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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I've been diagnosed!

Some of you know that I get these weird, unexplainable sneezing fits/allergy attacks that totally wipe me out and only go away when I go to sleep.

I haven't been able to pin point what I am allergic too and I get these attacks all year round. When an attack does occur, allergy medicine doesn't help. So I don't really think I'm allergic to something.

Well last night I got another bad attack. so Nancy did some research. She found multiple studies relating stress to sneezing.


Psychogenic Sneezing

or as Phil would call it; Pshyco-Jenna Sneezing

here is one of the studies if you want read it click here

Basically when you get really stressed out your body releases endorphines and for some releases histamines, that is why I'm having allergy attacks an prolonged sneezing.

This is just a study, I know, but still... NOTHING has ever made sense about my attacks and finally something does.

So I'm the weirdo that sneezes when I get really stressed out. Don't make fun of me!


cjvandenbos said...

jenna it makes perfect sense. when im stressed my endorphines make me itch...therefore i look like one big raging red welt :(

The Bains said...

Good thing for Nurse Nancy!

The Lewis and Ruby Blog World said...

Hmmmmmmm....weird. Do you think you were stressed every time you've had an attack?

peteandjenn said...

I just like to eat when I'm stressed out. Maybe I'll try sneezing? I could drop a few pounds.

JW's said...

Why are you stressed...it's christmas:)

Jim and Brea said...

Dr. House would know what it is......sounds like Lupas.