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When Sensory Sensitivities Become Fears

Last updated: September 2021

Sensitivities to sensory input are called phobias in medical language—photophobia, phonophobia, and osmophobia — but they aren't considered actual phobias. But when light, sounds, or odors are migraine triggers, it's easy to start to fear them.

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