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No Sense Of Smell?

No Sense Of Smell?

I lost my sense of smell years ago after my dad died and the doctor at the time said it was probably psychosomatic and it would probably come back but it never has so a couple of years ago I mentioned it to another doctor who gave me a nasal spray and said if it hadn't made any difference after 3 months to go back and she would refer me to a specialist. Anyway it made no difference so I went back but the doctor was no longer at that practice so I saw a different one who told me it was tough and… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

@A MyLupusTeam Member I lost my sense of smell back here in early 2000. First my family doctor gave me something for sinus, then he sent me to the (ENT) Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. They did a test on me to where they ran this long tube down my nose with a light on it to see if i had any blockage. They gave me nasal spray nothing helped. Sometimes I can smell somethings, but then it goes back to the same where i can't smell.The same here sometimes I season my food to salty that my family complains. Now I just add little salt and let them salty it themselves. If you happen to run across someone that can help you please let me know.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

My dad can't smell anything. He has asthma. He can taste. Down side you can't smell good food,
Upside you don't smell farts or #2s.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

We each have different symptoms of lupus, depending on what parts of our body are being attacked. However, having lupus doesn't prevent you from having other health problems. I've practiced medicine for nearly 35 years, and have noticed that as government has taken control of medicine, the quality of ppl going into it has declined substantially. Some posts really make me wonder where medical education is today. If your insurance lets you self-refer to a specialist, find a board certified Ear, nose and throat specialist. If not, insist your primary care provider (PCP) refer you to one. What you have been told about your condition is hogwash. See someone who knows what he/she is doing. Don't give up!! There is help out there, but you may have to be creative to find it. Prayers and best wishes for your search for competent and compassionate care. Gentle hugs.

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Thanks everyone x I agree about the not smelling bad things x

posted over 5 years ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

most times I don't have a sense of smell or taste. My doctor said it was part of the lupus. So, I don't worry about it.

posted over 5 years ago
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