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Posted : June 13, 2008
hi its me again with a strange problem i had after diving at stoney cove i did 3 dives in total first was to 16 m (average)for 30 mins then a 2hr s.i. 2nd dive to same depth and time and then a 1 hour 30 min s.i. final dive was 12 m average for 30 mins no probs at all till i got home and had a a real pain in my index finger on my right hand for no reason and is still acheing a bit now almost like reheumatism . also on the drive home i was having really hot gas (belching) a bit like acid intergestion. but very often and hot. its all calmed down now a day after the diveing but im just wondering if i did something wrong or is it nothing to do with the diving
your opinion would be most helpful
many thanks from pete

Posted : June 13, 2008
That all sounds very odd. It's worth repeating our mantra: "if it wasn't there before the dive and is now, it's DCI until proven otherwise". If all the symptoms have cleared up then not to worry, but I have seen cases of DCI involving finger joints and indigestion. So if there is no obvious alternative explanation you ought to see a dive doc to rule DCI out. Our number is 07940 353816.
Regards, Dr O
Answer provided by Dr Oliver Firth
Dr Ollie Firth
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