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Catch
01-13-2009, 06:51 PM
On the subject of odd symptoms, anyone out there experience odors when there are none to smell? For me, usually it's an unpleasant smell, like overripe fruit, garbage, a skunk, etc., when there is none around. Or being extremely sensitive to unpleasant odors.

I also experience phantom sounds. Usually I can hear people talking when there is no one there. Again, this has been happening for a few years before my dx, and of course, has not stopped.

Just curious. I think I've seen something on here before about odors, but not about sound.




kicker
01-13-2009, 07:36 PM
I hear "radio" talking sounds. If heat kicks on I hear it as voices. I was convinced one summer evening there were pool-hoppers in our pool, talking low. I don't believe me anymore.
No smells, but food sometimes doesn't taste good,

lady_express_44
01-13-2009, 08:42 PM
No to phantom sounds, but I know my hearing is much more sensitive than most people's. My dog and I are in synch in that regard. :D

Yes to phantom smells (at times) though. Mostly it's smoke/fire, sewage/diapers, and boiling beef bones (thought another Jeffery Dalmer moved in the neighborhood at one point :eek:). Again my sense of smell is very keen, and I can smell things LONG before anyone else does, which is unusual for a smoker, I think.

Cherie

dmplaura
01-13-2009, 10:03 PM
On the subject of odd symptoms, anyone out there experience odors when there are none to smell? For me, usually it's an unpleasant smell, like overripe fruit, garbage, a skunk, etc., when there is none around. Or being extremely sensitive to unpleasant odors.

Smells for me, the fruit and garbage I've had, also burning (like burning plastic) or smoke.

TwoKidsTwoCats
01-13-2009, 10:59 PM
Yes and Yes! THe phantom sounds started when I was in my late 20's... now almost 50. It is like a faint radio in the next room... I can hear the beat, but can't make out the words.

Phantom smells started in my early 30's. At first it was just smoke, but now I smell skunk like smells at times. Also when I am near a vehicle that is burning oil... that burnt motor oil smell... :Hum:I get chill bumps down my spine and on my scalp. ALso the left side of my face will start to go numb just from the smell.

weird stuff!:Red eyes:

PolarExpress
01-13-2009, 11:12 PM
Smells not so much..But sounds..You mean other than the voices in my head? :D I hear radio sounds as well sometimes, or if I'm driving I hear music even though the radio's not on. This is odd, especially since I'm nearly deaf. It can be a little freaky sometimes, but mostly just entertaining. I must have some wires crossed somewhere..

Motors Mommy
01-13-2009, 11:43 PM
I often smell gas and think theres a gas leak......Ofcourse my house is all electric!?

With either my 1st or 2nd child their poopy diapers smelled like movie theatre popcorn!!!!

dmplaura
01-14-2009, 09:37 AM
I often smell gas and think theres a gas leak......Ofcourse my house is all electric!?

This! And it's part of rationalizing the phantom smells for me now. I'm getting pretty decent at realizing what's a threat potentially, and what's not.

ali12
01-14-2009, 02:35 PM
I don't have MS but do have a problem that is fairly similar in many ways.

I also get phantom smells. I am always convinced that I smell, even when I have just gotten out of the shower. I always ask my mum if I smell and she always say's that I doesn't but that never re-assures me. It's sort of like i've developed OCD or something similar!!

I can also smell gar exhaust fumes a lot. Even if I am just sat in the house, I can smell petrol and fuel sometimes. No-one else can smell it other than me. These symptoms only started when I fell ill ... I NEVER suffered from them beforehand!

I don't tend to hear strange noises a lot but sometimes I get a ringing or buzzing sound in my ears that is very frustrating and is a bit like Tinitus (sp?).

Thank you so much for posting this ... I always thought I was strange but now I know that others get this also! I'm sorry that you all have to deal with this strange symptom as I know how frustrating and annoying it can be!!:hug:

Ivy2
01-14-2009, 04:37 PM
Noises can really get to me easily and I rode my scooter by a cafe at my doc's office today and it smelled awful to me. This has happened to me for years now.

Twinkletoes
01-14-2009, 04:43 PM
I had to quit going to a certain restaurant because (to me) whenever I got near their salad bar, it smelled like urine. Not the actual food, but it seemed to come from somewhere underneath. Bleeaaaghhh.

Jalee
01-14-2009, 04:44 PM
Smoke smells for me. It's annoying because I have to look around everywhere to make certain it really isn't real.