I am a healthy 52 year old woman, just back from a diving trip in Indonesia two weeks ago with strange symptoms: for ten days I have had burning, glassy, red eyes (the white part is very pink/red, but without the "bloodshot" veiny look). In the morning they are cemented shut with stringy yellow goo. I also feel tight in my chest, but am not coughing, and my inner throat muscles feel "bruised" and sore (no, I have not been practicing any Linda Lovelace moves). When I cough, sneeze or yawn, the muscles in my throat and inner neck, and my esophageal sphincter hurt like ***l. It is not like a regular sore throat, which is more on the surface mucosa and tonsils--it's in the tendons and muscles. I feel slightly tired/depressed, but am getting plenty of sleep and have no emotional turmoil. I have been using an antibiotic/cortisone eye drop and the eye discharge is gone, but not the redness and burning sensation. I also have a slight headache in the back of my head/neck. Any divers out there with similar symptoms? Could it be from breathing the O2 and holding the regulator mouthpiece in my teeth for 3 dives a day?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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