4 weeks ago I was admitted to hospital with head pain. I sneezed and then I felt like I had been hit with a cricket bat, I fell to the floor and the awful pain lasted about 15 minutes. I had lots of tests, scans and a lumbar puncture and given the all clear to bleeds, tumours etc. I have had migraine before but nothing as bad as this pain. My consultant said I had a Primary Thunderclap Headache that I may have another and then I may not, to take another month of work and rest. If I have another thunderclap to go back to hospital to go through all the tests again to rule out the bleeds etc. I have had what I call Mini ones after a sneeze and the pain only lasts a minuet and I am left with a bad headache. I take paracetamol and sleep it off but I am fed up with this now. My question is how long do you think this will go on for and do you know any one who has anything similar? I have looked on the internet when my head is not too bad but could not find any information rega...
Sneezing is a universal reflex which has many different styles and intensities but in most people, serves the same purpose. The first sneeze may occur at any age often starting in infancy. Although sneezing can be annoying, especially when it occurs repetitively, it is an important defense mechanism.
Why do we sneeze?
Sneezing is a reflex response (occurs without conscious thought, through nerve networks between the brain and the upper airway) to a trigger which is often an aerosolized particle. It begins with a trigger stimulating nerve endings in the upper respiratory tract. The upper respiratory tract (URT) includes the nose, mouth, sinuses and throat.
Have you ever eaten something that made you sneeze? The reason why this occurs is because there are nerve based sensors in the nose and throat area which upon being stimulated by certain substances, rapidly send signals to the sneeze center of the brain. The sneeze center is located in an area of the brai...
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