My stepdad recently got these "febreze noticeables" plug ins for the main floor. Ever since he plugged it in, I have had a huge headache. I was unable to sleep last night except for 3 or 4 fragmented hours, because my head was pounding so hard it hurt to have it on the pillow. I've had this headache and nausea for almost 24 hours now. My room is in the basement, but I still smell that stuff wafting down here.
My night last night, and today (I can barely manage to keep my eyes open right now to type) have been so miserable that I am ready to drop out of school to get a job and move out of here to get away from it. Not only is my headache excruciating, but the scent itself is incredibly nauseating. Leaving the house has no effect, as once I get the headache, it seems to stay with me no matter how much fresh air or painkillers I take. I asked him to unplug it but he doesn't really care as he is having no issues with it. He thinks I'm just being sensitive or something. He has no immediate health issues with scented things the way I do, and I'm very sensitive to them, so he doesn't "get" it.
He LOVES febreze, he sprays the stuff all the time. At least then, I'm able to avoid the house for a few hours until the smell dissipates. But the plug in air "freshener" is 24/7 and I can't escape it. I try to have the basement windows open as much as possible but it's still very cold out, and even in the dead of summer it can be very chilly down here cause I don't receive any sunlight and there is no padding under the carpet. I have an air purifier in my bedroom (for when my mom comes during summer and smokes 4 packs a day) but it hasn't helped much either.
I'm seriously ready to throw away my entire university education (and the thoussssands of dollars I paid for it) away if it means being able to get away from this terrible nausea and headache and that disgusting smell...
But is there anything else I can do? He refuses to stop using febreze and plug ins and febreze scented magic erasers and anything else "febrezey" that he can get his hands on.