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Tincup
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A long while back I was told by a neuro doc my sense of smell was negatively altered. I also saw it in one of the medical records in a list of symptoms- "Patient does not smell good."

When I questioned that comment later they told me it wasn't worded as it should have been- and I said "Ya think?!"

Then I said, "FIX IT!" and they did. (Just to be sure I asked another long time doc how I smelled- really smelled- and he said I smell fine, like the outdoors, being in the woods. Ok. ?)

Well, a study done a while back has shown that is the case. Lyme patients can lose their sense of smell.

So, the question is, how do YOU smell little darling?

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0004-282X2014000800596&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en

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Tincup
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And just in case, I'm headed in to take a shower now.

[lol]

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It went both directions in our house. My sense of smell is super duper sensitive, and hubs lost his. His wasn't good to begin with, but I think taking knotweed helped it go completely along with his ability to taste.

Not too long ago dear husband scrambled up a pan of eggs. I swore that I smelled rotten eggs while they were cooking, but hubs said my nose was being crazy again. I reluctantly conceded, since I do get what might be phantom smells (although rotten eggs would be a first).

Since he'd eaten his eggs and made no complaints, I thought it must be me and tried not to think about the smell. My gut, my mouth, and every fiber of my being screamed that my nose was working just fine when I took that first bite.

Rotten eggs are to date the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted [puke]

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frankly.....I stink. tried everthing. nothing has worked. I wake up at night soaking wet.

also I smell strange odors. and not nice ones either. cigarettes, outhouses, etc.

drives me nuts.

[ 05-26-2016, 02:47 PM: Message edited by: randibear ]

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Lost my sense of smell throughout the illness, its coming back as I get better.
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I found that out early on. I went to a candida support group and they passed around a liquid to taste. If we could taste it, we were ok, if not, we were zinc-deficient.

I couldn't taste it. They said lack of ability to taste it was because we lacked sufficient zinc. Maybe due to being used up fighting the illness.

Now, I had a Very Unusual Experience getting my sense of smell back for 18 months!

6 years after my known tick bite, but unknown Lyme, I went to a doctor's office to try to regularize my hormones, which were measurably way off by then.

A doctor there had a light machine called a Lumatron that could be set to flash colors at various rates. We determined that I responded well to blue and purple - note, favorite colors - and had me start 20-minute sessions looking at a purple light color flashing 6x/sec in a dark box while listening to music.

First day - I leave the office, walk across the field, and notice that I can smell the field! That one 20 minutes of flashing purple light had restored my sense of smell!

I took the bus back to the city, and where it dropped me off, a high-end restaurant was advertising a wine-tasting. So I decided to go in and see how the wines would taste! And they were fan-o-tastic, as I like to say - I was exclaiming about them to others there, and I think they were a bit amused by the story.

I continued to go to the office for the 20-minutes on purple for the rest of the week. And then switched to blue for 3 more weeks, 5 days/week.

But it was that first day of light color therapy that restored my sense of smell, which lasted for 18 months.

Years later, the lumatron was sold. I saw it in use at a Whole Life Expo, came over to discuss it, and the person with the machine told my wine-tasting story! They must have liked that story! I said, um, that's me!

Now, here's the 6 million dollar question for anyone - please explain the connection between colored light and sense of smell!!

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All of my senses are super sensitive. I can actually taste smells in the air now,that's my latest new symptom.
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Carol in PA
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Over the years, I had two coworkers who had a very poor sense of smell, one about 30 years old, one about 50.

Both of them later got Parkinson's Disease.


The only time I had hypersensitive sense of smell was when I was pregnant.

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I believe bacteria, fungi, parasites make you "stink", ammonia, carbonyl acid, acetydehyde, etc.. When it gets bad, you attract insects, mites,and thus Morgellons.
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