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Tender Points: A Very Touchy Subject

Overload of aromas

People with fibromyalgia also tend to be hypersensitive to certain odors. However, this phenomenon is not an allergic reaction. Rather, certain scents are overwhelming because the receptors in the brain are not processing the stimulus correctly.

Often the sources include cleaning products, air fresheners, colognes or perfumes, or any other chemically-based substance. On the other hand, aromas from certain foods can also trigger symptoms such as:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness and fatigue