Question about accute sense of smell

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daisy76
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   Posted 11/12/2011 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
I wondered how many of you have an accute sense of smell and if so, are there any medications out there to help dull it??
For the past 6 months or so, my sense of smell, which was always good to begin with, is heightened and seems to be getting worse. Not neccesarily to chemicals, although they have always bothered me too. I mean everything seems to smell stronger and I'm able to pick up on smells that most other people can't. It's driving me crazy and making me feel sick. Also, alot of things that I once liked the smell of are now repulsive to me. I've researched it and learned that it's a condition called hyperosmia and it's fairly common in people with fibro and other endocrine related issues.
But I can't seem to find any information on treatment or medications for it confused
Can anyone recommend anything that they know about?
Thank you in advance for any info.

bayoub2
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   Posted 11/12/2011 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed that more things sem to smell so strong and even repulsive..I know fibro has made by eyes and ears extremely sensitive to stimuli, skin sensitive to fabrics and smell too

Sorry I don't know of a med to help..just wanted to let you know you're not alone

Maggie
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almost medfree
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   Posted 11/12/2011 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I am more sensitive to smell with fibro too but I would have to say I'm a lot more sensitive in a lot of areas since coming down with fibro.

I wouldn't know how to help your situation except suggesting what you are probably already doing. Try to stay away from the smells that repulse you and/or doing what people did long ago. Carry a pleasing scent with you to sniff if you're smelling something you don't care for. I heard this was done in London long ago. People would pull out a scented handkerchief in the days of London with no sewers. Can you imagine?

Good luck.
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daisy76
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   Posted 11/12/2011 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Maggie :-) It does help knowing people can relate. I'm sensitive with sounds as well. Sensory overload as someone called it.
And thank you, almost medfree. That's a great suggestion. I'll probably be sniffing it 24/7 as lately the bad smells outweigh the good. I swear they could hire me out as a K-9 sniffer- I smell everything from a mile away! smilewinkgrin
Hope that you're both having a wonderful day!

bayoub2
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   Posted 11/12/2011 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a concussion a few years back and for weeks all I could smell was salami-lol.

Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica


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Acheybody
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   Posted 11/12/2011 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problem. When the Macy's catalog comes, it goes right outside to the trash - those perfume samples can give me a headache in nothing flat! I used to love scented candles. No more.

Oh, the life of a sensitive flower! (sigh)

Debbie
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