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recharge

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Smelling Smoke ( Cigerette) when there is no smoke around
« on: October 12, 2011, 08:18:18 PM »
Hi ,

I am in Wait and watch mode. I have AN size 9 X 6 X 5 mm diagonised in Feb this year.

I started smelling smoke when there is really no smoke around. I smell this in bed room , my car and my office. No one smokes at my house , my car and car. This started recently for the past 1 month. on and off.
Is it related to AN ?  does anyone of you experianced this?

Please advise.

Thanks
Muru

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Re: Smelling Smoke ( Cigerette) when there is no smoke around
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 08:20:18 AM »
Never happened to me. I can smell cigarette smoke on some one, and that  can linger in my nose for a short period of time. I can't imagine that your AN could cause your nose to detect smoke.

James

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Re: Smelling Smoke ( Cigerette) when there is no smoke around
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 12:21:21 PM »
Hi Muru,

What you are experiencing is known as phantosmia,also known as an olfactory hallucination. You might want to consult an ENT with experience in treating distortions in smell.

Take care-hope it resolves soon.

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Re: Smelling Smoke ( Cigerette) when there is no smoke around
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 12:27:51 PM »
Muru ~

This is a new one.  The 1st (olfactory) nerve controls the sense of smell and this should not be affected by a small acoustic neuroma which normally grows on the protective sheath of the 8th cranial nerve.  However, I'm not a doctor and I may be unaware of a relation between the 1st cranial nerve and an acoustic neuroma growth so I suggest you consult your doctor about this phenomena. 

Jim
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Re: Smelling Smoke ( Cigerette) when there is no smoke around
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 05:23:14 PM »
Hi,

I can relate, I often have a metal smell (the only way that I can describe it) at times.  Just started to experience this past summer.  So for me it is a new symptom.

LisaP ;D
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Re: Smelling Smoke ( Cigerette) when there is no smoke around
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 05:39:45 PM »
Muru,
I can completely relate to your mental smell.  My coworkers call me the super sniffer. Since, I had radiation and lost my sense of hearing, my smeller works overtime. I can't explain it either. Just one of the many "perks" that comes with having an acoustic neuroma, I guess.
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Re: Smelling Smoke ( Cigerette) when there is no smoke around
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2011, 05:56:20 PM »
I don't think smelling smoke has anything to do with your AN. Have you tried googling it? I find all kind of answers to stuff that way:))
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