Saturday, November 13, 2010

Needing to sneeze

If you notice I am catching up on posting today :)  I had some half-finished posts and I figured I should get them done.

I think many people don't realize that I almost always have a need to sneeze.  It can vary in intensity, but it is always there to one level or another.  Its like a tingling or tickle deep in my nose and it spreads when I actually am going to start sneezing.  It can spread really slow or really fast or at almost any speed.   I don't like it super fast because then I am not ready for the fit.  Its best when it spreads slow enough so I can get ready for it and even get away by myself before the fit starts.

The intensity of the tickle depends on how bad my allergies are at the time.  On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being sneezing, I often am around a 5 or 6.  It can be a bit distracting sometimes but as I mentioned at least it helps me sometimes be able to keep track of when I am about to start sneezing.  If its in the winter and I am not around anything I am allergic to at all for a while, it gets as low as a 2.  When my allergies are really bad it can sometimes never go below a 9.

From what I have been told, most people sneeze and that feeling of needing to sneeze goes away for a while.  For me it doesn't.  No matter how much I sneeze, that feeling of needing to sneeze is still there.  It is usually lessened for a while after a fit at least.  Its like sneezing fits just give me partial relief.

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty incredible. When your allergies are at a high and you're floating around that 9 range you can easily go into a sneezing frenzy almost at will!
    The importance of not sneezing around people is pretty interesting too. You'd rather have the tickling at a slow constant feeling than a quick/less torturous feeling just to have the time to get away from people. You're shyness is so cute! :)