Quote from Soon2BRN86
You do have a point there.. u would think in a hospital there would be more smells that would be more bothersome, in my experience it was when the nurse was close to me, either administering meds or changing an IV that perfume was bothersome b/c it was obviously stronger when it was near me. Things that have "seeped" in from the hall were not very bothersome, but some people also have a better sense of smell then some... and some people find certain things to have an offensive smell even when others find it pleasant.... just my perspective, but it was probably just a mixture of things.. def. not something to let bother you.. they'll get over it (I did) :spin:
Oh, it doesn't bother me at all personally. Clinically, I find it very interesting. Challenging. All that.
I was bewildered because I've cared for many, many migraine patients and we've done all types of different therapies, but this was the first who stated that she was still being affected by odors after being in the hospital > 1 week and on various medications.
Strange problem, very hard to get to the bottom of.
Had one girlfriend whose migraines were cleared after she defied her religion and cut her hair short. Apparently the weight of having 4.5 feet of hair was causing neck strain and triggered her HA's.
For others, I've seen DES, Depakote, Imitrex, and even a dark room and Aspirin do the trick.