Why do strong smells make me pass out?

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Why do strong smells make me pass out?
« on: 30/08/2016 16:53:02 »
Natocha asked the Naked Scientists:
   I pass out with smells perfume cleaning supplies along with this my blood pressure is extremely low they have said it could be an autonomic disorder any advice in the past 3 weeks I've passed out over 30 times had 3 seizures and we are running out of options help
What do you think?
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Re: Why do strong smells make me pass out?
« Reply #1 on: 30/08/2016 18:58:50 »
Epilepsy can be triggered by smells ... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25013184

Another possibility ...
People with epilepsy can experience an olfactory hallucination, as an aura, just prior to having a seizure. So the sufferer experiences a strong smell just prior to having a seizure, but nobody else can smell it.
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Re: Why do strong smells make me pass out?
« Reply #2 on: 30/08/2016 20:52:03 »
Natocha asked the Naked Scientists:
   I pass out with smells perfume cleaning supplies along with this my blood pressure is extremely low they have said it could be an autonomic disorder any advice in the past 3 weeks I've passed out over 30 times had 3 seizures and we are running out of options help
What do you think?
I think they should talk to a doctor, rather than a web page.
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