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Super Sensitive Pregnancy Nose

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SarahMOs Thu 29-Sep-16 10:34:23

I an 12 weeks pregnant today and our scan is on Tuesday next week. Prior to becoming pregnant I had almost lost my sense of smell due to being ill, however it came back with a vengeance around week 5/6. I am still being sick, cannot stand the strangest smells such as our oven & orange squash! We recently had a new carpet fitted in the hallway landing & stairs and I cannot stand the carpet feeling in my nose and back of my throat. ANY help or advice greatly appreciated! Currently coping with my second migraine in 24 hours too sob!

LemonBreeland Thu 29-Sep-16 10:37:27

Not sure I can help but sympathise. With all of my pregnancies my nose was super sensitive. DH could have a glass of red wine at the other end of the room and I would complain that it stunk.

happydays00 Thu 29-Sep-16 10:49:54

Can fully sympathise sarah. I had an extremely heightened sense of smell until about 15 weeks. I found a scented oil I liked the smell of and poured a few drops of this onto a tissue and would carry that around with me in case any other smells threatened to take over!

I also struggled with migraines in my second trimester and found the only thing that gave me relief from this was an ice pack placed on my forehead. I purchased two ice "headbands" and would keep one on and one in the freezer. I work from home so got away with this; I looked ridiculous but the brief respite was worth it!

Hope you feel better soon

SarahMOs Thu 29-Sep-16 10:51:46

I work from home a lot too so that is a brilliant tip thank you! Sounds awful to say I'm glad its not just me!

kathrynelizabeth3005 Thu 29-Sep-16 22:33:34

I definitely sympathise with you! I'll be 12 weeks on Saturday and since around week 6 my sense of smell has been heightened to the extreme!!

I've discovered that finding a couple of lovely smelling candles and burning them in the evenings takes an edge off other smells invading my nose and helps with the nausea.

SarahMOs Fri 30-Sep-16 11:05:06

Thank you kathrynelizabeth3005 - do let me know of any essential oil and candles fragrances that you ladies liked!

kikisdelivery Fri 30-Sep-16 14:04:24

I can absolutely sympathise with this too - for me the trick ended up being removing strong "artificial" smells, like candles etc, because they made it worse. So I used to be a real smelly candle and nice fruity shower gel person, but both made me feel so sick I had to get rid of them for at least the first 14 weeks. I'm now on week 21 and can sort of cope with a smelly candle for about 30 mins or so....but it's still a tentative thing!

And don't get me started on ribena... urgh! I could barely look at a bottle without feeling sick in the first few weeks!

happydays00 Fri 30-Sep-16 15:30:48

I think I went for lavender essential oils because you're actually limited which ones you can use whilst pregnant and lavender was definitely safe. Sigh.

I've found it's always better to know you're not the only one suffering, finding out something is "normal" somehow makes it a bit easier to accept. Either that or misery just loves company ha

thecatsarecrazy Fri 30-Sep-16 16:51:22

It is awful but I think it wears off, I'm 22 weeks now and don't notice smells as much as I used to. Washing up liquid used to make me feel sick

SarahMOs Mon 03-Oct-16 11:31:09

I have just noticed washing up liquid! It's so odd as many different things all seem to have a similar smell to them....toothpaste, wet cat food and the oven being hot!

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