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I smell smoke

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BardOfBarking Wed 19-Feb-14 20:26:03

Periodically I can smell smoke, very distinctive smoke. I live and work in a smoke free environment. It can last from a few hours to several days and then disappears for months. It's unpleasant and somewhat disconcerting.

Has anyone ever experienced anything similar?

TheSydenhamSet Wed 19-Feb-14 20:27:34

Yes, when I was pregnant wink

IsabellaPasta Wed 19-Feb-14 22:25:07

Sinus infection perhaps?

Megbeth Thu 20-Feb-14 06:11:35

You should get it checked out. It could be a form of epilepsy or stroke warnings. It's not normal that it comes & goes.

BardOfBarking Thu 20-Feb-14 09:03:35

Thanks - it felt like a stupid thing to go the GP with but I think I'll check it out. Sydenham, 3dc and NOT counting anymore smile

Quinteszilla Thu 20-Feb-14 09:04:44

Yes, and sometimes my fingertips smell of tobacco! confused

Also a non smoker, in a non smoking home.

Faverolles Thu 20-Feb-14 09:09:45

It's called phantosmia. I get this when I have a cold. The GP said something about smell receptors being damaged.

Quinteszilla Thu 20-Feb-14 09:11:39

I dont get it when I have a cold, but my receptors are damaged. I spent 6 months without sense of smell (and food tasted VERY bland) when I was 18/19.

BardOfBarking Thu 20-Feb-14 17:12:04

Is phantosmia always smoke - or general 'phantom' smells? Guess I could google that.

wfrances Thu 20-Feb-14 20:02:54

yep
have done for years.

CrazyOldCatLady Thu 20-Feb-14 21:22:37

I have sinusitis at the moment and am smelling smoke a lot.

lovelychops Thu 20-Feb-14 21:26:01

When I was pregnant before any other symptoms...

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