- Sep 29, 2006
Well, here's our newest problem. My husband is now having what we think may be panic attacks and he becomes hyper-sensitive to smells...not all smells, just some. For example, my perfume which he used to LOVE, the oven in the kitchen when it is pre-heating, some cooking smells, air freshener, laundry soap....and sometimes, I can't even smell what he is reacting to, so it isn't always a strong odor. Can't decide if he is having panic attacks which cause difficulty in breathing, which then make him think it's the smell that is bothering him. Or is the smell the trigger that is causing the panic attack? We got some Xanex, which seems to help, but now my sister-in-law said her husband's ALS doctor never, never, never used Xanex with an ALS patient because it depresses the breathing capacity. Any thoughts from the peanut gallery?