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.
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.
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...
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.
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...