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vestabula
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   Posted 3/18/2010 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
We only have one room in the house that is carpeted.  Before my dog Vesta died last May, she was very incontinent for several months.  After she died, I had the carpet professionally cleaned twice.  Stains keep reappearing however, after trying every product on the market.  Anyway, yesterday I attacked one stubborn stain with something called Goof Off.  It removed the stain immediately however, I can still smell the odor from the product...even when I am in other parts of the house!  Anyway, no one else can smell it...the hubby...my son just came to pick up his puppy and he can't smell it either.  They think I'm nuts...when it gets warm out I can smell the urine that must still be in the rug although I have used enzymes and as I said, have had it professionally cleaned twice.  I want a new rug because the smell makes me sick!  Since the stains are gone and the rug is only four years old the hubby thinks it's ridiculous to buy a new one.  He can't smell it!  Am I going insane...I have always been sensitive to odors but this has been going on for two days.  On the upside, I'll never pass out in here...it's an ammonia smell.  Maybe I should check my armpits...LOL!  Is anyone else that sensitive to odors?
 
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   Posted 3/18/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Donna,

I too am very sensitive to odors and sounds. The other day I kept hearing a squeal in the vehicle and my husband couldn't hear it. The next day the breaks went.

But smells yes, especially perfumes and chemical smells. I have a puppy now too and yes, I am sensitive to the urine smell. But she has been pretty good, learned to go on paper and outside, very few accidents.

I hope that you can get a new carpet like you want to. We are going to get one, but not until after puppy is completely trained.

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crazykitty
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   Posted 3/18/2010 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, I'm one of those people that can smell things that others don't. We must be
hypersensitive to smells. I know I can't be in a room where it seems someone bathed in
aftershave lotion or perfume, it will bring on a migraine and nausea. I do know that fibro
can cause a hyper awareness to smells, sounds, vison and of course PAIN. I guess we
are like bloodhounds LOL... Hope you can get new carpets.

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   Posted 3/18/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, you might want to try saturating the area with vinegar (if you can find the exact area) then scrub out the vinegar smell.  Vinegar is a neutralizer, I use it in my kennel and it works as well as or better than cover-up nsmelly things.  Plus it is a disinfectant.  When I had ferrets I used baking soda, shake all over carpet and sweep up after a few hours.  Good luck.
 
 
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MT Lady
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   Posted 3/18/2010 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Donna,

I am just as sensitive to odors...it's really a curse, isn't it? Especially with animals. I once had a cat that peed all over the carpet in one bedroom and the smell was unbelievable. I ended up tearing up the carpet, but then it was in the wood floor too. I bought Nature's Miracle, it is an enzyme cleaner. I know you said it didn't work, but believe me, this stuff does work. If it can get cat pee odors out, you know it works...only problem with enzyme cleaners, they take about two weeks to work, to break down the urine so you have to suffer through the two weeks. You can also rent a black light from the pet store where you buy the Nature's Miracle and shine it on the carpet so that it will show you where the urine is and then you can pour the stuff on. It took me a while to get rid of the smell, but now, even on a hot, humid day, there is absolutely NO smell and believe me, I am VERY sensitive to odors. Sounds too. One of our toilets had a high pitched sound coming from the tank and my husband insisted there wasn't any sounds coming from it...yeah, right. He turns 65 next month...so much for his hearing, LOL...and yes, there was a leak in the toilet, which he fixed...even though he couldn't hear a thing!

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Miriam


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Melisana
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   Posted 3/18/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I am very sensitive to smell, sounds and lights.... at work smell and sounds is somewhat a blessing because I can hear the alarms going off down the hall and I can smell um well when someone needs some imediate attention LOL or when someone's hearing aide was not turned off... however the lights in the ceiling buzz and just the little things like that drive me nuts. People around me look at me funny when I say that I hear something or smell something... they don't laugh so much when I find peole on the floor that should be in chairs or in bed.....

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   Posted 3/18/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
<raising hand> Me too! And like Melisana I'm very sensitive to sounds!! and light. Hate florescent lights that buzz...<shudder> Now our TV has taken to whistling when bright pictures are on and mostly white pictures, like a hockey game, can drive you to turn them off. The Stanley Cup is coming up soon and we can't be turning the TV off.

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Sherrine
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   Posted 3/19/2010 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sensitive to smell, too.  My old cat used my dining room as his litter pan the last two years of his live.  I used Nature's Miracle and it did get rid of the stains and the odor.  I had to use is several times, though, to get it all out.
 
I tried vinegar many years ago with another cat I had.  I must not have gotten the vinegar all out of the carpeting because the room smelled like a tossed salad.  We ended up replacing the carpeting.
 
Try burning lightly-scented candles in that room to help mask the odor.  It should dissapate pretty soon so you won't be able to smell it.
 
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 3/19/2010 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I forgot about the "salad" smell, in the kennel it doesn't matter.  In the house I use Resolve for pets and it works great.  Sometimes I do scrub twice.    BTW, I found a grapefruit smelling thingy with the sticks in a glass container (hope someone can figure that out) that is wonderful!!  The occasional wiff of clean, not sickly sweet grapefruit is great----now if I could only remember where I bought it and but more.
 
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day, soma, fioronal, tramadol, zoloft.
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CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 


Marlee2
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   Posted 3/19/2010 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah, very sensitive to odors and sounds. I have not kissed my DH for about two weeks, that's a record for us being in the same house and not kissing for that long. Why??? He has had a cold and sinus infection and I can smell the infection and it makes me want to gag. If I turn over in bed at night and we are facing each other I have to turn back over cause I can't stand the smell.
 
I am very sensitive to the odor of a lot of cleaning products, especially furniture polish that is oil based. Anything that is petroleum based makes me sick. And I have no idea what happened to my font.
 
With sound I don't know how much is my being over sensitive and how much is DH's hearing loss, he had a hearing test not long ago and he does have hearing loss, which I already knew and so did the kids.
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 3/19/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you ladies, and I'm glad it's not just not me.  The smell of that petroleum based cleaner I used is the culprit and the odor  just saturates the house.  Of course, the hubby does NOT smell a thing...or anyone else that walks in the house.  I'm  kind of afraid to use anythng else over the spot after I read the directions on the Goof Off that says you should wear gloves and use in a ventilated area.  What on earth was I thinking when I sprayed that stuff on the huge spot?  I will say, it works...I had that nasty stain there for months and had tried everythng to get it out. Of course the directions say it will remove paint and varnish out of rugs and upholstery.  I think I would rather have the stain then this smell.  I even still smelled it in the car...I was not even in the room so it must be permeated in my nostrils.  Oh well....lesson learned!  Think I'll buy me some nose plugs.
 
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Donna
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damouthy1
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   Posted 3/19/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow...and I always thought I was so sensitive to odors and sounds only because of the headaches and migraines interesting that fibro can cause sensitivity too. I learn something new everyday on here!
Gentle Hugs,
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Marlee2
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   Posted 3/19/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm like that too with petroleum based products, once it gets in my nose I can smell it forever it seems. When driving if I pass a diesel truck I can smell it for miles and miles.
 
When DH is frying or broiling meats he knows to turn the exhaust fan and ceiling fan on, open up the doors and windows or I will start gagging. But I haven't been able to stand some meats frying since my first pregnancy.
 
luv and hugs
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Sherrine
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   Posted 3/19/2010 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, poor Marlee.  That's a  l-o-n-g time not to be able to stand meat frying.  devil
 
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