Meet the Brit student who sneezes if she even sniffs wine!September 8th, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): A 19-year-old girls social life has been ruined, courtesy her rare allergy that sends her into exhausting sneezing fit if she smells a glass of wine.
Leah Miller, a student at Portsmouth University, spends her life trying to avoid both red and white wines as the sight let alone the smell can set her off.
Even her friends are fed up with saying ”bless you” all the time when they go out.
It is a nightmare because when I was out with friends I could usually avoid it but now I have met a whole new group of people, the Telegraph quoted her, as saying.
Nobody knows the problems I have got and everyone finds it highly amusing when they set me off.
It is incredibly embarrassing, especially when boys are around because it is a real conversation killer. It is not like the sneezes are small or discreet either - they are really loud and everybody can hear them, she added.
Miller from Purbrook, Hants, revealed that she used to be able to drink wine and suffered no other side effect other than feeling slightly light-headed, but then she began to suffer shooting pains.
I would get terrible back cramps but then one day the sneezing started and it just has not stopped, she said.
I only have to see a glass of wine and it sends me off which can be incredibly annoying for my friends but it happens so often they have almost got used to it,” she added. (ANI)