• dlmw_58 dlmw_58
    February 03, 2009
    Smells that aren't there?
    dlmw_58 dlmw_58
    February 03, 2009

    I always feel hungry and most days have upset stomachs. Lately I have been 'smelling' things, like a baked cake? or Absorbeen Jr. rub when no one else is smelling it...weird or what? Part of migraine?

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    February 04, 2009
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    February 04, 2009

    Hi dlmw_58,

     

    Smelling things that aren't there, like cake or even smoke, during the aura phase of a Migraine attack is called olfactory hallucination.  There are four phases of a Migraine attack: prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. For more information on this you can read our article: Anatomy of a Migraine.

     

    Good luck

    Nancy


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