I also have this problem. Some perfumes and fragrances will cause my blood pressure to go through the roof 200/100 with or without a hemiplegic migraine. If I warn co workers about the effects they promptly go in the bathroom and douse themselves with perfume or start putting on scented hand lotion knowing full well it will make me ill. In this economy it's easy for them to get rid of an injured or disabled person then to be a decent human being. Little do they know that every hemiplegic migraine attack increases the risk of stroke. To counteract the instant high blood pressure I have to get fresh air (outdoors usually) leave the room the second I feel the aura coming on and to also take a natural blood pressure lowering herb called cornsilk capsules. The thing with drugs is that not only are some people allergic to perfumes/fragrances but also to drugs making it difficult to treat the high blood pressure. The only way I've been able to deal with this problem is avoidance of fragranced individuals and herbal supplements to control the high blood pressure. Anyone who reacts to perfumes/fragrances with high blood pressure already has some immune/hormonal problem going on. A weak adrenal system often means a poor immune system and allergies but too much adrenal can trigger high blood pressure so one can teeter totter back and forth between the two trying to find a happy medium. Personally, I consider perfumes/fragrances in the workplace worse then second hand smoke and a deadly weapon in the hands of idiots and tyrants. It's one thing for people to spray it on themselves but quite another to knowingly expose others to it who have weak or damaged immune/hormone imbalances.View Thread
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