The past few months, I have been noticing a strong smell of smoke that no one around me smells. I have now also been nauseated much of the time for the past 10 days. I have a history of migraines that I believe were caused by an AVM that we discovered 10 years ago from a single seizure. The AVM was surgically removed. I have been doctoring with a neurologist lately due to the headaches returning. I have had a MRI and MRA, both of which showed no regrowth of the AVM. I also have had an EEG, which showed some mild abnormalities that my neurologist is attributing to changes. i am taking Inderal as a preventative for the migraines, and it is working. So could this be a sign of seizures? Is it possible to have migraine with no headache?
I'm not sure if you're still having this problem or not, but this is a post I put in another forum:
POSSIBLE CURE TO FOR THIS PROBLEM!!!!!!!
After reading several of these post from as far back as 2005, I decided to stop drinking ASPARTAME and taking CLARITIN(or any allergy pill). About 2-3 days later, smell decreased. In 2-3 weeks....SMELL IS GONE!!!!!! I don't mean shows up occasionally, I mean gone! I was taking 1-2 Claritin for my allergies daily, and I was drinking diet soda, sports drinks, and powders often. I loathe the smell of smoke so much that I have not started taking one of the two to try to find out which one it was. Frankly, I'm okay giving up both. I guess one day I will try to narrow this down further, but for now, I will enjoy the smell of bad California air and call it a day!
Good Luck to those of you suffering with this. Your doctor will most likely be of little to no help. Try to remove things from your diet, one at a time, for at least a week to see what helps. One more thing, I also have heartburn. I'm not sure if its related, or too much pizza!