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    Smells & aura's
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    paulaj49 posted:
    Can certain smells trigger to have an Epileptic aura.I live in an apartment and my husband and i have been smelling a garlic odor for a while. And ever since it started I have been having aura's. Can this smell be setting them off ?
     
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    dancer86442 responded:
    It is a 'Weird' trigger' but, yes, it can. Odors and PerfumesPerfume directly affects the brain and has both a physiological and a psychological effect upon our respiration and breathing, as well as upon our moods and thoughts. Although our sense of smell declines with age, you need to be aware that strong or even subtle smells or perfumes can be one of your triggers for seizures. Sometimes a person who has experienced some seizure activity brought about by a particular odor may not discuss it because they think other people, even their doctors, will think they're crazy. But it's for real. And then there are other odors, much less enticing, some of which include paint, hairspray, cleaning products, ammonia, kerosene, car exhaust fumes, gasoline and solvents.
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