I Have Anosmia

Anosmia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Anosmia. You're not alone. 29 People

    13yr later now since Dr gaved up.

    It's so hard to deal with this every day. I eat a lot. I love and enjoy foods. 'Cos i can't stop doing that untill i smell them again. But the reality is cruel. I barely smell about anything. Everytime someone says this SMELLS good. This flowers smells nice. I just say yeah...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 10, 2015

    No One

    When I tell people I can't smell, they often shove things under my nose to see if it's true. I find that no one understands it. I find it hard and easy. I can sit in a room full of smelly people, but I can never stop to smell roses, or perfume with my girlfriend
    Qumquatz Qumquatz
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2010

    After 6 years of not smelling,

    I can smell again. I had polyps removed for the fourth time in November! It's amazing. But along with all the delicious food and ability to smell perfumes, I have to put up with bad smells, and I seem to be super sensitive.
    smarttams smarttams
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 24, 2014

    i still have hope but don't expect much at same

    time,i have legs and arms and alive, but yes i'm dying to miss smells..
    babyblueeee babyblueeee
    31-35, F
    Jan 11, 2016

    People have often walked in on me eating

    and gone 'that's what smells so good' while I have never had the pleasure of smelling my own food. I never remembering being able to smell, so I honestly have no idea what I'm missing out on with this, but can assume its something nice, as my food tastes good. I have never...
    Almostanonymous Almostanonymous
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    No Nose For An Odour

    I was born without a sense of smell, which I later had diagnosed as Anosmia. It's sometimes a blessing and a curse. I went through my childhood and teens able to escape the rancid smell of stink bombs and of course farts are just wasted on me. The only way I can tell if it's a...
    Wotserface Wotserface
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 13, 2010

    I Have Never Known Anything Else

    When I was growing up I thought as a little girl that I "could really smell a flower", but as I got older I realized that I just thought I could. I didn't want to feel different, or whatever, so I think I pretended like I could. By the time I was in High School, I knew I couldn...
    Trishes40 Trishes40
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2013

    No Smell

    I was born without my sense of smell. Doctors have looked at my brain and say nothing is wrong. I dont really care that i cant smell. I would like to figure out how it happened and why.
    ShadowOkami ShadowOkami
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 25, 2012

    Donna L. Brown

    I was diagnosed with anosmia in June of 2010. I had a severe head cold with a little vertigo.I did have extensive testing done at the University of Pennsylvania that concluded that I had a mild case of anosmia.It has definitely effected my life and I am having difficulty managing...
    dlbrown44 dlbrown44
    51-55
    1 Response Dec 29, 2010

    Probably Born With It

    I remember being in elementary school, and the teacher was doing some sort of smell test or something, and I didn't understand. From what I remember, I sort of played along. Anosmia definitely has both its drawbacks and benefits. I don't have to smell any of the bad smells, but I...
    patrickt13rnan patrickt13rnan
    26-30
    2 Responses May 8, 2011

    So when I was like about three I could remember

    something but then over the next few years my sense of smell was lost. Everybody would say 'smell this' and I would normally frown. Went to the doctors and they gave me a nose spray for a infection. Didn't work. About a few years later I tried zinc tablets and cold pressed oil...
    starwarsisthebez starwarsisthebez
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2014

    I Have Anosmia

    I had a sinus infection that was the worst one that I ever had.  It was in December of 2008.  I didn't realize that I had lost my sense of smell until the flowers started to bloom in March & I couldn't smell them.  I did all kinds of medications, I had a cat...
    HEHAFROG HEHAFROG
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2009

    Lost Smell Losing Taste

    I fractured my skull in 2001 & subarachnoid hemorrhage left me without a sense of smell. Over the last 11 years I have also slowly lost my taste & I find it SO hard to eat normally. I have an aversion our indifference to even my favorite foods. It's upsetting to me & my family...
    jmebug jmebug
    31-35, F
    Oct 2, 2012

    My Story

    Two years ago I was had a surgery that not only saved my life but also changes it forever. I was diagnosed with a CSF leak ( I was leaking brain fluid).  I did not have the usual symptoms of a csf leak just a clear fluid coming from the left side of my nose. After the ct...
    brokemom brokemom
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2010
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