What Types of Fumes/Smells Bother You the Most?


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10mo ago by MyPatientMatch User

When it comes to Fumes/Smells, what compounds or types of smells seem to bother you the most, or at least trigger whatever symptoms you deal with? I have always been somewhat averse to chemical smells, but not as much biological smells (food, body fluids, etc...) now that my Migraine condition is no longer just rarely flaring up, I am trying to evaluate what I need to make more of an effort to avoid. Its hard to tell sometimes unless I have really severe symptoms. I thought I would ask all of you and see if there are consistencies. If you can, please rank smells in some form of order of severity, if possible, unless of course they all seem equally as triggering.
Thanks

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A13
10mo ago by MyPatientMatch User

Fabric softener/drier sheets come to mind as making me feel even more sick. my whole neighborhood smells polluted at times from driers going.

A13
5mo ago by MyPatientMatch User

Interesting. I find that some fabric softeners are too strong, but only when they are fresh and un used

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A13
9mo ago by MyPatientMatch User
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5mo ago by MyPatientMatch User

Those are 2 of my biggest ones as well

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9mo ago by MyPatientMatch User

Cigarette smoke
Exhaust from cars
Jet fuel / smell from planes exhaust on cloudy days
dry erase markers
Flowery perfumes
Tide
Actually pretty much every laundry detergent
CANDLE STORES!!!! GAHHHH!!! (any scented candle)
Spearmint. Oddly, peppermint is okay.
Nail polish

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5mo ago by MyPatientMatch User

Those are all common for me, save for the mints. I find all types of mints help soothe my head, but perhaps I havent been exposed to concentrated spear-mint

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