phantom smells with a migraine

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 6/9/2006 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
i have had migraines for as long as i can remenber, i take topamax on top of what ever pain pill will do the trick now taking relpak. about 6 months ago i started getting smells cigarette was the most common but on one was smoking and no one smokes around here the other is a dirty chemical rotton water smell hard to discribe. the stronger the smell the stronger the headache,also have tingling in my hands and feet with the migraine.  i went to the Dr. had a ct scan came back normal now i am waiting to go see a nero it takes a while to get into see one where i live. just wondering is anyone else has had any of these smells and do they stay with you, is this just another migraine thing?   
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 6/9/2006 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carolyn, welcome to Healing Well. I am glad you are going to see a Neuro, and hopefully he/she will be able to give you some better info.

I have had migraines for a long time too, and I smell things that are not there - it is usually smoke or cigarette smoke but there is nothing there!!! - but I have never known why that is, maybe cos I have not asked!! lol - but my phantoms smells are at different times to the headaches and as far as I can tell are unrelated.

Sorry I cannot be of more use to you, but I will be asking now you have brought this up!!!! - please post and let us know how you get on.

take care Ann.
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