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Posted : October 31, 2006
Sorry, didn't tick the 'read the terms' box before posting my question, so not sure if it got to you.
My partner is 50 and is and epileptic. His condition has been controlled by medication for the last 30 years and it is very rare for him to have a fit. The last one was more than a year ago and they have only ever occurred at night. Would it be OK for him to do a first dive? We would be flying into the dive destination the day before the dive and flying out the day after. Thanks.


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Posted : October 31, 2006
Sadly not.
You have to be fit free and OFF all meds for 5 years before giving diving a go.
YOurs
Dr J
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
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