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Old 04-24-08, 11:38 PM   #1
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I have an odd health issue

When I sneeze I have fits. I'll sneeze a dozen times or more in a row. My father is the same way, however for me it has become worse of late. I've passed out three times this month because I hyperventilated from sneezing, and just had no choice but to sit down for a moment because of a sneezing fit. The doc tells me, "You just sneeze a lot" and offers me claratin or some such.

My concern is driving and flying. I'm afraid I've stepped into an epileptic like area. Not that I'm having seizures, but controlling a vehicle while sneezing 16 times and then passing out is rather--dubious. My other concern is if I bring these worries to my MD do I risk loosing my license, which may very well be permanent as far as my pilot's ticket goes. And that would suck, especially if this passes with the pollen season.

Sorry, just a late night worry.
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Try a neti pot? Edit I originally typed "try the neti Pot?" But that sounded like there was one being passed around.
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Allen, I also sneeze a lot of times in a row. Always have, but it doesn't sound as bad as what you have.

I've never once come close to passing out. Have you tried sex during the fits to make it stop? It might be tough to stand on your head in the middle of it though...
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Try Ocean Saline Nasal mist.....

Sometimes sneezing is triggered by a slight drying of the nasal membranes and the accompanying itch and irritation, plus it will help rinse any pollen from your sinuses, in a manner similar to the Neti Pot.

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When I sneeze I have fits. I'll sneeze a dozen times or more in a row. My father is the same way, however for me it has become worse of late. I've passed out three times this month because I hyperventilated from sneezing, and just had no choice but to sit down for a moment because of a sneezing fit. The doc tells me, "You just sneeze a lot" and offers me claratin or some such.

My concern is driving and flying. I'm afraid I've stepped into an epileptic like area. Not that I'm having seizures, but controlling a vehicle while sneezing 16 times and then passing out is rather--dubious. My other concern is if I bring these worries to my MD do I risk loosing my license, which may very well be permanent as far as my pilot's ticket goes. And that would suck, especially if this passes with the pollen season.

Sorry, just a late night worry.
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Try a neti pot? Edit I originally typed "try the neti Pot?" But that sounded like there was one being passed around.
Try the Salt-water, Coffee, Whiskey regimen with the Neti Pot. That will clear out anything in there.
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^^^Oh stop, be nice~

I used to have sneezing fits as well. Not enough to make me pass out but enough to make me lose a regular pattern of breath in my lungs for a bit.

+1 for the Neti pot.
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Allen, I also sneeze a lot of times in a row. Always have, but it doesn't sound as bad as what you have.

I've never once come close to passing out. Have you tried sex during the fits to make it stop? It might be tough to stand on your head in the middle of it though...
You know come to think of it, I don't know that I've ever sneezed during sex.

Digital massage is right out. Have no wish to be found passed out with my finger.....
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^^^Oh stop, be nice~

I used to have sneezing fits as well. Not enough to make me pass out but enough to make me lose a regular pattern of breath in my lungs for a bit.

+1 for the Neti pot.
I'll look into it, but it does seem rather unpleasant. But I guess a head wound from the coffee table would be even more unpleasant.

BTW, what the hell are you doing up at four in the morning? Good lord woman, my heart doesn't even beat at four in the morning.
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I would also say explore saline sprays and/or the Neti pot. Neti seemed strange and foreign to this redneck, but I now use mine on a weekly basis at the least. Very soothing and really opens up the sinuses.

A bit off topic, but I have a strange sneeze symptom as well. I seldom sneeze, but when I do, they are often violent and sometimes leave me with a bit of pain in my joints, esp. elbows, wrist, etc. Anyone have anything like this?
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Sometimes ill sneeze really hard and pull a muscle in my back. That hurts.
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I would also say explore saline sprays and/or the Neti pot. Neti seemed strange and foreign to this redneck, but I now use mine on a weekly basis at the least. Very soothing and really opens up the sinuses.

A bit off topic, but I have a strange sneeze symptom as well. I seldom sneeze, but when I do, they are often violent and sometimes leave me with a bit of pain in my joints, esp. elbows, wrist, etc. Anyone have anything like this?
I never have joint pain.
It's not a stretch for me to sympathize if your arms are flailing about like flags in a hurricane.
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You know come to think of it, I don't know that I've ever sneezed during sex.

Digital massage is right out. Have no wish to be found passed out with my finger.....
I'd still try the sex approach...especially if you can convince your partner it's medically necessary.

Save the digital massage for anniversaries.
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*note to self, do not marry Wordbiker in this or any other life. Do not sleep with Wordbiker in this or any other life. NEVER sneeze around Wordbiker, EVAR!*

*note to self go take a shower, NOW!!!!*
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*note to self go take a shower, NOW!!!!*
Now now, don't be so hasty.

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If being a prison wife is the cure, I'll stick with sneezing.
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My concern is driving and flying. I'm afraid I've stepped into an epileptic like area. Not that I'm having seizures, but controlling a vehicle while sneezing 16 times and then passing out is rather--dubious.
Wow I hope you find a way to avoid passing out, I've never heard of a sneezing fit being that bad.

Even without passing out, I just discovered how dangerous sneezing can be. This spring seems to be worse than usual for me for hay fever. I just got back from a ride (gorgeous day ), and towards the end I was cruising at 25 mph on a fast section of road when I started sneezing, and the bike jerked around on the first two sneezes before I took my weight off the bars. A bike is very sensitive to the convulsions when you sneeze! There were a lot of cars so I was a little scared of veering into traffic. I might have to consider taking antihistamine before a ride, which I hate because I get that nervous wired feeling (from the pseudoephedrine I guess?).
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It's because I'm only able to take a shallow breath between sneezes, which lets CO2 build up in my blood, and down I go.

One of the things that bugs the hell outta me is I can't keep my eyes open when I sneeze.
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An indirect thanks.

Or actually, direct thanks for indirect help.

Because of the messages to Allen, I just ordered a Neti pot from Amazon... I think it will be interesting to see what it does for my allergies.
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Try the Salt-water, Coffee, Whiskey regimen with the Neti Pot. That will clear out anything in there.
I skip whiskey and use tequila or mescal, depending on how bad the pollen count is.

Usually, though, I just stick with saline.

+1 for the neti pot.
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One of the things that bugs the hell outta me is I can't keep my eyes open when I sneeze.
No one can Allen.

Some people can't have sex with their eyes open either...evidenced by some of the folks walking around WalMart.
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I don't think I've ever sneezed more than twice in a row, and my allergies are mild to nonexistent, but even so, the neti pot has been a really nice thing to add to the daily regimen. It doesn't make a huge, life-changing, night-and-day difference, but I can definitely tell when I missed it that day.
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Interesting. I can't believe how many people on YouTube are so eager to show themselves using the Neti Pot.
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No one can Allen.

Some people can't have sex with their eyes open either...evidenced by some of the folks walking around WalMart.
*must wash mind clean of WalMart orgy images*
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I'll look into it, but it does seem rather unpleasant.
Not at all. The salinity of the water in the neti pot makes it feel pleasant to your mucous membranes and you breathe through your mouth as you use it. Also, use warm water, not cold.
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