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Meet the Man Who Faints at the Whiff of Chanel No 5 Perfume

by Kathy Jones on November 7, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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 Meet the Man Who Faints at the Whiff of Chanel No 5 Perfume

A 36-year old man from Wales is suffering from an unusual condition that makes him to collapse if he smells Chanel No 5 perfume.

Glynn Parry is suffering from a rare genetic condition known as familial hemiplegic migraines which affects the neurotransmitters in the brain. In this condition, one hemisphere of the brain temporarily shuts down, causing paralysis.

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The attack comes without any warning and can be triggered by anything from sunlight and stress to alcohol and aromas.

"If I'm lucky, I get a warning and see blurred lights and then self-preservation kicks in. I try to find a bench, a chair or a bed to land on and lie down on, because I know I've got a matter of minutes before I collapse. It leaves me completely paralyzed down my left side and the attack can be so bad I can't move a muscle, I can't even blink. I have two to three attacks a week. It's a difficult thing to live with and it impacts on every aspect of my life", Parry said.

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