Page 17 | DH has sweet smelling breath, and bedroom smells

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QuickNC789 Fri 07-May-21 08:42:55

I noticed last night when I got home from work that DH’s breath smells very sweet. I also noticed it again this morning when he kissed me before going to work.

This morning our bedroom smells exactly like when you’ve been drinking the night before and wake up and you can smell the alcohol in the room.

I’ve read before that a pear drops smell could be a sign of diabetes. BUT he doesn’t have any other symptoms. In fact, over the last six months he’s been putting weight on as he’s had a really stressful time at work, gave up exercising and has been eating a load of chocolate and biscuits etc.

So I would definitely say he hasn’t got low blood sugar!

Can anyone think of what it might be instead please?

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gelatodipistacchio Tue 11-May-21 12:44:18

Oh dear - that's difficult. Good luck, OPflowers

VivaDixie Tue 11-May-21 13:04:59

Well on the back of this thread I spoke to the GP yesterday and managed to get a cancellation for blood tests this morning. Hopefully all ok but my symptoms were similar, not sure about my breath but everything at the moment tastes and smells sickly sweet/malty. To the point where I can't stomach chocolate or coffee (my usual vices).

OP - I know you are doing your best, but it was really easy, I phoned the GP and told them my symptoms, then the GP called back and said he would refer me for a blood test. I hope all is well with you and you can get your DH at least to speak to the GP.

SunshineSuxx Tue 11-May-21 13:54:53

How does his breath smell lately OP? Is the pear drop smell still there?

SunnyAgain Wed 12-May-21 21:53:45

I keep thinking about you and your DH @QuickNC789. How are you both?

BigBrightStarz Thu 13-May-21 23:39:47

Same here, I've been checking back every other day to see if there's been an update. I do hope they're both OK and that he's agreed to get help now! Good luck OP! flowers

NakedBanana Sat 15-May-21 20:17:48

@QuickNC789

How's your dh?

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timeisnotaline Sun 16-May-21 13:19:33

I keep thinking about this too. I hope the op managed to finger prick him.

justasking111 Sun 16-May-21 13:21:38

@QuickNC789 well sure she has done her best, the rest is up to her OH.

LadyEloise Sun 23-May-21 10:28:00

Any update @QuickNC789 ?

I have a DH who has to be practically pushed in to the doctor's surgery. 🙄

He won't even take a Panadol but will whinge about his headache/pain. hmm

FluffySocks75 Sun 23-May-21 22:19:19

Hope he is ok

chaosmaker Sat 29-May-21 12:19:17

AbsolutelyPatsy

A keto diet, the atkins diet, causes this,

Why are you attempting to give such bad advice as fact.

AbsolutelyPatsy Sat 29-May-21 14:40:42

it is well known @chaosmaker

give it a rest, the op is not interested in updating

chaosmaker Sat 29-May-21 14:42:09

AbsolutelyPatsy

it is well known @chaosmaker

give it a rest, the op is not interested in updating

do you have links to back this up at all?

AbsolutelyPatsy Sat 29-May-21 14:44:15

search for them yourself @chaosmaker,
or move on

chaosmaker Sat 29-May-21 15:18:01

AbsolutelyPatsy

search for them yourself *@chaosmaker*,
or move on

I didn't think so

chaosmaker Sat 29-May-21 15:19:34

VivaDixie

Well on the back of this thread I spoke to the GP yesterday and managed to get a cancellation for blood tests this morning. Hopefully all ok but my symptoms were similar, not sure about my breath but everything at the moment tastes and smells sickly sweet/malty. To the point where I can't stomach chocolate or coffee (my usual vices).

OP - I know you are doing your best, but it was really easy, I phoned the GP and told them my symptoms, then the GP called back and said he would refer me for a blood test. I hope all is well with you and you can get your DH at least to speak to the GP.

Hope all is well with you. Being diagnosed with diabetes is a massive shock to the system but there is a load of help and free resources on www.diabetes.co.uk

2bazookas Sat 29-May-21 15:39:55

QuickNC789

Thanks for the comments everyone. This is the last thing he needs. Bugger.

He’s gone to work now and won’t be back til 6.15. Our GP surgery is video calls only right now. Is there any kind of test we can do ourselves over the weekend?

No.

Stop dithering, call the GP today and ask them to arrange a consult and test appointment (with the practice Diabetes nurse) .

GP's (and practice nurses) ARE still seeing selected patients face to face.

AbsolutelyPatsy Sat 29-May-21 15:44:50

This is weeks old @2bazookas, only restarted by some odd ball spoiling for a bank holiday fight

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Thu 08-Jul-21 18:02:28

QuickNC789

Thank you for the continued supportive posts.

He still is adamant that he does not want to see his GP or do any tests either with home kits or through the hospital.

He has decided to go cold turkey on all the sweet food. He says he is going to re-start his exercise too.

There is only so much I can do. We were ‘discussing’ it until 2am last night. He is not a 4 year old I can pick up and take to the hospital.

Of course I am trying to do my best to get him to book an appointment or even go to the pharmacy but I literally cannot force him.


How is the cold turkey going OP?

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