I Lost My Sense of Smell

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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
    41-45, M
    17 Responses Jun 11, 2007

    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

    If I put a bottle of bleach up to my nose,

    I will start coughing but I won't smell it. I often get "phantom smells" where I smell something weird, constantly, for days. This month I keep smelling dusty school floors. The past week, I smell grave soil. It's strange.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 18, 2015

    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

    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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