm muscle to trigger negative pressure pulmonary edema where you actually suck blood from your capillaries into your lungs. This also happens during emergence from anesthesia.
    I didn't have to inhale all that hard. At first I thought it was a regulator problem, then I purged, and didn't have to inhale hard since the purge was pushing gas into my lungs.

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    I've had the same thing happen to me a couple times. It is very unnerving. I thought I was going to drown and the most awful thought occurred to me that I was going to drown with full tanks. Fortunately with my medical training I knew what was happening so I relaxed and didn't panic and purged the regulator like you did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TracyN View Post
    I've had the same thing happen to me a couple times. It is very unnerving. I thought I was going to drown and the most awful thought occurred to me that I was going to drown with full tanks. Fortunately with my medical training I knew what was happening so I relaxed and didn't panic and purged the regulator like you did.
    What brought it on? Mine was obvious, I inhaled water.

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