Hi Jay. The combination of symptoms you describe are classically found in migraine and that includes the olfactory effect wher you appear to smell something that does not exist. Patients over the age of 40 are also investigated for Temporal arteritis
. Smptoms include Jaw claudication, fever, weight loss
scalp tenderness and muscle pain
or myalgia. Tests done are an ESR and C reactive protein
but a normal ESR does not always rule out diagnosis. Treatment of migraine is divided into acute stage treatment and preventive treatment. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory oral medications work sometimes like Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen
Certain other measures help like getting adequate sleep, resting in a dark room and placing ice packs over the eyes. Preventive measures may be useful as well. Migranil, containing Pizotifen as a tablet works in many cases to prevent attacks. Continue the use of dark glasses. They help upto a point but staying away from bright lights for a little while till the episodes abate would be a better option.