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WildheartandIBS

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In my personal experience, smells are a huge trigger for migraines and everyday headaches. I’ve noticed a difference between actual perfumes vs using body mists. I find that body mists tend to be less of a trigger. Just curious if anyone else experiences this too? I always assumed it had to do with alcohol content and potency of fragrance.

    • Dani215

      306d

      Yes! People, for the longest time, thought I was just being difficult when I told them certain smells either trigger one or make it worse. For me, citrus is the main scent that causes a migraine (everyone knows not to peel oranges next to me). I have to be very picky with products I buy as there are a few other fragrances that cause them for me as well. I'm not sure what could be making the body mist less triggering, maybe cause they're typically a lot less concentrated than regular perfume, but usually, the concentration doesn't matter.

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Several individuals have mentioned that certain smells can trigger their migraines. These include the smell of freshly cut grass, perfume, cleaning products, low-humidity, dry nasal cavity, gasoline, wood smoke, cigarettes, weed, burnt cinnamon, certain perfumes, lavender, and laundry soap. However, there is no specific mention of body mists being less of a trigger compared to actual perfumes.

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