After eating a meal, I always start sneezing. Does anybody else out there in Soul Cast Land suffer from this?  I expect you are laughing as you read this but it has seriously affected my social life. I have stopped going out for meals with my friends because it is so embarrassing.

I don���t suffer from hay fever and apart from this stupid annoying sneezing after eating thing, I seem to be perfectly normal.

I have met this really nice guy, and he has invited me out for a meal.  Help !!!

Creselle xxx



Comments

  • newbieringer said May 8, 2008...
    i sneeze after i eat too. i have been trying to find a reason for this for a long time. so far i have found that its called gustatory rhinitis. go here to learn more. http://www.everydayhealth.com/publicsite/index.aspx?puid=0060e8ea-b13f-4ef0-8a0c-428bf0281185&p=1anyway, i feel your pain. when i first met my husbands family we went out to a restaurant for dinner and i was afraid to eat too much because i new i would sneeze when i got full. good luck! i found that if your friends are really your friends they come to expect it and dont really care.
  • jordyl said Aug 14, 2008...
    Repeated sneezing after eating is called Gustatory Rhinitis. It is most often triggered by OVEREATING. I have this as well and notice if I have smaller meals I do not sneeze - As soon as I begin to feel full I need to stop eating but sometimes there is just a bite or two left so I chow those down and before I can put my fork down I am sneezing. This is particularly rough on me since I am not a lucky one who sneezes in little snits. These are full blown, throw your back out sneezes. You are not alone my dear. You can control this though by eating smaller portions and eating slower so as to allow time for your full stomach to send the stop signal to your brain. Good luck and don't let this inhibit your enjoyment of social activities unless of course you are likely to pee your pants when you sneeze which at my age is a possibility. J. Rice
  • cheekyprodigy said Aug 15, 2008...
    I'm a bit different - I sneeze 2-3 times within a couple of bites ie, early on rather than after. Amuses everyone around me but I put it down to eating too quick but slowing down hasn't made any difference. Very strange but alas, I'm not alone it seems.... yay! Mark, London, age 30
  • Beccaboo said Aug 27, 2008...
    I also sneeze when I eat!! Not all the time but especialy when I eat big meals. It is as though I can feel it begin to happen because my stomach shuts off and I also begin to feel a tiny bit sick. My family thought I was a bit nuts and think it is more psychological than physiological, I am glad to know that it does have a medical name and that there is nothing wrong with my head.
  • pyromac said Sep 11, 2008...
    I sneeze after I get full...it gets funny sometimes becuase all my close friends know I do it...and If I try to be modest and say im full they are like...HA! Your not sneezing dont lie! lol
  • Ryry said Dec 19, 2008...
    hi my name's Ryan. I too suffer with this. It runs in my family, my dad, and my sister suffer with it. My sneezes have people around me in stitches, i must admit, i do look a site, i throw my head back and stick my tongue out which twitches slightly in anticipation for 'the big sneeze', but i dont just do this once, i sneeze around 5 times, and i cant control what my tongue does. You'r probably all laughing now.
  • nikunj said May 28, 2009...
    I am facing same trouble. every day after lunch, burp and sneeze comes simultaneously. additionally i am sneezing before routing stool pass in morning. my father was suffering from the same thing. Thanks Nikunj, India
  • bypasssneezer said Aug 9, 2009...
    I have always sneezed after eating. Then in April, I had gastric bypass surgery. I thought that by not being able to eat more than a morsel of food, I would no longer fall into a sneezing frenzy. Wrong. Now just a teaspoon of mashed potatos can start me sneezing. It does appear to be the signal of the over-full belly because generally after sneezing, I will throw up. Oh, well. I just can't win.
  • bel said Aug 19, 2009...
    WOW, I am not alone out there...I have been doing this for the last couple of years, it is so crazy...I am so glad to find out what to try now...most of the time its always in a resturant, I will try eating smaller and slower !!! Thanks to all that have posted comments !!!
  • mini6s said Aug 20, 2009...
    When I was younger (30's), three sneezes used to take care of it.  As I got older, it took four (40's), and now five (50+).  Amused, my family caught on to the pattern and would count them.  With me it starts abruptly after I'm full (I rarely catch it in time) and is clearly triggered by eating too much in a short period, otherwise it is harmless and short-lived.  Sometimes walking around or stretching helps.  A long, relaxed-pace meal makes an enormous difference.  Perhaps a group of us could meet for dinner and share our experiences!
  • woo-p-cushen said Aug 30, 2009...
    having suffered from crohns most of my life, i believed my problem was related to that or the last operation i had. i would be very ill for 5 years, unable to eat properly for 4 of those, and not at all for 1 yr, this did vary with each flare up, then the last bout i had my 4th operation, and after when i was recovering i couldnt stop, coughing sneezing and vomiting, myself and the doctors thought something had occured during the operation, many tests later that was ruled out, ive now been severly sneezing with nausea for nearly 8 years, and i have finally found out why, thanx to everyone who has commented here, i feel so relieved to know im not alone. altho i already each meals far too small and very slow, so i dont think reducing will help me. mini6s can u imagine the meal, everyone sneezing and the older women all diving for the loo lmao, paints quite a picture in my mind lol :))
  • TaterBug said Aug 31, 2009...
    Sneezy-I too thought that I was the only one that suffered with this. Every time I eat or drink anything, I start sneezing. It doesn't matter how much or how little I consume, I sneeze and this goes on for about 2 or 3 minutes. Does anyone know what triggers these. I was wondering if it also had something to do with having sleep apena or GERDS. This has been going on for several years and I know that no matter what time of day or night, that I am going to sneeze after consuming something.
  • alcooldrugs said Nov 5, 2009...
    I too,sneeze after eating,why,? I dont know,I thought it was just a way of my body saying ,to me that there is something in the food that makes the inside of my nose tickle and his sets of the sneezing trip.sometimes 10 to 15 sneezes .
  • Californya_Girly_Girl said Nov 19, 2009...
    Here's looking at-choo fellow meal sneezers! Alas, I am not alone! I've found some correlations and some not-so-correlations to everyone's posts: It has only been in the past couple years since I've become 30 lbs over my normal thin weight, that I've begun sneezing WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF EATING. It also happens that I've acquired sleep apnea & GERDS since the weight gain. I inevitably will sneeze 15-20 times after eating ANYTHING, HOT OR COLD, in ANY AMOUNT (snacks or meals), ANY TIME OF DAY OR NIGHT, however, beverages don't have this affect on me. I am notoriously the SLOWEST EATER I know. I have NO KNOWN ALLERGIES, and have wondered if there's something that triggers a tickle in my nose, but again, it doesn't seem to matter what I've eaten. Quite a few years ago, my sister & I noticed we both also experience what we call the "after meal cough", which produces phlegm, no matter what type of food we eat. I figured this to probably be related to irritation of some sort. As far as the sneezing though, sometimes I have little "ah-choo" sneezes, and sometimes they're huge earth-shattering sneezes. When in public, I merely excuse myself to the ladies' room. A Filipino nurse once told me the trick to stop sneezing. Sometimes it works for me, sometimes it's simply helps clear the system for more sneezes to come, however, not usually many more. In any event, blow nose into tissue thoroughly, then using a separate tissue, wet it and wipe inside the nostril area to remove any possible irritants or debris. This isn't a cure, but helps relieve the symptom. And yes, our body has specially designed ways for ridding it of irritants! Susie Q (aka: Sneezy Q)
  • norseman said Jan 10, 2010...
    I would recommend finding a doctor well versed in alternative medicine - Chinese. Here in Austin we have lots of alternative practices to choose from. The sneezing can be related to a wheat allergy or something similar. Bacteria in the stomach, large intestine and lungs can develop or get out of balance. Bacteria thrive on sugar-carbs. Changing your diet to a high protein low carb diet along with some herbal treatments for bacteria and/or parasites could make a big difference. The stomach and lung meridians effect one another. I have suffered from the same symptoms as most above have mentioned. I'm off wheat (on a high protein low carb diet) and taking herbs under supervision. I'm doing much better! Don't just simply go with a medical label and nasal steroids. You're only treating the symptoms, not the underlying cause.
  • CalifornyaGirlyGirl said Jan 21, 2010...
    KUDOS to Norseman and his recommendations!  A wiseman indeed!  Websites below contain some educational information, and additional alternative practices, which also contribute to a wholesome balanced healthy you.  Intestinal and colon health, including proper nutrition, are extremely important to our well-being. DIGEST THIS...FOOD FOR THOUGHT:http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/yrdd/    GET REJUVENATED:http://www.livingwaterrejuvenation.com/(Search for a qualified center in your area) AN APPLE A DAY:http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.htmlhttp://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/index.htmlhttp://bragg.com/products/acv.html And don't forget to "Eat a Rainbow of Colors Everyday for Optimal Health, Beauty and Longevity!"  
  • pbell said Jan 22, 2010...
    I cannot believe I found others like me. I started out just sneezing at restaurants but as years passed, I am now 60 and I sneeze after anything I eat. My husband used to say well I guess its time to leave, Paula's started sneezing. Those who know me now wait for the sneezing. I sneeze many times not just alittle and as I get older it gets more so. Sorry for all of you, but it always helps to have a name and company.
  • Bulldog said Mar 31, 2010...
    You guys are all freaks and I'm glad I found more like me. I sneeze after every meal. It doesn't have to be a big meal either. Heck, I sneeze after chewing gum. Usually with in 30 seconds after I quit chewing. On average 4-5 sneezes. My friends and family are all used to it. They all say, "He's done eating".   Nice to have a name to the condition. Thanks for everyone stories.
  • kabarnha said Nov 14, 2010...
    I have Systemic Lupus.  Does anyone know if sneezing after eating may be side effect of the disease.  I sneeze out there are tears streaming down my face.
  • Guitarman said Nov 18, 2010...
    Like so many others I can say I am amazed other people suffer from this crazy condition - I have never bothered to look it up on the internet because I thought I was unique or should I say 'weird'. I travel a lot on business so I am always eating in restaurants. I get so embarassed and I usually retire to a rest room for 2 or 3 minutes. My sneezing bout usually starts 4 to 5 minutes after starting my meal and lasts for 12 or 13 sneezes - then I'm fine. Anyone found a cure?
  • LewyLewis said Dec 12, 2010...
    I am LewyLewis the sneezer I sneeze after eating to much to quick and especially breakfast ceral can get me sneezing about 3-5 times I sneeze when I sneeze and loud everyone looks. I believe "jordyl said on Aug 14, 2008...." Second Tag on this forum is the best answer for this condition and also my son he is seven months old eating Breakfast Ceral Weetbix, this morning he sneezed 10 times... So he has the same condition and he loves his food like his dad... Repeated sneezing after eating called Gustatory Rhinitis sounds like my condition I am with JORYL... Thanks LewyLewis
  • Snotty said Aug 25, 2011...
    I too suffer a form of the "after dinner sneezing fit". I have since I can remember. My father, sister, and brother (and ALL their offspring) also sneeze after eating. I sneeze following any given meal and on occasion, after beverages. Occasionally, the first cup of coffee in the day will cause a sneeze or two. I do not have to be full to sneeze. There are times after a meal or snack when I feel a sneezing fit coming on, then the urge suddenly goes away and I become stuffy and snotty. When this happens, I find it helpful to stare at a light or step out into the sunshine (sunshine purly by itself with no food ingested at all will cause a sneeze from time to time)...I thought for a time maybe it had something to do with vitamin D? The light thing is also across the family board. My sister is the worse, my brother, then me...I sneeze less often than they do. They sneeze about every meal. Some days, I may luck out on a meal or two and not sneeze, then other days will sneeze anytime I put something in my mouth. My sympathies to all who have this most pain in the rear condition.

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