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I Lost My Sense of Smell

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Has anyone experienced smelling smoke when there is NO site of smoke smell not smoke around? My mom constantly says she smells smoke in the house. & she also said that she...
    theloveofmusic theloveofmusic 18-21, F Jan 6

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    I have made bad decisions in my life, and now I've been clean for7-8 years.i lost custody of my 2 girls now 12 & 14 5 years ago.ive remarried and happy, but guilt is getting the...
    jenipoo127 jenipoo127 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    I lost will to do anything now. He broke up with me because he read my stupid depressive posts here, but i wasn't saying he gave up on me, just that I am so afraid of losing him...
    Alyeskaa Alyeskaa 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I was in love once. Actually twice. And I lost both of them. In different ways. The first was when I was 19. Even though I was young, it was not typical teen puppy love. Nor was...
    ManinNY ManinNY 41-45, M Jan 13

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    Before I begin positing about my experiences, I'd like the world to know where I am at and where I have been. After my father passed away in 1994 (I was 2 and my sister turned 1...
    SamRoberts3 SamRoberts3 22-25, M Jan 14

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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
    youreadwhat youreadwhat 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I lost my mother march 2014. It has almost been a year but still feels like yesterday. She was only 56 years old.She left here way too early she was supposed to see me have kids.My...
    aniessa aniessa 36-40, F Jan 11

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    I have a weird sense of humor, dude. Oh my gosh. I think I have lost it. Oh boy. What am I going to do? Somebody tell me, what the ...am I going to do. LOL
    socialskillstraining socialskillstraining 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    What's green and slimy and smells like bacon?
    jebjo jebjo 18-21, F 8 Responses Jan 11

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    A sense of humor is important to me in both friends and romantic relationships. I love to joke around, making people laugh. A girl I liked told me earlier that she doesn't think I...
    SerSean SerSean 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Confuscious say: Man who go to bed with itchy bum wake up with smelly finger!
    meme111111 meme111111 41-45, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    I watched the sunrise this morning, how very breathtaking and beautiful...The myriad of colors that spread in flamboyant splendor across the sky. I almost held my breath in awe of...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was dating a man that I love. He has an 18 month old. I was helping him raise his child. I loved his son as if he was my own. I did all the "mommy" things with him. I have...
    Muffitt Muffitt 36-40, F Jan 16

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    Oh no! Some kids were in a game show... and lost! :-( Me: >:-) You lil punks! You lost!
    Sazzio Sazzio 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Maybe I'm a bit primal, but the scent of a woman's true musk? It often puts me into an animalistic state. As i devour that sweet kitty, & you quiver & buck for me, it only gets...
    my3inch1 my3inch1 31-35, M Jan 14

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    I like the smell of my shampoo and my leave in conditioner, and it makes my hair smell nice. I smell it sometimes when people aren't looking. People are always petting it too...
    WhereThereIsHope WhereThereIsHope 18-21, F Jan 19

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    it's the best smell especially Johnson and Johnson baby powder my room smells like a nursery and I only use baby powder with all my diaper changes adult baby pride
    robbybaby robbybaby 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    idk what it is about it but when i wake up in the morning to teh smell of coffee i just feel soo comfortable and at ease it gives me a good feeling it may be becuase when i was...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M Jan 3

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    I loveee the smell of popcorn popping and the smell of the butter but I don't like to eat it Lol. I don't like the way it feels in my mouth :/ Lol
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F Jan 3

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    Just everything about it from the colure pink to the smell. Since i found my fem side and became a CD theirs nothing more better than a nice warm shower and shave and then...
    xXSamanthaCDXx xXSamanthaCDXx 31-35, M Jan 11

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    Today, a coworker asked what laundry detergent I use because I always smell so good. haha She was probably smelling my Jergens body lotion which has a great fresh scent. Gotta...
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I absolutely hate the smell of cigarette smoke. It is so disgusting when I go out of a restaurant or the grocery store and smell smoke the moment I step out the door. People that...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    who doesn't?i think it's a key to attraction,i mean if a good looking person had terrible hygiene,i wouldn't look twice at them,or smell them for that matter.it's an important...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I don't like the smell of period blood. I just saw a random experience and wtf ?? Who Tf likes the smell of period blood that's just weird. WTF why is this even en experience...
    blueybanks blueybanks 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I do it subconsciously and noticed for the first time tonight. Every time I walk pass the floral department at my local grocery store, I inhale deeply through my nose because the...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is sooo important. I don't care how "physically attractive" you are. there is something about a guy that smells good that just does it for me. I'm not talking about piling on...
    greeneyz83 greeneyz83 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    My Dad passed away at home on April 30, 1993 from a heart attack!!! What a shock to arrive home from work and find that my father had died!!!.....I was 28 and living at home at...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    How callous when people place a time frame for grieving. You are expected to "get back in the saddle", and some are more concerned about your productivity and profitability. I...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Since i lost my anger management plan. I logged into an Indian chat room. Kept a list of all the guys who asked me s ex ├╣al favors then signed in again as an old male user and...
    Thesystem Thesystem 22-25, F 16 Responses Jan 9

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    Elmer faces trial for violating the country's Offshoreing secrecy regulations in Switzerland. He said he needed "to let society know what I do understand and how this system works...
    Georgebankssi1 Georgebankssi1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    The euphoria that I once felt about coming out Trans now eludes me. I struggle to find direction or meaning. My life is beginning to look like it must be this OR that, but I...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55 12 Responses Jan 13

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    I don't :P my worst fear is not being able to follow a GPS (which is a no-brainer...I think) and getting totally lost. xD
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F Jan 17

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    Sometimes I just lay in bed and wonder why I'm here. I think of all the people who have came into my life and out of my life. And I know that one day this crazy world that hands us...
    Fastcar110 Fastcar110 18-21, F a week ago

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    Timeline part 4. And the story continues. Leave it to me to make the simplest things as complicated as any novel. After Caryn's death I continued to live and work as before. My...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M a week ago

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    I have been giving my mum a monthly allowance without fail ever since I started working when I was 22. The amount that I gave her were a considerable amount of my salary. It was as...
    WYK0 WYK0 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    First off I m new to this site. I was actually surfing the web trying to seek some information about how I m feeling. Every since I was young at age I have had this sense about me...
    itsjusme89 itsjusme89 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I believe a sense of humor can brighten your day, especially if you make a friend with the same sense of humor as you. Whether its a strange sense of humor or a normal one, :)
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jan 3

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    My friend informed me that I have a dry sense of humor. I never really thought of myself with a dry sense of humor, I always thought I was just good at saying witty things. Giving...
    Captainbicurious Captainbicurious 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions. Hugh Jackman
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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