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Posted by Mary on November 12, 1999 at 11:04:54:

In Reply to: Allegic to perfume posted by Natasha Kassar on November 11, 1999 at 12:54:15:

: Hi,
: My boyfriend has a condition which affects him almost everytime he smells perfume. It is worse when he hasn't eaten some food before he smells the perfume. He gets headaches and nausea. I have asked him to get a check up, but he refuses to do so. He seems to get worse everytime and people find it hard to believe him when he gets ill. He also gets headaches and feels very weak when he doesn't eat before 12:00pm. If anyone knows something about this condition, please reply to this message. I find it very frustrating since I can't wear perfume or use certain kinds of lotion around him. Thank you.

Some people are more sensitive to perfume than others. The part about the weakness and headache if he doesn't eat on schedule sounds like his he is having hypoglycemic spells. This should be checked out by his MD and is easily controlled with proper diet. Good Luck but tell him that getting checked out and on a proper diet will certainly be a lot better than having these spells all the time. Ask him what happens if he winds up being unconscoius from one of these spells some time and no one is around. If it was me I think I'd want to get it checked out and LIVE rather than risk DYING becuase I don't like going to doctors.

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