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Has anyone else got this condition? Photic sneeze reflex Watch

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    I used to sneeze on bright light but no more, I also never used to be able open my eyes when I was exposed to light suddenly.
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    Ooo, it sounds like a cool thing to have. :sexface:
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    OHMYGOD!!!
    I have this!!!! Everyone thinks I'm a weirdooo sneezing everytime the sun comes out!
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    Yep, my mum has it too. It's really annoying.:sadnod:
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    (Original post by Lasuil)
    Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photic_sneeze_reflex


    for ages I never knew I had this but whenever I go upstairs (my room is in the cellar, has been for about a year but I had this before I lived here) I sneeze. The change in light just gives me the sneezes XD or when I turn on a light at night...I'm liable to sneezing. Also looking up in the sky when it's super sunny or at least really blue will make me sneeze.

    Just wondering if anyone else has got this neither of my parents do, which goes against the whole thing of it being heredity.

    i believe its about 25% of people who have this, myself included


    whenever i mention it to someone who doesnt have it they're always like 'wtf?'
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    I always sneeze in bright sunlight, so yes, probably.
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    I have this and people I know who don't just don't seem to understand it at all!
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    I do! i found out what it was fater years of it buy reading New Scientist magazine glad im not alone!
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    (Original post by fire2burn)
    Bet your parents had no problems getting you lot out of bed in the morning, just wack open the curtains or flick the light on and boom sneezes will wake you up.

    It seems vaguely useful actually.
    It doesn't work if you keep your eyes closed.
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    I've got it aswell, never come across anyone else with it though
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    Omg my friend has this but I never believed her! She always sneezes when she looks towards sun
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    yay just sneezed 3 times after turning up the brightness of my laptop XD
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    Yea so does my dad. Tbh I think it happens to everyone at least once in their life.. not a big deal?
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    the symptoms are familiar. the name of the disease sounds funny
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    (Original post by Installation)
    Nope. But it seems quite helpful at times when you feel like you're about to sneeze and you don't, which sucks :P
    I deliberately look at lights when this happens
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    (Original post by ABeautifulMind)
    Yea so does my dad. Tbh I think it happens to everyone at least once in their life.. not a big deal?
    i guess it can happen to everyone once but the deal with it is it happens to me 8/10 times....
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    I have that - it's so annoying. ._. It's like, any time the sun decides to poke its head out of the cloud I have to sneeze. ¬_¬
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    Photic sneeze reflex is an autosomal dominant hereditary trait which causes sneezing (due to naso-ocular reflex) when exposed suddenly to bright light, possibly many times consecutively. It is also referred to as photic sneeze response, sun sneezing, photogenic sneezing, the photosternutatory reflex, being photo sensitive, allergic to the sun, ACHOO syndrome, and Achooism,[citation needed] named after the sound made when sneezing, along with its related backronym Autosomal dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst syndrome. The condition affects 18-35% of the human population and is more common in caucasians

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    (Original post by Lasuil)
    Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photic_sneeze_reflex


    for ages I never knew I had this but whenever I go upstairs (my room is in the cellar, has been for about a year but I had this before I lived here) I sneeze. The change in light just gives me the sneezes XD or when I turn on a light at night...I'm liable to sneezing. Also looking up in the sky when it's super sunny or at least really blue will make me sneeze.

    Just wondering if anyone else has got this neither of my parents do, which goes against the whole thing of it being heredity.
    photic sneeze reflex aka fritzl-nose?
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    (Original post by Lasuil)
    Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photic_sneeze_reflex


    for ages I never knew I had this but whenever I go upstairs (my room is in the cellar, has been for about a year but I had this before I lived here) I sneeze. The change in light just gives me the sneezes XD or when I turn on a light at night...I'm liable to sneezing. Also looking up in the sky when it's super sunny or at least really blue will make me sneeze.

    Just wondering if anyone else has got this neither of my parents do, which goes against the whole thing of it being heredity.
    I hade that. i also sneeze when i pluck my eyebrows.
 
 
 
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