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Nasal congestion and loss of sense of smell

(6 Posts)
Whitetara Sun 13-Jan-13 22:06:57

I've had this since about the time that conception took place - according to online pregnancy calculators.

I thought that the sense of smell got more acute during early pregnancy. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced these symptoms in early pregnancy (got bfp on Thursday, so just 3 weeks gone)...I feel like I've got a heavy cold with a headache behind my eyes.

sherbetpips Mon 14-Jan-13 18:56:52

I also lost all sense of taste. The food I was given in the NHS hospital after giving birth tasted amazing because I could actually taste it!!!

Missy28 Wed 16-Jan-13 22:15:38

I'm having the exact same issue at the mo! I thought it was down to a cold that I recently got over but the nasal congestion is hanging around and annoying me. And I HATE the fact that I can't taste anything lol confused

EggyM Thu 17-Jan-13 06:57:33

I can still smell but have horrible blocked sinuses at the same time and constant migraines and headaches because of it - have a 14 hour day at work today and it's making me feel so tired and miserable - so know just how you feel.
(but a bit happy today as am 12 weeks today! smile )

Anyway got any tips on how to get rid of this stupid congestion?

kitkatsz23 Thu 17-Jan-13 11:45:43

You are not alone, I'm having blocked sinuses day and night with the occasional nose bleed. I really hate it, it affects me at night as I cannot breath properly and wake up with a very dry mouth and throat. I'm like a zombie at work, totally exhausted. I've been told just to put up with it and try not to blow my nose...Oh I also find central heating makes it worse in this cold weather, especially in the open plan office. I'm 25+5 weeks pg.

KelleStar Thu 17-Jan-13 20:26:48

I had a really sensitive sense of smell at the start of this pg [DC2] and then it started fading. My taste has faded with it, was advised it's quite common. I had awful sickness until about 24 weeks.

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