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Dizziness spells, severe nausea, blurred vision, fatigue, vomiting, sensitivity to smells, weak bladder and head aches what could it be?

Dizziness spells, severe nausea, blurred vision, fatigue, vomiting, sensitivity to smells, weak bladder and head aches what could it be?

Flu/virus: Most likely viral/fiu
Could be food poisoning
With so many severe symptoms you need to seek medical attention soon before you become dehydrated ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Sensitivity To Smells (Definition)

Nausea and vomiting are common during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Eating several small meals and bland foods -- such as crackers or dry toast -- may reduce nausea. Women also report being sensitive to some smells, so avoiding any ...Read more


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For what other reasons could one feel queasiness and sensitivity to smells besides prenancy?

For what other reasons could one feel queasiness and sensitivity to smells besides prenancy?

Migraines: One possible reason for queasiness (nausea) and sensitivity to smells (osmophobia) is migraine. This is possible even if a person does not have the typical severe migraine headache. Migraine without head pain is called acephalgic migraine. ...Read more

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What other reasons could cause queasiness and sensitivity to smells besides migraine?

What other reasons could cause queasiness and sensitivity to smells besides migraine?

Many caused: Benign or malignant orophylangeal or nasopharyngeal rumors, benign or malignant brain rumors, previous stroke can increase sensitivity to smells. Many causes of queasiness: anxiety, pain, being on marcotics, gastroesophagael reflux, gallstones or sludge in gallbladder, high blood sugar, low blood auger, many medication side effects, brain lesions, elevated intracranial pressure, high blood sugar. ...Read more

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Nausea, bloating, cramping, frequency, low back pain, ha, sensitivity to smells. Last period oct 21, unprotected sex nov 4. Neg pregnant test today. Help!?

Nausea, bloating, cramping, frequency, low back pain, ha, sensitivity to smells. Last period oct 21, unprotected sex nov 4. Neg pregnant test today. Help!?

Pregnancy: A negative test early on does not necessarily conclusive. Test have increasing sensitivity but not infallible. Either repeat in one week or seek out you physician. ...Read more

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In my 50's and have developed sensitivity to smells. Due to hrt?

In my 50's and have developed sensitivity to smells. Due to hrt?

Probably not: Unfortunately, as we age, we become much more sensitive to bothersome odors, as well as other stimuli such as sound (noise), light, taste, etc. This is not related to hrt. ...Read more

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How to help sensitivity to smells like burning toast?

How to help sensitivity to smells like burning toast?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How can I help sensitivity to smells?

Open Nasal passage: A very common reason for a lack of sensitivity to smells is the inadequate flow of air through one's nasal passage way. This can be due to swelling, deviation of one's nasal septum, or polyps. This can obstruct the flow of the scent to one's smell nerves at the top of the nose. Some steps can include avoidance of irritants. Nasal steroids is another option. Surgery can also help. ...Read more

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What causes sensitivity to smells in older person?

What causes sensitivity to smells in older person?

A--G--E: Unfortunately, as we age, we become much more sensitive to bothersome odors, as well as other stimuli such as sound (noise), light, taste, etc. ...Read more

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What are some common causes for random sensitivity to smells?

Perhaps migraine: Not unique for migraine patient to get rather ill with scent of certain perfumes, or other aromas. Some pts get allergies and ambient chemicals can even cause an asthmatic attack. Some medications may distort tastes and smells and cause adverse rxtns. Some complex partial seizure patients experience foul odors prior to sz, and may be provoked by certain odors rarely. ...Read more

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Sensitivity to smells durin migraine. Is that ok?

Sensitivity to smells durin migraine. Is that ok?

Common: Sensitivity to smells is almost as common as light and noise sensitivity during a migraine attack. Some migraines are also triggered by certain smells such as perfumes or colognes or chemical smells. ...Read more

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Sudden sensitivity to smells and vomiting because of them.

Sudden sensitivity to smells and vomiting because of them.

Could be many things: This could be due to many things, but in your age group the most common cause is a migraine equivalent. The symptoms associated with migraine without a headache. If you have any concerns, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old seems to have an extreme sensitivity to smells, so bad that he will vomit when im cooking, makin him very picky eater, what cld this be?

My 4 yr old seems to have an extreme sensitivity to smells, so bad that he will vomit when im cooking, makin him very picky eater, what cld this be?

Just guessing...: ...I've seen this in children who had been "force-fed." most important is how his weight is progressing, and how his health is otherwise. If picky eating is preventing proper growth, then it becomes a problem. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth with sensitivity to smells and tastes, I am fatigued and feeling a little out of sorts, its been about three days.

I have dry mouth with sensitivity to smells and tastes, I am fatigued and feeling a little out of sorts, its been about three days.

Follow up: Your symptoms are a bit vague and non specific, hence I recommend that you follow up with your doctor for further evaluation. A good history and physical, coupled with some laboratory testing could be useful in evaluation of your symptoms. All the best! ...Read more

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sensitivity to smells at ground floor of hospital. Stomach instantly cramps as I arrive for lunch (only cramps at hospital) No migraines. No preg?

sensitivity to smells at ground floor of hospital. Stomach instantly cramps as I arrive for lunch (only cramps at hospital) No migraines. No preg?

Possibilities: Could be anxiety, but need to consider other possible factors as well. Is there anything else different in your routine on the days you are at hospital? More coffee? Less food? Sinus problems? You have "no preg? "in your question- so if there is a possible pregnancy please test to get your answer to that question. Pregnancy can give alteration in smell sensitivity. See your MD to get evaluated ...Read more

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Having phantom smells or sensitivity to smells with numbness/tingling on head. I think I have a mild sinus infection and have been stressed out a lot?

Having phantom smells or sensitivity to smells with numbness/tingling on head. I think I have a mild sinus infection and have been stressed out a lot?

Hmmm...: Actually, sinus infection, if anything should give you a reduction in smell acuity. I've not heard that it causes paradoxical hyperosmia. But what can do that is an irritative stimulus in a place known as the "olfactory groove". which is just above the cribriform plate in the head. What kinds of smells you'e been having? If your new found talent persists I'd have a neurologist look first before EN ...Read more

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I have pcos, I'm cramping, nausea with vomiting, brest tenderness, smells I'm use to make me sick and took a test negative now what?

I have pcos, I'm cramping, nausea with vomiting, brest tenderness, smells I'm use to make me sick and took a test negative now what?

Repeat in 2 days: I would repeat the pregnancy test in 2 days to make sure. If you you may be ovulating which you may not be used to with pcos. Or these symptoms could have nothing to do with pcos...Could have a GI bug. ...Read more

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I was experiencing nausea, sensitivity to smell and weakness my DC said it was constipation. I use the bathroom regularly now but no change in symptom?

I was experiencing nausea, sensitivity to smell and weakness my DC said it was constipation. I use the bathroom regularly now but no change in symptom?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nonspecific and are not consistent with simple constipation. A physician would take a thorough history and perform a physical exam after which appropriate tests would be ordered in order to make a diagnosis. I assume pregnancy is not the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities include anemia, thyroid disorders, intolerance to medications, foods, or other substances. ...Read more

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What causes mild heaches, nausea, sensitivity to smell, and fluttering in lower abdomen//back? Neg pregnacy test a month ago. Sex regularly

What causes mild heaches, nausea, sensitivity to smell, and fluttering in lower abdomen//back? Neg pregnacy test a month ago. Sex regularly

Symptoms: Your symptoms may be caused by too many things to pinpoint from your brief message. You should see your doctor or health care provider if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Nausea, fatigue, dizziness, food aversion, smell sensitivity, slight cramping. What can that be from? What I thought originally is apparently wrong.

Nausea, fatigue, dizziness, food aversion, smell sensitivity, slight cramping. What can that be from? What I thought originally is apparently wrong.

Get a pregnancy test: Your symptoms are vague, and could be from anything from an early illness to a migraine. However, given your age, I would start your work up with a pregnancy test and follow up with your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Constant headache for 4 days now. I am prone to migraines, but this particular headache is lasting longer than typical. I tend to have a mild fever throughout the day. I have all the typical migraine sensitivity with, light sound smell, nausea. I have tri

Constant headache for 4 days now. I am prone to migraines, but this particular headache is lasting longer than typical. I tend to have a mild fever throughout the day. I have all the typical migraine sensitivity with, light sound smell, nausea. I have tri

See your Doctor: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your PCP for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had a tl almost two years ago, late period and brownish discharge w/pelvic cramp, chest pain, and breast/smell sensitivity, w/ nausea?

Pregnancy test!: Tubal ligation is a very effective form of contraception, but (as with any method) there is a small risk of failure. A pregnancy can be either a normal pregnancy or an ectopic pregnancy. It is important for you to do a pregnancy test as soon as possible; if it is positive you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Tender breast smell sensitivity extreme fatigue nausea food cravings light spotting frequent headaches but negative prego test what's next?

Tender breast smell sensitivity extreme fatigue nausea food cravings light spotting frequent headaches but negative prego test what's next?

Primary care: That is a lot of symptoms. Since the pregnancy test is negative we can exclude that. I would schedule a primary care visit to go through the long list one by one and an organized process for testing and evaluation can be done. ...Read more

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I'm 7 days dpo. This past wk I've been experiencing mild nausea, dizziness, more fatigue, constipation, smell sensitivity, really sore breasts. Help?

I'm 7 days dpo. This past wk I've been experiencing mild nausea, dizziness, more fatigue, constipation, smell sensitivity, really sore breasts. Help?

Any new meds/herbs?: Well, to start with, you could do a home pregnancy test, or just skip that and schedule an appointment with your physician. A thorough history is needed, plus some lab tests to rule out the above, anemia, low thyroid etc. These may also be due to some fluctuations in your estrogen/progesterone level- early premenstrual symptoms, although they are pretty severe for that. Some meds/herbs can cause. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nausea, sensitivity to smell, gas, heart burn, tender breasts. Had an early 6 day med period w/ small clots. Could I be pregnant?

I am experiencing nausea, sensitivity to smell, gas, heart burn, tender breasts. Had an early 6 day med period w/ small clots. Could I be pregnant?

If you have had: Unprotected sex it certainly sounds like you could be pregnant. It is easy and relatively inexpensive to tell by purchasing a pregnancy test. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex about 5 days ago. I am experiencing breast tenderness, nausea, and I get sick at the smell of food. Could I be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex about 5 days ago. I am experiencing breast tenderness, nausea, and I get sick at the smell of food. Could I be pregnant?

See my notes: Do you know where were you in your menstrual cycle?
Symptoms don't appear within 5 days if
fertilization took place.
I f you can afford it, buy a dip-stick pregnancy test from a drugstore and check
it for peace of mind
alternative seek help at planned parenthood
facility in your town. ...Read more

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I have fatigue, breast tenderness, frequently peeing, dizziness, back pain (lower), sensitive smell, nausea. What should I do?

I have fatigue, breast tenderness, frequently peeing, dizziness, back pain (lower), sensitive smell, nausea. What should I do?

Do a test: Sounds as if you are concerned about pregnancy. At 46, this is unlikely but a test will tell you. If negative, medicine to bring on a period might allow you to be more comfortable. ...Read more

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Anything I can do to end this hyper-sensitivity to smells during pregnancy?

Anything I can do to end this hyper-sensitivity to smells during pregnancy?

Avoidance, incense: The best way, of course, is to avoid the offending odor in the first place. Prevention is a good second choice -- if you can find a pleasing candle or incense to mask bothersome odors. Stories abound of pregnant women wearing garlic cloves as a necklace to cover over bad smells! ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more