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.

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