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Old 01-27-2012, 05:35 PM
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Do sneezes always seem to come in two's?

Hello Everyone,
I just sneezed and of course, right on schedule a second sneeze followed the first one. This has been the usual pattern for as long as I can remember. I seem to never sneeze only one sneeze, it's always two. I remember talking to my friends about this at one time and they reported the same experience. So, is it just me or is a "double" sneeze the norm? And if it is, why would that be? And yes, I am quite bored today.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:40 PM
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With me, it's usually three to five.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:03 PM
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Mine are usually in the 5-8 range and let me tell ya, nothing impresses the women more than a man in a crazy sneezing fit.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:08 PM
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Quote:
GEORGE: I said 'God bless you'. Was that so wrong?

JERRY: The question is, did you allow a space for the husband to come in with his 'God bless you'? Because as the husband, he has the right to first refusal.

GEORGE: Yes, yes, I definitely waited. But let me say this: Once he passes on that option, that 'God bless you' is up for grabs.

JERRY: No argument. Unless, she's one of these multiple sneezers, and he's holding his 'God bless you' in abeyance, until she completes the series.

GEORGE: Well I don't think she is a multiple sneezer, because she sneezed again later, and it was also a single.

JERRY: What if she's having an off night?
Just wanted to share that bit of gold. I am usually a single sneezer but sometimes a double. I have seen people who can sneeze about 10 times in a row. It's crazy stuff!
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:10 PM
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I heard or perhaps read somewhere, long ago, that most people are consistent in the number of sneezes they have. They might always sneeze once, or twice, or three times, but the number usually does not vary for any individual person.

Unfortunately, I have no idea where this tidbit of information came from, so I couldn't begin to guess whether or not there is any scientific basis for it. I can tell you that 99% of the time my sneezes come in pairs.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:13 PM
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I heard or perhaps read somewhere, long ago, that most people are consistent in the number of sneezes they have. They might always sneeze once, or twice, or three times, but the number usually does not vary for any individual person.

Unfortunately, I have no idea where this tidbit of information came from, so I couldn't begin to guess whether or not there is any scientific basis for it. I can tell you that 99% of the time my sneezes come in pairs.
In my experience, I usually have sneaky sneezes that come in 1's, that is, I really don't feel them coming very early and often don't even have time to cover my mouth or turn my head. About an hour or two ago I sneezed all over my monitor this way, because of this.

However, if i feel a sneeze coming on in advance, it usually comes in twos.

I'd say it's about 60-70% single sneezes, and the rest are doubles. So, I'm an exception to the rule I guess.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:39 PM
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I'm a double sneezer. Almost always two.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:52 PM
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I'm a tripler. Always three...
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Old 01-28-2012, 01:33 PM
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I'm usually a double sneezer. Occasionally more, very rarely less.
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:25 PM
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When I was young it was always 3 sneezes, but now days I either do 3 quick, loud sneezes, usually with some warning they are coming, or one massive hard sneeze that hits without warning. And by massive, I mean ear-splitting and violent. I got hit by one once that cracked my back from just below the neck all the way down because it bent me over so quickly. When I straightened up, everybody in the store was just staring at me in shock. (Including a few with their jaws hanging open.)
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:45 PM
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Nowadays 8 to 10 sneezes 40secs between sneezes - tried all sorts of methods to stop the fit to no avail and can't figure out what causes the onset(do not suffer from hayfever)


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Old 01-28-2012, 08:32 PM
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two almost always.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:41 PM
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One or two, rarely three.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:44 PM
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Almost always three for me. The lady in the next office over sneezes only once, usually, but it's very loud and high-pitched.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:03 AM
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Almost always seven in quick succession.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:18 AM
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I sneeze three times usually. I think people have sneeze patterns.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:54 PM
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I either sneeze once or a whole lot (say a couple of times a minute for a few minutes, much like porqui describes). I almost never sneeze just two or three times.

While I can sometimes point to a particular cause (say, moving dusty boxes or mowing), most of the time there's nothing obvious as a trigger.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:58 PM
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Always one at a time. The only time it's more then one it's usually because I just walked out into the sun, and even then it's still one at a time more often then not.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:10 PM
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Except for when I have a cold I usually have one and done. Or I have 30. Very rarely do I have between that.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:16 PM
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Usually one at a time, and it's a doozy.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:29 PM
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My father is a mutli-sneezer, my mom a single. I am a single, my wife is a single, but our little girl started double sneezing within a day out of the womb.

Don't know what that means.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:35 PM
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There's a thread somewhere I started on precisely this topic. Good luck to anyone better than I am in finding the damn thing.

I sneeze twice when I walk into the sun from darkness.

I hate it when (women, usually) people do little stifled cat sneezes. I always wonder about how that relates toward their psychological makeup.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:48 PM
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I'm one of those 8-10 in a row. My family and coworkers have all learned to wait until I'm finished: otherwise it's, "Bless you - bless you - bless you - shut up already."
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:20 PM
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Most of life: two sneezes, always.

One year of heavy opiate use.

Since then: three sneezes, almost always.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:24 PM
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3 sneezes when stepping outside into sunlight.

1-3 sneezes other times.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:40 AM
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:00 AM
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Once, usually sun induced.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:21 PM
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Always? No. I'm a single-sneezer. The only times I double or triple sneeze are when I've been doing a dusty job (like sweeping wood floors or cleaning out the garage).
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:52 PM
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Do sneezes come in two's? No, but I believe sneeze's come in twos. It's because one sneeze causes another, but not vice versa.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:02 AM
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Often 2. Usually 4 or 5. Sometimes crazy fits of 10 or more. I had some allergies in my house last time I weent to visit folks in FL and there I was sneezing so much in a row that my whole body began to physically ache for a brief time afterwards.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:20 PM
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I often sneeze singly but occasionally get a double. Sometimes I will sneeze three or more times (usually when I am allergic to something like dust or cleaning spray) but there is always a significant gap in between sneezes. Not like some people who have rapid-fire sneezing 'fits'.

So no particular pattern with me.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:49 PM
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I do not sneeze very often, but when I do it is with alarming number. After a sneezing episode I'll have sore intercostal muscles and feel wiped out. If I'm driving and sneeze, I'll pull over if possible until the fit is over.
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:28 PM
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It's random with me, I'd say, up to five times. Once I sneezed blurry fast twice very hard and awkwardly getting up from sitting down; it threw my back out. A friend of mine got a ruptured disk from sneezing so it could've been worse.

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