Snatiation is a term coined by some very serious scientists for a very serious and rare genetic defect. If you've ever been around me when I'm eating, you've likely had to suffer through my disorder right along with me. It is something that cannot be cured. I will suffer with this defect for the rest of my life.
What is this condition that I suffer with on a regular basis? I sneeze when I am full. Food, drink, it doesn't matter. I could be innocently drinking a cup of coffee when, BAM, uncontrolled sneezing. Or maybe I'm eating chips and queso at my favorite Mexican restaurant when, ACHOO, the uncontrolled sneezing attacks. On the one hand, it is a good way to keep from really overeating. When I get to sneezing, I simply can't indulge in whatever feast is sitting on the table. Why learn portion control when my body won't let me eat more than it can handle?
For a long time, I thought I suffered alone. I know a lot of people experience "photic sneezing" which is sneezing when you step into bright light. I do this too, but the sneezing when I'm full thing really wierded me out. So I did what anyone would do. I googled it.
I've googled it a hundred times, at least. The best I can find, it is called gastric sneezing or snatiation. Apparently it is a rare thing to do. I don't know anyone else who sneezes when full. I decided to marry Eugene, though, only after learning his family history (I would have likely married him without knowing this strange bit of history...)
Early in our dating relationship, I learned that my husband gets a runny nose when he is full. He also learned that, whenever I ate a lot (or drank a lot of water or coffee or anything) I would sneeze several times. I told him that I sneeze when I'm full and he told me he nose runs. The next thing he told me just let me know that fate was working in our favor. Eugene told me that his grandmother sneezed when she was full and his grandfather got a runny nose! Having never known another person who sneezed with a full stomach, I just knew we were meant to be together! We have, of couse, been happily snotty and sneezy together ever since...