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Thread: The Gag Reflex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    I don't think the gag reflex and feeling seasick are necessarily the same thing - I used to get the gag thing even when underwater, but especially on the surface and the same when brushing my teeth. Getting one of those mouthpieces that moulds to your mouth has helped a lot, but I usually try not to hold it properly in my mouth on the surface, just grip it with teeth and breathe the outside air.
    Oh yeah. I do that.

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    This thread is nowhere near as interesting as it could have been...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomanic View Post
    This thread is nowhere near as interesting as it could have been...
    I've made a few gag
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    There is an acupuncture/pressure point mid way between your chin and lower lip (the ladiomental fold) that can block a gag reflex, try pressing there whilst on the surface. Some practice may help deprogram it, or make it easier to control.

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    Don't resurrect old threads to state the obvious. He knew what the gag reflex was.
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Don't resurrect old threads to state the obvious. He knew what the gag reflex was.
    It's almost like it was the title of the thread!
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    Good image though.

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    One thought - I have found some mouthpieces cause a horrible gag reflex for me too - for example the recent Apex ones which have a thing a bit like a horse bit and I find myself nearly vomiting with these. The older style mouthpiece on nearly all regulars I've never had an issue with


 
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