This past week, I received some news that will forever shape how I must live my life. It is a hereditary syndrome that effects 18-35% of the population. There is no known cure, and no knowledge of how it develops or is contracted.
I have what is known as Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst Syndrome it is a debilitating syndrome. Also known as, The Photic Sneeze Reflex, this causes me to sneeze after seeing a bright light, such as the sun. This is something I have had to live with my whole life.
Luckily it does not affect my day to day activities. There is not much known, but it does not pose much of a risk for my quality of life, unless I was to get in a sneezing fit like this girl: