Allergies, viruses, tics … What happens to Katelyn Thornley. For a month, this young 12 year old girl, living in Texas, is the prey of sneezing fits. Problem, these episodes have nothing ephemeral since they last all day and even at night. At the point that the life of this American becomes totally punctuated by this ailment.
“I have all the time stomach hurts, my legs are sore,” Katelyn Thornley lists in a report broadcast on Fox News . “I feel very weak and I can barely eat.” The girl is not suffering from a nasty flu, but constantly sneezes. She made the accounts: on average, sneezing occur 20 times a minute, 12,000 times a day.
Several experts consulted
These crises began one month ago. Initially “fitfully” and if they are repeated again and again. Sneezing “came out of nowhere,” said Katelyn Thornley, who initially thought to allergies. The frequency of such attacks has become such that the girl can not go to school, she can not play the clarinet either. And after seeing six specialists, the cause of the sneezing is not found.
For some, this is trivial allergies. Others cite the presence of a virus, or the result of too much stress. 26 on Fox, a specialist explained that these could come from sneezing tics that would allow it to relieve itching inside the nose.
Powerless against the mysterious ailment that affects their daughter, parents hope that a doctor will be able to help them. “Whatever topic you are addressing, it irritates, it’s very easy to call it a crisis,” laments the father of Katelyn Thornley. “Sometimes I would leave my body for a time to see me sleep in peace,” said the girl, “because even in my dreams, I sneeze.”
Today, for to have a few hours rest, Katelyn Thornley takes antihistamines, drugs that fight against allergies. For now, the teenager found a single tip: listen to Beatles songs to fall asleep.