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• I’m calling to speak out for people who suffer from odor-induced migraines and to appeal to all who unknowingly contribute to this health issue. There are many things that can trigger migraines. Among the worst, and most potent, are fragrances like cologne and perfume. If you’re lucky enough not to have migraines you don’t know that it’s not just a headache. It’s a debilitating, painful episode that often does not respond to prescription or over-the-counter medication. Normal daily activities become difficult or impossible to carry out. It’s often accompanied by nausea, visual disturbances, dizziness, hypersensitivity that sound and light (inaudible) upset. Avoiding the trigger isn’t as simple as just changing seats when someone next to you is wearing a fragrance because once the smell is inhaled it’s often too late to interrupt the cycle. I hope my personal experience will create more awareness so that people like me will suffer less. I’m grateful for all who choose to be fragrance-free.

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