Been browsing the internet for a solution and I landed on this thread. I know its been a while but reading this comment, I can totally relate. No one understands what its like not even my mother:(
My sense of smell is gone! - Page 3
Thanks - and I agree, it is insanely crazy. I would have never imagined that was possible to just lose a sense like that because of a stupid virus. I'm soooo glad it's coming back but still concerned: is it going to come back 100% and reliably, forever?
I hope so. I'll update this thread, hopefully in a short time, hopefully with some great news! :chef:
Well it's been a while... but in my case I'm happy to say that my sense of smell has returned 100%. That was one of the scariest episodes of my life, but now all is well. I also wanted to post this in support of everyone who reports going through the same loss of smell I did... all I can hope for you guys is that the same thing will happened to you and your sense of smell will return 100%!!
Hang in there guys.
Glad to hear you are OK. A number of years ago I took a blood pressure medication that was a Calcium Channel blocker and it wiped out my sense of taste. I couldn't tell the difference between salt and sugar. Within a week of changing to another med, I was back to normal.
Go see a doctor.. People on this thread are looking for information or trying to see what others have done about their loss of smell. If your nose is constantly running and you haven't been able to smell for a year, you need to see a doctor.
See a doctor, the results may not be as bad as you fear.
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Don't laugh: my grandmother used to take extra Vitamin C -- maybe 5000 mg a day, equal amount of Vitamin E, half that amount of D Vitamin. When she suspected it might be also flu or cold, sinusitis she ate chicken soup, sometimes just the broth, at least once a day. Chicken broth makes your nose run: helps break up congestion. It worked for her and there are plenty of testimonials for these 'cures'. She also drank mulled wine or a hot toddy when she knew it was a cold.
I wanted to update this thread with some great news. It took a little over a year, but I feel like I've almost completely recovered my sense of smell! What a PLEASURE to be able to come home and smell the food my wife has prepared! Or even go to a nice restaurant and be able to smell the food they bring me!!
I say almost because sometimes I have trouble identifying smells. It feels like certain unrelated things have the same smell to me.
But I'm at a point where I don't really remember how acute my sense of smell was before that incident, so can't compare. So pretty much 100% recovery.
Wow. What a (bad) trip.
That's really good to hear. My friend lost her sense of smell working in Chemistry labs and a reagent she was working with had that effect. Unlike your case, hers will not be returning. It can be more traumatizing than people think. We should take a moment of every day and thank our lucky stars that we can see, feel, taste, hear and smell!