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Help me! I have started suffering from migraines since I hand sinus surgery two years ago. I am becoming more and more sensitive to come smells around me. I can no longer gas up my car, clean my house using cleaners or any type, hairspray, and even some colognes. When my husband starts or works on his project car, I become instantly sick with a severe migraine. I was not alweays this way! Is there anything I came do to reduce having these horrible migraines?
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replied January 17th, 2004
Extremely eHealthy
This sounds to me like a severe allergic reaction to these smells. My daughter, who has never had sinus surgery, discovered about 3 years ago (age 12) that she is severely allergic to even the slightest smell, heaven help if any touches her, of anything with any type of petroleum base, which many of the things you mention would have, even hairspray & colognes. My daughter is also immune to pain killers etc so she has no way out but fresh air & avoidance of all such smells, easier said than done.

I suggest that you get checked for allergies.

Then go & see a homeopathy specialist, which may be your best bet, we have yet to do this due to other more life threatening issues recently with our daughter, so I can't tell if it will work, but it's worth a try.

Good luck.
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replied March 1st, 2004
Experienced User
Have you gone back to your doctor? I am most likely going to have sinus surgery in the next few months. I read somewhere that if they remove too much of the sinuses, that it can make your sinuses more sensitive to things. It could be this causing it. I would ask your doctor, and if they can't offer any relief, get a second opinion. I would think if it was allergies, you would have been sensitive before the surgery.
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replied March 12th, 2004
Extremely eHealthy
No, you can develop allergies to things at any time even after years of being fine with or around whatever it is. Also if your sinuses were blocked that may have effectively acted as a barrier & protected you from the allergies simply because you couldn't smell them. Like someone who gets migraines from chocolate is fine if they don't have them, you could have been fine because you couldn't smell the things.

I still think homeopathy would be your best bet for a cure.
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replied May 11th, 2004
Multiple Chemical Sensitivty
I was diagnosed with mcs (multiple chemicial sensitivity) several years ago and it can be quite devastating. What I have learned is the symptoms can worsen as time goes on because these toxins build up in our liver.

Has anyone ever suggested you embark on a colon and liver cleansing program? There are many cleanses, but I recommend using products which are gentle and do not induce rapid detoxification.

If you would like more information on this, please send me a private message and I will be happy to provide additional information and resources.

Be well,
kathy
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replied September 6th, 2012
I didnt notice how old your post was, but I was wondering if you could recommend and liver cleanses that work and give you relief from MCS?
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replied July 20th, 2008
Homeopathy for migarine
1. Aconite. Congestive headaches, if the pain is very severe with a burning sensation over the whole head, particularly the forehead ; face red and bloated, eyes red ; when the pain is accompanied by incoherent talking or raving.

2. . Belladonna. It is indicated in congestive headache, when the pain is deep-seated, is oppressive and heavy, and the face is pale and haggard with unconsciousness, incoherent talking and murmuring, with drowsiness. It is also applicable in other types of headache, the main symptoms being that the patient cannot lie down, nor can he bear light, noise, jarring or draught of air.

3. Glonoine. For throbbing and congestive headaches which come suddenly, and the blood is felt rising up into the head with severe heat and pain (a feeling of tight band across the forehead). Sun headaches > from uncovering the head. The headache is aggravated from bending the head backward and lying down.

4. Gelsemium. For congestive, catarrhal and nervous headaches; the characteristic symptom being a feeling of band around the head just above the ears. Mostly this headache accompanied with vision troubles e.g. dim sight, squinting. The Gelsemium headache is dull and dragging and is relieved by copious urination and sleep. The headache commences with blindness in the occiput or the nape of the neck, and passes over the head and settles in the eye. It is also indicated in headaches due to tobacco smoking.
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