I Lost My Sense of Smell

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    Is it Male or Female? You might not have known this, but a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female. Here are some examples... FREEZER BAGS They are male...
    Lee124 Lee124
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 21
    Okay my last experience I post will be this.. My last grandfather has passed away.. I have only met him once I think when I was a baby. A week ago I found out he was very ill and...
    JordanTheLost6 JordanTheLost6
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    Ahh, the smell of age and time itself; it makes you feel like holding old books like that with a degree of reverence.
    moondiva moondiva
    36-40, F
    Apr 19
    Okay, I'm going to start like everyone else did; because I don't know how else I should. I know, for a fact, that some people will just see me as attention seeking and a liar, but...
    Rhino109 Rhino109
    13-15, M
    Apr 19
    I do love it, it smells so yummy that you feel like you gain weight just from the scent.
    moondiva moondiva
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    There is a moment I am caught under the distant starsWhere the ocean kisses the earthThen dies by heavens sky not so farThere is a moment I am caught under distant starsWhere the...
    nocool nocool
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    I just lost a couple friends of mine to murder/suicude. One friend turned on his wife (who I was also close with) killed her, their children, and then himself. I've lost loved ones...
    BruceWained BruceWained
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    i lost everyone important in my life after my divorce our friendship we had together since highschool.we were together since highschool. he also lied about me seeing my kids...
    des38 des38
    36-40, M
    Apr 18
    And I remember when I met him, it was so clear that he was the only one for me. We both knew it, right away. And as the years went on, things got more difficult - we were faced...
    Estranea Estranea
    22-25, F
    Apr 18
    In june it will have been 3 years since I lost custody of my son and daughter. I made mistakes and was using drugs. the state had every right to take my children from me, I was an...
    WoundedHart WoundedHart
    26-30, F
    Apr 18
    # 13. I totally love the smell of before and after rain scenes. I don't know why, it excites me. Every single time :) I love the rain!! šŸ˜‡šŸ˜‡
    Abi936 Abi936
    22-25, M
    Apr 17
    Well I can defo think of one good sense of humour for a psychiatrist. If two people report phobias, one fear of long words and the other fear of 666 he/ she should bring them...
    Sazzio Sazzio
    26-30, M
    Apr 17
    I've been a coffee lover ever since middle school and up until now that I'm in college I still am a coffee lover. This is more like an addiction. The way that the smell of the...
    PiperMcLean PiperMcLean
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    With only 7 days for EP, there is this sudden influx of 'new' members who are horny! I mean come on! If you think it through, guys with fake profile are doing this to get photos...
    akoostik akoostik
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Apr 14
    If you like to smell dirty that's gross
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    Male 41 lost or more to the point lost what was not taken. My wife or ex wife took me for everything once she got where she wanted to be. I have zero family, zero friends no...
    Forsaken1x Forsaken1x
    41-45
    Apr 12
    I'm a guy that likes to smell " mighty fine " , actually a little OCD about being clean , shower at least twice a day , but saying that I'm not a guy who has his comb out every...
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy
    36-40, M
    Apr 12
    The silence of the night is breathlessI feel lost and alonelike floating at the bottom of the seaA lost and lonelyforgotten meThe sky shinesfireflies looking downon a lonely and...
    nocool nocool
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    cigarette smoke is the best smelling smoke that you can ever have in your house my house is always thick with smoke all day long and it always smell really fantastic second hand...
    ilovesmoking1 ilovesmoking1
    18-21, M
    Apr 10
    When I speak I feel like I don't make any sense my words don't come out right
    bobbyespe2 bobbyespe2
    22-25, M
    Apr 10
    I can't stand that smell of pee, urin, your whole body start letting your urine thru your pores because your body going thru trauma of all the poison and toxic maybe if all the...
    hunlove hunlove
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    It had been a few weeks since I had lost my second bet in a row to my friend, Felicity. Each time, she stayed dressed while I took everything off. I was determined to get her to...
    tacomareacher tacomareacher
    46-50, M
    Apr 9
    This is an account of how I lost a second bet on Downton Abbey and once again, had to get naked in front of a female friend, Felicity. You can find the first bet I lost in my...
    tacomareacher tacomareacher
    46-50, M
    Apr 9
    Its now been a year since I've lost the closest person to me. It was my friends adopted sister. Her name is Jessica and she lived to the age 11 before she had taken her life. My...
    gaygamer9376 gaygamer9376
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 8
    I lost my mom when I was 12. She had a seizure due to an OD, and then suffocated in the sofa. I was the one that found her. For the last 10 years, I have been dealing with...
    sportsE31 sportsE31
    22-25, F
    Apr 8
    I love the way I feel and smell after a good shower. All refreshed and ready to take on this day!
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    Apr 8
    Over the years I have lost myself plenty of times in games, people, hobbies, etc. When I fall for something it's hard to combine it with anything else, but it does feel great until...
    Gentle153 Gentle153
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 8
    I lost my virginity when I was 9 years old & I enjoyed it. I'm 36 now & have no regrets
    3holeboitoi 3holeboitoi
    31-35, T
    1 Response Apr 8
    Its the beginning of four years. It was my fiance. Due to my experience I have been pretty guarded and reclusive. I feel really rejected, and I feel like I lost friends because of...
    brokensomeone brokensomeone
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 7
    I lost my step dad 9 years ago to kidney Cancer and a dear friend from middle school. You never really recover you just learn to live without them.
    prada1010 prada1010
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Apr 7
    For all you haters out there............get a life. My god look at yourselves and wake up to your own faults before you ***** about others. I am a smoker and fed up with all the...
    cpguy cpguy
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 7
    It is one of the mod confusing feelings.. Varying from different kinds of love.. But it's getting lost in that confusion between the lines of intimacy and compassion that I find...
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    13-15, M
    Apr 7
    as long as we make sense of each other than everything should be fine, right?
    sjasianbaby408 sjasianbaby408
    22-25, F
    Apr 7
    I want to be used to smell your feet. I want to be a slave to you
    jyoderr15 jyoderr15
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    When I was 11 (10th June 2014) I lost my dad to cancer. It's been hard. I've cut. Have anxiety and depression but I still don't know how to deal with the loss. He had cancer before...
    Maddieatkin Maddieatkin
    13-15, F
    Apr 6
    When I get back from my dad's house, my clothes smell like cancer. No pun.
    DreamOfAFox DreamOfAFox
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
    Has anyone ever just had so many good thoughts about life and expect everything to be good until one day it just seems like everything good in your life just makes a complete 180...
    SanXju SanXju
    18-21, M
    Apr 5
    I lost a girl who had cancer and lost the battle she and I had feelings about each other but she died I'll always remember her and will always miss her even though I never got to...
    AkaDJ AkaDJ
    26-30, M
    Apr 4
    Written by Sayedhadhood My lost dreams You looked into my heart and found my lost dream A very common one I guess it may seem No one else like you in my heart is the same Cuz i...
    Spicedpecan0617 Spicedpecan0617
    61-65, F
    Apr 3
    I lost a bet about "Downton Abbey" and had to get naked. I own a rental property and have a female friend, Felicity, who sometimes drops by to keep me company when I am fixing the...
    tacomareacher tacomareacher
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 3
    I love to get lost in music. It helps me block out all the negativity and for one second forget about all my problems.
    KartierCutie18 KartierCutie18
    18-21, F
    Apr 2
     Yeahh... I love the smell of Incense as incense sticksticks has a latent feature infused in it that not only envelopes us with calmness but also build a peaceful aura around...
    Gaurav241094 Gaurav241094
    22-25, M
    Apr 2
    I have lost both of my parents in the last 3 years and it has been a struggle for me. I never thought it would be tough but it is. I feel like most people have no idea what it is...
    Hockeyfight Hockeyfight
    46-50, M
    Apr 2
    For those of you who have lost your desire to pray, to sing,I'm asking God to put that melody back in your hearts tonight; cause you to lift your voice, even though you don't...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 1
    For those of you who have lost your desire to pray, to sing,I'm asking God to put that melody back in your hearts tonight; cause you to lift your voice, even though you don't...
    Lincoln98 Lincoln98
    16-17, M
    Apr 1
    Yes I am only 17 but I believe I had my first love, and when I fell in love with him I was only 14...My first love was beautiful the first boy that I had ever felt these things for...
    brookemendes brookemendes
    16-17, F
    Apr 1
    deep down I think I lost this happy, I'm glad to be alive part of me... I don't know how to explain the reason why but it's like I woke up one day and everything I loved doing...
    code95 code95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 1
    I was in 6th grade, in a relationship with my first boyfriend.(Iā€™m in 10th grade now, since then have moved on) My best friend had told me that he was cutting himself- and I was...
    IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT IkIlLeDyOuRsOuLaNdAtEiT
    16-17, F
    Apr 1
    Lost: One 51 year old mind. Fuzzy on the occasional issue but works relatively well when un-stressed ! Last seen debating some non-sensical topic with what would appear to be a...
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 31
    Nothing in the world smells better then cigarettes and I just love how cigarettes make my house, clothes, car, and everything around me smell. I love when I walk into my house and...
    MirandaSummers MirandaSummers
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 31
    I used to be chubby even when I was a baby. So I went to this dance class out of interest and I got very thin. But I gained a lot of weight when I stopped going there. Then when I...
    imasurvivor92 imasurvivor92
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31
    It doesn't make sense to me. They say God has a plan for everyone, so he has planned for us to do everything. Which would mean we have no free will. Just the illusion of freewill...
    LukeEmerson LukeEmerson
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 31
    It will be one year ago tomorrow that I lost my father and I feel like the grief is hitting me all over again. I really wish I had someone to share these feelings with bit I'm all...
    Pattycake1234 Pattycake1234
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 30
    Part VII: I stood there as he spread the towel on the bed wondering what in the world it was for. He told me that it for in case I bled. What?? Now I'm going to bleed?! He told me...
    verylostcause verylostcause
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 30
    I met a guy he came back once other time, I knew his way that he would leave! It's called being a flaked. Smell the BS a mile away however last time he came back so now I've...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 30
More Stories