Meet the 12-year old girl who sneezes up to 12,000 times every day

A schoolgirl has been left in constant pain from a mystery condition which causes her to sneeze 12,000 times a day.

A schoolgirl has been left in constant pain from a mystery condition which causes her to sneeze 12,000 times a day.

A schoolgirl has been left in constant pain from a mystery condition which causes her to sneeze 12,000 times a day.

3 weeks ago, 12-year old Katelyn Thornley began to sneeze, and she's not stopped since.

She erupts in a continuous burst of high-pitched 'achoos' that's around 12,000 sneezes every day.

Katelyn has been sneezing around 20 times a minute for the past month and has seen six doctors but no one can figure out the cause.

Medics do not believe the sneezing, which has caused the youngster to miss school is caused by allergies or a virus, CBS News reported.

The fits only stop when Katelyn sleeps - which she manages by taking Benadryl and listening to Beatles music.

Katelyn told CBS: "It just started in little spurts. I just started sneezing. I thought it was like, oh, I'm just allergic to something.

"But now the sneezing fits are taking a serious toll. I'm constantly in pain with my abdomen, my legs are hurting because I've been weak and I can barely eat."

"Sometimes I wish I could leave my body for a little while so I could watch myself sleep because even in my dreams, I sneeze."

Katelyn and her parents have gone public with her plight in the hope that somebody with knowledge of whatever condition she might be suffering from will come forward and offer help.

Watch her video below.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

4 side effects of being a virgin for too long, according to research

4 side effects of being a virgin for too long, according to research

Twerking Wendy Shay threatens to snatch someone's man with her slim waist in 'wild' video

Twerking Wendy Shay threatens to snatch someone's man with her slim waist in 'wild' video

Ayisha Modi goes naked on IG as she flaunts her newly ‘acquired’ body (VIDEO)

Ayisha Modi goes naked on IG as she flaunts her newly ‘acquired’ body (VIDEO)

Police save little boy who hid inside aeroplane’s engine to travel abroad (video)

Police save little boy who hid inside aeroplane’s engine to travel abroad (video)

Serious prayer & tongue-speaking by passengers as aeroplane develops fault mid-air (video)

Serious prayer & tongue-speaking by passengers as aeroplane develops fault mid-air (video)

19-year-old girl stabbed multiple times in Accra after catching her brother & mother having sex

19-year-old girl stabbed multiple times in Accra after catching her brother & mother having sex

You should not do any of these while visiting the Oba's palace in Benin

You should not do any of these while visiting the Oba's palace in Benin

Nollywood veteran Clem Ohameze receives N8M for spinal surgery

Nollywood veteran Clem Ohameze receives N8M for spinal surgery

Highlights from Wizkid's show at the O2 Arena: featuring Buju, Tems, Chris Brown, Burna Boy, DJ Tunez and more

Highlights from Wizkid's show at the O2 Arena: featuring Buju, Tems, Chris Brown, Burna Boy, DJ Tunez and more