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I Lost My Sense of Smell

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ok this is gonna be an every day thing so follow me if u want to see more Today at lunch: My mom told me she could smell bullshit. I guess it's hereditary
    Khaleesi1Regan Khaleesi1Regan 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Sometimes, when I'm out with a group of friends, I'll fart, and then ask them if they smell popcorn.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Music transports me to my own world,my bubble...I get lost in the mood as if time stopped and I can swim in my emotions.It's a shout from inside making me feel connected to the...
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    No I didn't lose her in the sense that she is dead. But I lost her all the same. Our relationship was one that was not healthy, she took advantage of me and used me. I let her...
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    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    threeforagirl threeforagirl 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    truekvlt truekvlt 13-15, F Jul 31

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    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F Aug 10

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    Worthless Loser Idiot Husband is really an A$$h@{3 to the EXTREME! Last night when we got home, he went on a screaming tirade about the smell in the house- it smelled like one of...
    annasteve annasteve 36-40, F a week ago

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    nerdiestguyever nerdiestguyever 16-17 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    starstruck83 starstruck83 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It just doesn't make sense anymore to me. Its not like I wanna stop living but I just wanna sleep my life away. Theres no point in being up.
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    Its so relaxing, whatever it is that he uses, I just mellow into the smell wafting from my shoulders. Dangit I smell amazing!
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    I feel like this is a weird thing, but I find the smell comforting. It's really not a pleasant smell, but I still like it. Does anyone else find this? Someone needs to tell me when...
    Avotica Avotica 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Sorry this is really long but I had to get this off my chest before it took over my life. This past year has really been an eye opener for me. Trying to assimilate into freshman...
    KukeretheFox KukeretheFox 13-15, F Jul 26

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    First Rain ... smell of wet soil is beutiful smell in the world i think it only come in the first rain...
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    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Mustlovecats Mustlovecats 13-15, F Aug 10

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    Stephanzt506 Stephanzt506 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I just started the "No *****" diet. So far ive lost 13 *****. I highly recommend it.
    Useless93 Useless93 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Matthew937i7gu1 Matthew937i7gu1 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hmmmm. As tempting as that is, I don't think I want to smell you B O, unless it smells like fresh flowers in a summer field, lol. :P
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odax7F3tWhM i freaking lost it
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    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    It goes even farther than being able to sense if something will happen in the future. It gets to the point where I have dreams that ultimately lead to something happening that the...
    MarissaDreams MarissaDreams 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There's something really erotic about being made to lick and suck sweaty areas of a body. I think the smellier and dirtier the better!
    RedRidingGirl RedRidingGirl 22-25, F 5 Responses