anybody else lose their sense of smell?

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Joan M
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   Posted 12/25/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I have more or less loss my sense of smell.  Sometimes I get a little whiff of something and it is very exciting for me.  Anybody else?

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   Posted 12/26/2007 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   

I haven't, but it will be interesting to see the replies.



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   Posted 12/27/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
My sense of smell has decreased signficantly because of my allergies. It seems that I don't smell things like I did before when I was younger. Do you smoke?
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   Posted 12/31/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have significant nasal polyps and frequent sinusitis that block all sense of smell for me, except when I am on high dose steroids. I lost the sense of sense of smell about 10 years my late 20's. I hate it that I can't smell cut grass, fresh roses, peanut butter. The absolute worst is that I can't smell a fire even when it is right under my nose!

I currently take 30 mg Prednisone, Theophylline, Singulair, Advair, Veramyst, Spiriva, Claritin D, Mucinex


Joan M
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   Posted 12/31/2007 4:20 PM (GMT -6) I do not smoke.  People who smoke can ofen smell.  Sorry you have lost your sense of smell since you were 20.  That is when I started getting tinnitus (ringing in ears) which is supposed to be another allergic signal I found out recently.  I did not start losing my sense of smell until I was around 38.  It is a drag but the whole allergic thing is a pain.  Have never had a polyp in my nose.  They opened my deviated septum but that did not help a lot. At the same time, they shrunk my turbines too.  It was ok but not as helpful as I had hoped.  Take care of yourselves and thanks for your replies.  eyes eyes
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