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Sensitivity to smells durin migraine. Is that ok?

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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randolph Evans
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Dr. Siegfried Schmidt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: This is an Aura

You are describing an aura, which occurs in 15 % of migraneurs.
Auras occur usually before a headache (ha), but may last to the end of the ha. There are many different aura expressions like increased smell intensity, unpleasant smells and many other. The latest research has not determined the exact cause and some believe that the “brain dysregulation” leading to a migraine is causing it. It is ok.

In brief: This is an Aura

You are describing an aura, which occurs in 15 % of migraneurs.
Auras occur usually before a headache (ha), but may last to the end of the ha. There are many different aura expressions like increased smell intensity, unpleasant smells and many other. The latest research has not determined the exact cause and some believe that the “brain dysregulation” leading to a migraine is causing it. It is ok.
Dr. Siegfried Schmidt
Dr. Siegfried Schmidt
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