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I keep smelling toast

(16 Posts)
Finlaggan Fri 26-May-17 06:35:20

Help! For about the last 3-4 weeks I've been low level under the weather. Started with very swollen glands behind one ear (50p size) and extreme associated pain. This then manifested into a light summer cold.

The following week I had when I can only explain as pregnancy tiredness (I'm def not pregnant) every day I would be in bed at 8 sometimes without dinner as I was so exhausted. Falling asleep at my desk etc in work, basically not normal.

The next week (last week) I've been experiencing migraine like headaches every single day, they start around the same time, 4.30 every day bang, a hideous headache starts.

I wake up feeling a bit headachey but once I'm up take a couple of paracetamol generally I'm ok til later in the day.

My last symptom is for the last 4-5 days I am continually smelling burnt toast, doesn't affect my taste but it's just there, all the time and is driving me slightly mad.

Any ideas? Is it all linked to the headaches, will it just go away?

Fliptophead Fri 26-May-17 06:38:23

No idea but I'd definitely take an iron pill and call a doctor and ask to be seen straight away

Theworldisfullofidiots Fri 26-May-17 06:38:38

Go and see your GP!

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 26-May-17 06:40:03

You need to seek medical advice from the GP if you have not already done so. Talk to this person about your symptoms; you have after all felt bad now for the last 3-4 weeks.

Finlaggan Fri 26-May-17 06:40:16

Really? I don't go to the doctor often but just figured this is some kind of viral thing that will run its course??

The toast thing is starting to get to me but feel stupid going to see the doctor because I can smell toast!

MajesticWhine Fri 26-May-17 06:44:18

The smelling toast could mean you have a sinus infection.

Fliptophead Fri 26-May-17 06:50:31

Actually don't take an iron pill in case they test your iron levels. Just go see a doctor.

Lunaballoon Fri 26-May-17 06:55:39

I would see a doctor. Phantosmia

megletthesecond Fri 26-May-17 06:56:21

I'm sure my colleague mentioned this once. It's something to do with a type of migraine she has, but she doesn't get the splitting headaches. Go and see your doctor.

Finlaggan Fri 26-May-17 07:14:44

Thanks for that, although I wish I hadn't scrolled to the bottom of that NHS page! I'll call the docs this morning.

ems137 Fri 26-May-17 08:25:51

Smelling odd things can definitely be linked to the migraines, some people get visual aura but some can get smell auras.

You definitely should see a doctors though

Veterinari Fri 26-May-17 08:29:47

The symptoms you describe can be linked to infections and migraines. However (I don't wish to be alarmist) they can also be a sign of a brain tumour or other neurological disorder. You should be properly checked out asap.

Veterinari Fri 26-May-17 08:30:57

NHS link here

wfrances Sun 28-May-17 13:02:03

hope to reassure you , i have chronic phantosmia and have had all the tests and nothing found.
still see gp to rule things out , (blood pressure being the first test)

Finlaggan Sun 28-May-17 23:10:01

Thank you. I'm not overly worried but it is driving me mad.

Haudyerwheesht Sun 28-May-17 23:15:10

Look it probably isn't anything serious but please see your GP ASAP. My friend could smell burnt toast and ended up having seizures and encephalitis. It's really not worth the risk.

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