The Pendleton Panther

Young Girl Can’t Stop Sneezing

Posted on: November 12, 2009

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Lauren Johnson

Lauren Johnson is a 12 year old girl that has not stopped sneezing in weeks. She sneezes about 12 times a minute and that works out about 12,000 times a day. She has seen many professionals including doctors, a psychologist and a hypnotist, who have not been able to stop it. She said it started on November 1 and has not stopped since. She states “It gets old after a while.” Desperate to find someone who can help,  Lauren and her mother visited The TODAY Show in New York, they talked about Lauren’s bizarre condition with Ann Curry and NBC’s chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman.  The young girl has tried 11 different drugs and none of them have helped or had very little effect on her. Doctors suggested Lauren might have something called “intractable psychogenic sneeze” a little understood syndrome that has been identified in only about 40 other people around the world.

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