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I Lost My Sense of Smell

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    As Far As I Know, I Never Had Mine...

    Just one more thing that spiraled me off on a course of being different and not fitting in from the very earliest of ages... ... but I guess if you are going to be missing a sense, this is the one to not have... most people just complain about smells anyway... Unlike with...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    Growing Older

    I am now 40 years old. Some time ago, my sense of smell started to fade. I spoke to my doctor about it and he said it was part of growing, such as needing glasses, your hearing starting to decrease etc. I am now at the stage where I can no longer tell you individual smells, but...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Feb 27, 2012

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    Phantom Smells

    Or olfactory hallucinations, whatever you call them, they suck!  I started to read this new book at the library about a woman who started to lose her sense of smell the same way I think I'm losing mine-- caused by an OTC nasal spray product starting with a Z.  This...
    mrmoo1231 mrmoo1231 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    Can Barely Smell Anything

    well over a year ago i almost completely lost my sense of smell. i can still taste food quite well, but I can only smell things if they are REALLY strong. like if i drive past a dead skunk on the road, or if something really strong is pretty much right under my nose. the other...
    valek valek 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2009

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    I Can't Smell Sh!t.

    I don't know if I lost my sense of smell, or if I never had one to begin with. Either way, I can't smell a thing. In school, when someone farted in assembly I'd have to pretend I could smell it or people would think it was me. Nowadays when I tell people I can't smell...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    Doing Clothes Is Another Issue

    If something, anything, bad happened during this process and my clothes come out smelling nasty, how would I even know? Sometimes I tell myself that I'm going to find the first trustworthy person I can find at work and ask them if I stink, but I always forget to... The problem...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Smells Like...nothing

    I lost my sense of smell due to a head injury in Dec 2005.  I could not smell anything for a year and still only smell occasionally.  Very strong odors such as bathrooms are perceptible but not strong at all.  Barely noticeable. 
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 17 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I was playing cards against humanity with some good friends and the card that was played down said "what is that smell" everyone else played a card that would actually smell and a...
    Jwolf1342 Jwolf1342 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    How long will I be lost in space. How far should I send all the distress. I just pray & let me see some opening in my life I'm lost lost & can't send any SOS any more SAVE MY SOUL...
    Lostmyselfinpain Lostmyselfinpain 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    a month ago i lost my best friend after 10/5 years of being attatched to eachother. unfortunely my baby girl took her life after a number of things she was experiencing and didnt...
    lilmiss02 lilmiss02 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    I feel the need go get lost for a year again I miss that!!!!!!!
    Toro710 Toro710 36-40, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    i want you back.. i dont even know where to start trying.. but i love you, i dont know if youre angry, if you hate me, if you never want to talk to me again.. but ill always feel...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    i want you back.. i dont even know where to start trying.. but i love you, i dont know if youre angry, if you hate me, if you never want to talk to me again.. but ill always feel...
    Ebolaa Ebolaa 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    What is up with the medicine of today?! Oh you have a headache? here take this pill and it will help...but it might also cause you to lose your sense of smell, change the color of...
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 6

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    I have five senses but don’t have a sense of direction Don’t know north from south while lost out here in the ocean All i can see is the blurry sun reflection But the waves...
    daydreamer1996 daydreamer1996 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    i had an odd drop off of a fabric swatch. the man who opend the door looked like an out of work retail agent, totally overdressed but wrinkled and a bit scruffy looking. he had a...
    Pigmaginny Pigmaginny 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Hey, my name is Daniel Michael R, I have hypopituitarism and this is the story of my best friend, the only girl that ever loved me. Her name is Samantha J. McClain, she was born on...
    DanielMR DanielMR 18-21 1 Response Nov 26

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    I lost my grandmother last Sunday at 5 am in the morning from intestine infection."Today it is your funeral, this is the last time we will see your body and your smiling peaceful...
    IndicinaJuris IndicinaJuris 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    “And now I've got to explain the smell that was in there before I went in there. Does that ever happen to you? It's not your fault. You've held your breath, you just wanna get...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn't have something in the first place. I guess that's what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something...
    SuperWomanFly SuperWomanFly 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I'm feeling so lost about everything right now. Everything used to make sense.
    jeremyspoke jeremyspoke 18-21, M Dec 2

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    My husband had EMERGENCY heart surgery 2 years ago, we fell behind on all our bills. I had heart surgery a year later. Now I cannot work. I stay depressed. I worry about...
    bet105 bet105 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I was 17 at the time, & the last time I saw him was mischief night 2 years ago. He told me he loved me after knowing him for almost 6 years. At the time, I was coping with a...
    MariaSmiles17 MariaSmiles17 18-21, F Dec 4

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    It's weird, he has this unique smell after he's done doing physical labor, or after he's done exercising or when he comes home from riding his motorcycle. And no, it's not body...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Hey guy. Thanks for spending time to read my first post. I just got fired from a new job for unacceptable reason. A week ago, I saw an job ad on the internet, and decided to give...
    violetleon violetleon 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So before I posted about a patient that comes into the doctors office I work at and he smells like celery. I love that smell he works in the produce department at a local grocery...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F Nov 22

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    the smell of pine needles as per me is the best room freshner anyone could ever make ..its so refreshing ,,,so earthy smell lingers in your mind like a intoxidant..
    romell romell 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    There is just something astonishing about the smell, I just love it. The smell of old books just make me fell like oddly comfortable and, like happy. If you get what I mean?
    colourfulskeleton colourfulskeleton 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    After my basketball practice we all went to the lockers to have shower .. While everyone was in shower i started smelling their undies .. It was smelling so damn hot and it was...
    tommy21v tommy21v 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Going through some "stuff" right now. I have never had great parents and they have let me down my whole life. I don't talk to my mother (don't judge you have no idea what she has...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 24

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    When I'm late to class Me: sorry I'm late I got lost on the path of life
    jeline jeline 13-15, F Nov 26

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    I was caught..fist in Turkey, this morning... Trying to get that stupid bag of giblets out. I've lost all my dignity now.
    Bitchslapper1 Bitchslapper1 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 27

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    My ex boyfriend who I was with for 6 years, took his life Nov. 26. I still loved him and I always will. He was a huge part of my life for so many years. We broke up because he...
    feelinglost84 feelinglost84 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    When I was a kid, in the elementary school, the religious studies teacher asked us, what’s God’s best grace? Being the bright girl I was (when I was younger), I answered with...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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    So my wife is blatantly cheating on me, and has all but abandoned myself and our kids. I sit here and wonder if life is worth it anymore. How do you cope with this kind of life...
    lostneedafriend lostneedafriend 36-40, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    i met a foreign women the other day so i asked her where is from. " i am Irish." she replied. and I couldn't help but say "so do you work in the US lost office?" only friends' fans...
    T0bone T0bone 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    It's weird because I don't smoke and the thought of kissing a smoker sounds bad but I absolutely love the smell, I don't understand haha
    AmeliaRose1 AmeliaRose1 18-21, F Nov 24

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    I am a big coffee drinker. I could drink several pots a day and, I believe this stems from a memory from my childhood. One of my fondest memories from my youth is visting my...
    BubbaSasquatch BubbaSasquatch 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 24

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    One of my favourite smells. Especially if someone already has it brewing and I walk into the house as its finishing. It's right up there with home made bread!!
    commonloon commonloon 46-50, M 5 Responses Nov 25

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    It's such a shame that coffee candles smell nothing like coffee :x But if anyone one knows a good coffee scent-thingie (candle or air freshener etc.) let me know!!
    ChthonicMassacre ChthonicMassacre 16-17, F Nov 26

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    Best smell in the morning when your making it, specially when your waiting for it!
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 27

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    The smell of that COFFEE,BREWING! is so great for me.
    momonsite momonsite 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    I like the smell of anus...........
    NoNameTroll NoNameTroll 13-15, M Nov 29

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    When it is winter, I don't know why, but I love the smell of the cold at night time. It feels so magical and beautiful. Especially on a starry night.That brings the attraction. I...
    GaiaMD GaiaMD 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Ohh I just love the smell of rain and the faint sounds of the birds enjoying the fresh touch of nature .
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    My English teacher from last year had a coffee maker in his classroom. Every time you walked in, it smelled like heaven.
    ijustwantahug ijustwantahug 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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