The Real ME: A Stock Photography Resource for the Media
We’ve all seen them in the news stories about ME/CFS: the guy in a suit at the office, yawning; the beautiful woman sitting at her desk with her immaculate make-up and elegantly coiffed hair, hand to her head and looking slightly pained.
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  1. place

    place Be Strong!

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    Not sure if this will help those with smell sensitivities but… I could not go down the soap isle due to all the smells. However, I have been using baby shampoo for my sinus rinse. It is known to TEMPORARLY take away your sense of smell. Anyway, I could go down that soap isle all day long with no repercussions. Intersted to see if it works for others?
     
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    Unfortunately that wouldnt work for me as Im reacting to the actual chemicals given off by things rather then the scents. I actually get sick at times from chemical things I like the smell of.

    There is actually chemicals in most baby shampoos.
     
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    time to time my sense of smell goes, generally when im worse, and i don't notice scents so much, chemical or otherwise. the first way i know then, that there are chemicals i can't tolerate, is when its too late and im hyper reacting. thats one way you know its not mind/body, as it occurs when you're not even aware its there. if you don't react when you can't smell it then you don't have mcs. many mcs folk react in blind provocation tests where they have no idea what they're being tested with. losing your sense of smell is never good is it? i don't think id be putting it up my nose. i used to do the salt one but have found other ways for sinuses now.
     
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