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I am awaiting an appointment to look at my intolerance to food, but just wondered whether anyone else was intolerant to smells? When I smell garlic, curry, spices, and my husbands aftershave – though not when sprayed on him. My tongue starts to tingle and feels as though it is swelling a bit. It can also affect my throat and has recently started to affect my lips and cheek. I have been hypersensitive to smells for a long time but only recently had this changed. I don’t even have to be in the same room.
Hi JJ. I also am hypersensitive to smells and have been for as long as I can remember. Often, I get headaches or migraines b/c of perfume, smoke (even the smell of smoked cold-cuts!), vinyl, new leather, rubber, glue, and so many other things. I’ve also felt my lips and tongue start to tingle and a few times my throat has felt swollen during my strange ‘neurological episodes’ but this almost always happens when my blood pressure is extremely low. Maybe our hypersensitivity to scents is related to mast cell activation?
I have problems with smells too. I am a super smeller and a super taster. I guess it is an EDS thing.
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